New Temple Set to Open In Nadi

May 27, 2009

Author: Shalendra Prasad

Source: Fiji Daily Post

Nadi is fast becoming the spiritual hub for Hindus in Fiji following the construction of a second magnificent temple in the district.

The one million dollar worth Gayatri Shaktipith Temple, built by the Gayatri Pariwar of Nadi, is all set to open its doors for devotees and visitors with a colourful three day inauguration ceremony due to start on Saturday June 13 next month.

To mark the auspicious occasion, the international president of World Gayatri Pariwar, Dr. Pranav Pandya will be also part of the grand opening.

The new temple which has been constructed in a two storey structure will also help boost the preaching of Hinduism in the tourist town of Nadi which already houses the Sri Siva Subrahmanya Swami Temple built in 1994 by the Devasthanam Board and believed to be the biggest Hindu shrine in the southern hemisphere.

Participating devotees will start the opening programme with a march procession from the Sri Siva Subrahmanya Swamy Temple (Nadi Temple) on Saturday June 13 leading up to a colourful three days of worshipping and other activities.