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Hindus In Navua Mark End Of Pooja

More than 200 Hindu devotes gathered at the Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam (TISI) temple at Naitata, Navua, to mark the end of one of their biggest prayer ceremony. The
28 Jul 2015 10:58
Hindus In Navua Mark End Of Pooja
Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services, Veena Bhatnagar present at the TISI temple at Naitata, Navua for the major prayer ceremony.

More than 200 Hindu devotes gathered at the Then India Sanmarga Ikya Sangam (TISI) temple at Naitata, Navua, to mark the end of one of their biggest prayer ceremony.

The Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services, Veena Bhatnagar, was chief guest at the ceremony last Saturday night.

The 10-day pooja ended with religious dances ‘tirikutu’ and a fire walking ceremony.

Mrs Bhatnagar said the 10-day pooja was a time Hindus considered strengthening their Hindu beliefs.

“These prayers strengthen the willpowers of each individual that take part in the prayer,” she said. The ‘tirikutu’ is a traditional dance performed by the male members of the temple.

The men are dressed to depict the various Hindu gods and goddesses from scenes in religious stories.

Mrs Bhatnagar said these dances also portrayed religious messages.

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