The Sri Siva Subramaniya temple was built in Fiji 1994 at the site of an old temple built by indentured Indian labourers. The Sri Siva Subramaniya temple is dedicated to Murugan whose statue was carved in India. The complex also has a Ganesh temple and a Meenakshi and Siva temple.
The temple celebrates Taip Pucam and Pankuni Uttiram. Other festivals celebrated include Siva Ratri and Vinayaka Chaturthi.
The temple is very peaceful, and located against a dramatic backdrop. It is said to be the largest Hindu temple in the southern hemisphere. The temple was built in the traditions of ancient Dravidian Indian Temple architecture and the principles of the Vastu Vedic tradition.
The first Indians were brought into Fiji in the 19th century to work as indentured labourers. This continued till early 20th century during the British rule. It is said that the first Murugan temple was built by Tiru Ramasami Pillai, and in those days, it was known as Periya Kovil. The temple was renovated through the 1980s and 1990s.