Kauai Hindu Temple Half Way Completed

July 21, 2005

Source: The Garden Island


On July 21, 2005 The Garden Island reported, "Over 600 people took in the splendid serenity of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery as monastery leaders opened up the grounds for their open house... And also to see immaculately maintained grounds of the monastery over-looking the North Fork of the Wailua River, to see an under-construction temple designed to last for generations and topped in real gold, and to enjoy Indian food and entertainment. 'We’re halfway there,' Palaniswami [one of the monks] said of both temple construction and fund-raising. Half of the hand-carved stones for the temple designed to last 1,000 years are on the island, and half of the $16 million necessary to complete construction has been raised, he said."