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Localización: Ganga Talao
Descripción:This giant statue that you see on the above picture was taken in Grand Bassin, this place is considered holy for the Hindu community of Mauritius Island. It was only in 1998 that the lake has been declared sacred. There has been a temple constructed which is dedicated to the Lord Shiva and other Indian Gods. This giant statue is known as Mangal Mahadev and is 108 feet high. It is the highest statue constructed in Mauritius Island. The Mangal Mahadev statue has been inaugurated in 2007. The statue looks so huge and forms part of one of the high monuments in the world. Maha Shivaratree is celebrated every year and the Hindu makes a pilgrimage from their home to the sacred lake. There are different Hindu legends about how was born the Ganga Talao. There is a lot of Hindu god statues at Grand Bassin. Hindu Gods are mainly with animals’ heads and human bodies; this is one of the reasons why animals are also considered as sacred for Hindus.
Known as Mangal Mahadev, this Statue is the World's 3rd Tallest Statue of Lord Shiva. It is located near Ganga Talao (lake) in Mauritius Island. It stands 108 Feet Tall. The Mangal Mahadev statue has been inaugurated in 2007. The statue looks so huge and forms part of one of the high monuments in the world. Here Maha Shivaratri is celebrated every year and the Hindu makes a pilgrimage from their homes to this Auspiciously Tall Statue.
Ganga Talao (Hindi: गङ तलओ Hindustani pronunciation: [Ganːgaː Taːlaoː] also known as Grand Bassin) is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, deep in the heart of Mauritius. It is about 1800 feet above sea level. It was discovered by inhabitants of the town of Triolet and not Terre-Rouge as recent intentionally wrong informations tend to support.
It is considered the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius
There 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.
Origins of the Maha Shivratri - In 1897 Shri Jhummon Giri Gosagne Napal, a ‘pujari’ (priest) of Triolet together with a 'pujari' priest from Goodlands Sri Mohanparsad saw in a dream the water of the lake of Grand Bassin springing from the ‘Jahnvi’, thus forming part of Ganga. The news of the dream spread rapidly and created quite a stir in the Hindu community. The following year, pilgrims trekked to Grand Bassin to collect its water to offer to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. The lake was then known as the ‘Pari Talao’,
During the Maha Shivaratri most of the devotees leave their homes and start a journey to Grand Bassin on foot. It has been a tradition that volunteer people offer foods and drinks to the pilgrims (the devotees). No one knows the depth of Ganga Talao lake.
Mangal Mahadev - Shiva Statue
This 108-foot-tall Hindu god, standing with his trident at the entrance of Ganga Talao, is a faithful copy of the Shiva statue of Sursagar lake in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. It was inaugurated in 2007 and the "Sthapan" was done during the Maha Shivratri period of 2008. It is also the highest known statue in Mauritius. There will be a statue of Durga Maa Bhavani of 108 feet as well next to Mangal Mahadev statue.
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