Maha Shivratree Mauritius

Public holidays 2016 for Mauritius

Hello! Among the cabinet decisions taken today, the 12th June 2015, the list of public holidays for the year 2016 has been approved and made public as follows : As you can see above,...

12 Jun 2015, Yashvin, pages of my life

Maha Shivratree 2013 – Kanwar’s top part removed to start pilgrimage

Are the authorities waiting for a few to be electrocuted or killed due to their carelessness while building or carrying their kanwars to take appropriate and strict measures regarding Kanwars?

07 Mar 2013, Yashvin, pages of my life

Foreign pilgrims throng Grand Bassin

For Maha Shivratree, they come from all over the world. Ganesh Pillay, 66, and his wife came to Mauritius one week ago from Durban, South Africa. They joined the pilgrims on foot from their hotel in Quatre Bornes to Grand Bassin, a forty-five kilometre trek, to fetch the holy water. On Shivratree which was celebrated [...]

03 Mar 2011, The Independent Daily

In preparation for night of Shiva, pilgrims converge on Ganga Talao

PM Ramgoolam attended religious ceremony, indian devotional singers performed During the past weekend, thousands of devotees have been making their way Grand Bassin, along with their families and friends. This is for the festival of Maha Shivratree, which means the great night of Lord Shiva. Several volunteers have been busy installing tents on the roadside [...]

28 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Maha Shivaratree advice, bypass road, bus timetables

Every year approximately 400,000 pilgrims from various parts of the island converge on the sacred lake. In addition, the number of parking spaces is insufficient relative to the flow of vehicles arriving at Ganga Talao in the days preceding this celebration.

25 Feb 2011, motors.mega.mu