Sri Swami Vishwananda’s birthday celebration.

Swami VIshwananda

Jai Gurudev, tonight we will be celebrating the birthday of our Beloved Gurudev Sri Swami Vishwananda at the Sri Ranganath Mandir in Rose-Hill. We will be having a special kirtan & bhajan dancing afterwards. Dinner will be served on that occasion. Everyone is most welcomed. Please be here and don’t miss this speacial event. Bhajans will start at 7 p.m – 9 p.m.

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Kavadi: the Feast day of Muruga

     

 

Kavadi Attam is a dance performed also in Mauritius by the devotees during the ceremonial worship of Murugan, the Tamil God of War against the dark powers.  The Kavadi itself is a physical burden through which the devotees implore for help from the God Murugan. The Kavadi consists of two semicircular pieces of wood or steel which are bent and attached to a cross structure that can be balanced on the shoulders of the devotee. It is often decorated with flowers, peacock fathers (the vehicle of God Murugan) among other things. Some of the Kavadis can weigh up to 30 kg.

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