Hindu devotees celebrate Ganesh Utsav festival

Hindu devotees participate in the float procession during the Ganesh Utsav celebration organised by Fiji Sevashram Sangha in Suva today. Picture: RAMA

THE Fiji Sevashram Sangha in Suva was a hive of activity today as hundreds of Hindu followers made their way to the centre to celebrate the Ganesh Utsav festival.

The Shree Ganesh Yatra began from the centre and moved down Knolly Street and then Suva City before idols of Lord Ganesha made from clay was immersed at the Nasese foreshore by devotees.

Sangha president Swami Sanyuktanand said more than 50 Lord Ganesha idols had arrived from Kolkata, India, for the Suva and Lautoka ashrams.

Devotees believe as the idol is washed away, their troubles and obstacles will be taken away in time as well.
The Shree Ganesh Yatra is where devotees place clay Lord Ganesh idols on moving trucks and vehicles and sing religious hymns and dance to celebrate the festival. The yatra’s final journey is when the idols are immersed in waters.

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