Ganga Talao (Preparando la Fiesta)

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Los hindúes ortodoxos celebran durante los meses de Febrero y Marzo su fiesta más importante, el Maha Shivaratri (La noche del Dios Shiva). Cerca de 300.000 hindúes, vestidos de blanco acuden en procesión al lago sagrado Ganga Talao, en Grand Bassin. Se trata de un antiguo cráter de un volcán cuyas aguas, según la tradición, están en contacto directo con las sagradas aguas del río Ganges. En esta fiesta recogen las aguas para verterlas sobre el "Shiva Linga", una piedra que representa la capacidad creadora de Shiva. Ofrecen además cocos, que según dicen, son el símbolo religioso de los tres ojos de la divinidad.


Orthodox Hindus place during the months of February and March the most important festival, the Maha Shivaratri (Night of Lord Shiva). About 300,000 Hindus, dressed in white go in procession to the sacred lake Ganga Talao at Grand Bassin. This is an old crater of a volcano whose waters, according to tradition, are in direct contact with the sacred river Ganges. In this party to collect the water pour them on the "Shiva Linga" a stone that represents the creative power of Shiva. They also offer coconuts, which they say are the religious symbol of the three eyes of divinity.

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Comments (13)

Joli Harsányi on April 14, 2012

This is very interesting! Nice photo. L Greetings, Joli

Ngo Minh Truc on April 14, 2012

L3 > excellent shot! a beautifull place! Greetings

Enkarnau on April 15, 2012

Menudas culturas hay por el mundo. Me encanta conocerlas. Saludos, Enkarnau.

Joan Felip on May 3, 2012

harsanyijoli

Ngo Minh Truc

Enkarnau

Muchas gracias por vuestra visita y like.

Un cordial saludo, Joan

Prasenjit Nag on May 12, 2012

Fantastic Colouring Place!!

Beautiful Photography!

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Warm Wishes Prasenjit

Joan Felip on May 15, 2012

Prasenjit Nag Thanks for visiting this picture of the Sacred Lake Ganga Talao in Mauritius, where most of its inhabitants come from your country, India.

Warm Wishes, Joan

Thanasis Germanos on May 16, 2012

Excellent picture. LIKE Thanasis

Joan Felip on May 18, 2012

Thanasis Germanos thanks for visit and comment.

Greetings, Joan

Ijaz Ahmad on May 21, 2012

Beautiful capture & amazing photography!!! Like!......Kind regards, Ijaz Ahmad Mughal

Ge Ko on May 26, 2012

A truly excellent shot!

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Greeting,

Ge Ko

Joan Felip on June 13, 2012

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Ge Ko

Thank you very much for your comment on this photo. Thanks for the like. Greetings, Joan

Ivan Logvinov on September 30, 2012

Wonderful scenery!
Like!
Warm greetings from Russia!
Ivan.

Joan Felip on November 6, 2012

ChiefTech thanks for visit and comment.

Greetings, Joan

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  • Uploaded on April 13, 2012
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    by Joan Felip
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D60
    • Taken on 2012/02/11 09:11:37
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 34.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
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