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Largest Temple Marks End Of Pooja

Families from Aust, NZ, US, Canada made it to Fiji for the pooja   The Sri Siva Subramaniya Hindu Temple, the largest Hindu temple in this part of the world,
07 Sep 2016 10:57
Largest Temple Marks End Of Pooja
Devotees at the Sri Siva Subramaniya Hindu temple in Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Families from Aust, NZ, US, Canada made it to Fiji for the pooja

 

The Sri Siva Subramaniya Hindu Temple, the largest Hindu temple in this part of the world, ended five days of Sri Ganesh Chathurthi (Sri Vinyaja Charthuthi) pooja yesterday.

Nadi temple priest Pradeep Kumar said the Vinayaka Chathurthi celebration was about Lord Shiva’s first son Vinayakar who was born on Chathurthi day of Vinayakar’s birthday which is known as Vinayaka Charthurthi.

“The celebration of Lord Vinayakar’s birthday is a grand occasion and the scale of celebration at the Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami temple is proof of this,” Mr Kumar said.

“Families on this particular time had made images of Lord Ganesha in clay with a sound belief that all the shortcoming at their homes or in their life will be carried away by Lord Ganesha when all immersed into the sea.”

Mr Kumar said there had been a good number of devotees that had visited the temple over the five days.

“We had families who now reside in Australia, NZ, US, and Canada that have made it into the country for this pooja which has strong links to the devotees,” he said.

A good number of devotees gathered at the Newtown Beach in Nadi to later immerse the clay images of Lord Ganesha in the sea with all their respective rituals.

The devotees then were served Maha Prasadam at the sea-side.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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