Legendary Sri Siva Subramanya Swami Temple in Nadi (Fiji) is reportedly planned to undergo a $0.5 million upgrade and beautification.
Upgrading also includes constructing a vegetarian eatery. This Temple, run by Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam Fiji (TISISF), also plans to celebrate its 24th anniversary with elaborate Mahakumbabhishekam rituals in June next, reports suggest.
This temple, which opens at six am every day, holds hour-long Trishati Pooja every Tuesday evening. Anand Gurukkal is the Head Priest.
Meanwhile, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, commended efforts of TISISF and temple leaders and area community towards undertaking this grand beautification.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that it was 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. Zed stressed that instead of running after materialism; we should focus on inner search and realization of Self and work towards achieving moksh (liberation), which was the goal of Hinduism.
TISISF, 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 the 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”.