Don’t miss Ganesh Chaturthi In Mauritius! The festival is celebrated all over the island. The beloved Hindu God with the elephant head is a popular deity with fascinating symbols.
During the festival you’ll come across processions of devotees happily dancing and chanting on the roads. You’ll see colourful effigies of Lord Ganesh on small platforms being carried with great enthusiasm. The sound of drums, cymbals and bells fills the air. Other groups will soon join the celebrations and they’ll all walk towards the sea or river.
The 10 day Ganesh festival is starting …
Devotees bring a clay statue of Lord Ganesh to their home where the deity will be worshipped with daily offerings of delicacies. Morning puja or prayers complete the rituals. Ganesh is dressed and bathed and taken care of like a member of the family.
After 10 days it’s time to say goodbye and carry the statue of Lord Ganesh to the water in colourful processions. The clay effigies will be gently immersed in the sea or river and slowly disappear.