Legendary Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple in Nadi (Fiji) is reportedly planned to undergo a US$500,000 upgrade and beautification.
Upgrading also includes constructing a vegetarian eatery.
This Temple, run by Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam (TISI) Fiji, also plans to celebrate its 24th Anniversary with elaborate Maha Kumba Abhishekam rituals in June next.
This Temple, which opens at 6 am every day, holds hour-long Trishati Pooja every Tuesday evening. Anand Gurukkal is the Head Priest.
I commend the efforts of TISI and Temple leaders and area community towards undertaking this grand beautification.
It is important to pass on Hindu spirituality, concepts and traditions to coming generations amidst so many distractions in the consumerist society and hoped that this Temple would help in this direction.
I emphasise that instead of running after materialism; we should focus on inner search and realisation of Self and work towards achieving moksh (liberation), which is the goal of Hinduism.
TISI, headquartered in Nadi and established in 1926; runs various schools, colleges, Temples, farms, nursery; besides undertaking various sporting and cultural activities and organizing conventions.
Jai Narayan is its Chief Executive Officer.
Nadi is the third-largest conurbation of Fiji, located in its west; which Lonely Planet described as “a unique blend of cultures.”
Rajan Zed is President of Universal Society of Hinduism based in Nevada, USA.
An exterior view of Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple in Nadi, Fiji