• Priest Blessing Hindu Grand Bassin

    Image ID
    FOT683061
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    5.3 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3000 x 2855 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    254 x 242 mm
    10.0 x 9.5 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Priest Blessing Hindu Grand Bassin blessing offerings ceremony religion culture Hindu Hindi Mauritius holy Ganga Talao pilgrimage offerings
    Description
    And so was born the sacred lake, Ganga Talao, now home to the biggest annual pilgrimage of Hindus outside of India. Each winter, hundreds of thousands of Hindus descend upon the lake, some coming from as far away as South Africa, to give offerings to Shiva and this distant "tributary" of the Ganges. It's one of the most important events on the Mauritius calendar. Unfortunately, I was about four months too late to participate in the festival itself, but that wouldn't stop us from paying our respects during the off-season. Ganga Talao or Grand Bassin is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Gods including Hanuman, Lakshmi, and others along the Grand Bassin. During Shivaratri, many pilgrims in Mauritius walk bare feet from their homes to the lake. Grand Bassin, Mauritius is a must visit must natural attraction in Mauritius. No Mauritius excursion becomes complete without a trip to Grand Bassin, Mauritius. The main attraction of this picturesque Bassin, apart from its spectacular beauty is its interesting legend. Grand Bassin is a sacred lake in Mauritius that is believed to be filled with the waters of the holy Ganges of India. This Lake is of immense religious significance for the Hindus residing here.
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2010-05-08
    Uploaded on
    2010-07-13
    Collection
    T MAURITIUS Mauritian Culture Life and Flora
    Category
    Events
    Sub Category
    Ceremonies
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Eye level
    People
    With people
    Number of people
    4
    Gender
    Male, Female
    Seven ages
    Children, Adult, Senior
    Mood
    Formal
    Dress
    Clothed
    Ethnicities
    South Asian
    Dominant colour
    #606050