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Mauritius: The God Ganesh celebrated and immersed in water

Photo journal Le Défi Quotidien
Photo journal Le Défi Quotidien
The Hindu community of Marathi origin religiously celebrated on Saturday, August 30, 2014 the birth of Ganesh, son of Shiva and Parvati.
The deity with the head of elephant that characterises for the devotees wisdom, intelligence and education was celebrated during Ganesh Chaturthi (holiday in Mauritius) in the temples of the island after 30 days of fasting.
At sunset and the in colourful processions, statues in honor of the God Ganesh were submerged in the waters of rivers and the ocean to perpetuate the cycle of creation and "of the dissolution in nature", as shown in the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.
A series of cultural activities will also continue during the week to mark the annual event between songs, dances and offerings.

Fabrice François

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