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PM Will Be Chief Guest At Hindu Festivities

PM Will Be Chief Guest At Hindu Festivities
Hindu devotees carry the Lord Ganesh idol during Ganesh Utsaav pooja (Lord Ganesha prayer) in Toorak. Photo: Ronald Kumar
September 15
10:21 2016

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will officiate as Chief Guest at the Ganesh Utsav final ritual (Prayer Session) at the My Suva Picnic Park in Nasese, Suva today at 4pm.

Thousands of Hindu devotees from as far as Navua, Nausori, Tailevu and Naitasiri are expected to part of the procession.

They will submerge the idol of Lord Ganesh in the conclusion of the Ganesh Ustav.

Ganesh Utsav is the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the Lord, Ganesh.

The festival is celebrated by families at home, by people at their places of work and in public.

The public celebration involves installing clay images of Ganesh in public pandals (temporary shrines) and group worship places.

At home, an appropriately-sized clay image is installed and worshiped with family and friends.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro is advising members of the public that a number of roads in Suva will be closed off for the religious procession of the Ganesh Utsav body.

“The roads will be closed to accommodate the procession which will begin from the Laksmhi Narayan Temple off Knollys Street,” Ms Naisoro said.

She said an expected crowd of 3000 people were anticipated to take part.

“As such we request members of the public to take alternative routes during this time,” she said.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki


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