Source: The Honolulu Advertiser
On July 30, 2003 The Honolulu Advertiser reported that "San Marga Iraivan Temple, rising on the grounds of the 33-year-old Saiva Siddhanta Church monastery, is built of Indian white granite and formed by Indian stonemasons... It is fulfilling the vision of the late Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, known to his followers as Gurudeva, founder of the church and its monastery. Hindu pilgrims from around the world are arriving daily to worship at the edifice... San Marga Iraivan is a Chola-style temple of the southern part of India. It is dedicated to the Hindu god, Siva, also spelled Shiva. Many of the figures carved into its walls and pillars are traditional Indian images representing the tenets of the Hindu religion, which is more than 3,000 years old."