The Kadavul Temple is a Jaffna-Style Hindu temple dedicated to the Shiva located on the Kauai island in the state of Hawaii, USA. It is maintained by the Saiva Siddhanta Church which is also known as Kauai Aadheenam or Kauai's Hindu Monastery.

Kadavul Temple
Kadavul Hindu Temple
Kadavul Temple
DeityLord Shiva
CountryUnited States
Geographic coordinates22°5′18″N 159°20′16″W / 22.08833°N 159.33778°W / 22.08833; -159.33778
TypeJaffna-Style Temple
CreatorKauai's Hindu Monastery

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Kadavul is an ancient Tamil word for God, meaning “He who is both immanent and transcendent.”[1] Kadavul Temple was established in 1973 by Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. It is one of two temples in Kauai Aadheenam; the other temple is Iraivan Temple. Kadavul Temple is located next to the Wailua River and 8 km from Mount Waialeale.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "All about Kauai's Hindu Monestory".