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Hindu devotees celebrate Ganesh Utsav

Shayal Devi
Saturday, August 30, 2014

ABOUT 100 Hindu devotees took to the streets of Ba yesterday to celebrate Ganesh Utsav, signifying the birth of Lord Ganesha.

Vishva Hindu Parishad Fiji president Jay Dayal said they had celebrated the event for the past five years.

"Now, Ganesh Utsav is being marked in Tavua, Labasa and Suva as well," he said.

"Ganesh is the Hindu God of Wisdom and he removes all obstacles from our path. "We celebrate the day for 11 days before a procession begins on the 11th day.

"This morning (yesterday) we will immerse a statue of Ganesh in the ocean. The statue is made entirely of clay and this will not harm the environment.

"It is interesting to note that Ganesh Utsav has gone from being celebrated in India only to Australia, New Zealand, United States and Fiji."

The event was marked by various business organisations in the town.


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