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Temples in New Zealand
Written by Vengatesh on September 15, 2020 Share on

8 Best Temples In New Zealand Which Are Must Visit

Keep reading to know about the temples in New Zealand to add some religious aspect to your New Zealand itinerary.

1. The Bharatiya Mandir

 The Bhartiya Mandir, a Hindu temple in Auckland and a quiet place where several Hindu gods are worshipped. The temple is a home for Hindus who are away from their land. They meet, communicate, and perform their festivals and rituals at these temples. This offers a quiet haven to those who are searching for a place to rest their minds. Taking them away from the troubles of the world.

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2.Thiru Subramaniar Alayam

It is one of the most popular temples in the World. The temple is decorated with beautiful granite of various deities. This includes Lord Shiva, Lord Murugan, Goddess Parvati, and Lord Ganapati. People visit here from all over New Zealand to this temple. Also, people from different countries come here to offer their prayers and get astonished at the beauty of this shrine.

Thiru Subramaniar Alayam
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3. Thirumurugan Temple

The unique attribute of this temple is that it is devoted to nine planets. And, in Indian Hindu mythology, planets play a vital role in the minds and lives of Hindus. It is believed that every world has a lord attached to it. That it is the universe that determines the fate and life of individuals according to their roles. Also, the Hindus have a lot of faith in the gods associated with the planets. Thirumurugan Temple is one of the most visited Indian Temples in Auckland. This temple follows the principle of destiny and karma associated with the planetary movement.

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4. Swaminarayan Temple in New Zealand

With gods like Lord Narayan, Ghanashyam Maharaj, and Lord Rama worshipped here, the Swaminarayan Temple. Also, serves as a holy temple for all local priests.

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5. Kurinchi Kumaran Temple in New Zealand

Temple of Kurinchi Kumaran
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The most prominent is the Temple of Kurinchi Kumaran. It’s famous for being the first South Indian temples to be founded in New Zealand. The main gods of this temple are Lord Shiva, Lord Murugan, and Lord Ganesha. There are many other idols worshipped here, too.

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6. The Wellington Indian Association Temple

The North Indian Temple is founded in Wellington by the Wellington Indian Association. Since the idols of Lord Krishna, Goddess Durga, and Goddess Sita are among the many idols worshipped here.

7. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Temple

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Temple is the first Hindu temple to be constructed in Rotorua. Since it is the only one situated on the central north island, the Hindu community is very much in love with it. So, make sure you don’t leave this one off of your list when you visit temples in New Zealand, either.


The International Society for Krishna Consciousness is more generally known as ISKCON. This is an international organisation that strives to spread the message of compassion. Also, They have a variety of temples in India and around the world, including New Zealand.

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