Ganga Talao (Grand Bassin); Mauritius
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S 20° 25.183 E 057° 29.626
40K E 551512 N 7741994
Ganga Talao or Grand Bassin 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.
Waymark Code: WM7GMP
Location: Mauritius
Date Posted: 10/24/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member The Wild Road
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Late Shri.Jhummo Giri Gossane,a Pujari from Terre dream of pariya (fairies) dancing around the Talao (lake).He discovered this Talao at eve of Mahashivratri.

The Talao surrounded by beautiful mountains has heavenly environment exactly as he had dreamt of it.He named this Talao as ‘Pari Talao’. Later it is called ‘Ganga Talao’ after the holy water of river Ganges from India poured in it at eve of Mahashivratri. At this very place the Hindu Maha Sabha was formed a hundred years ago.
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