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December 4, 2022

A Little Piece of India in Ganga Talab Mauritius

Ganga Talab is considered a small piece of India in Mauritius. It is considered to have a symbolic connection with the river Ganga. People say that no one knows the depth of the Ganga lake. During Maha Shivratri, Hindu families and devotees living in distant cities of Mauritius travel on foot from their homes to reach Ganga Talab. According to the tradition here, the volunteers provide food etc. to the pilgrims. The first group of pilgrims to visit Ganga Talab was from Triolet village and was led by Pandit Giri Gosayne of Terre Rouge in 1898. There is also a huge idol of Lord Shiva near this pond which was made by special artists from India. It is a very special attractive place and very important as a pilgrimage site.