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Devotees Urged To Heed Deity’s Teachings

  Hindu devotees have been urged to follow the virtues of Lord Ganesh and maintain his teachings in their everyday life. The call was made by Minister for Local Government,
22 Sep 2018 18:35
Devotees Urged To Heed Deity’s Teachings
Government Minister Parveen Bala with Pujari Deepak Kumar during the Ganesh Utsav at the Ganga Maata Mandir in Wairabetia, Lautoka on September 20, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

 

Hindu devotees have been urged to follow the virtues of Lord Ganesh and maintain his teachings in their everyday life.

The call was made by Minister for Local Government, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Bala while officiating at the celebration of Ganesh Utsav at Ganga Maata Mandir in Wairabetia, Lautoka, on Thursday night.

Ganesh Utsav, also known as Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha.

“All over the world we observe the Ganesh Utsav. All the teachings we hear during this pooja events is centred on the main theme of love,” Mr Bala said.

“We need to love one another.

“I am happy to be part of this pooja where we are all here to observe. We need to learn from Lord Ganesh.”

Mr Bala thanked Pujari Deepak Kumar for his vision to establish the temple in 2015 in memory of his grandfather Yenkat Sami, who came from India at a young age.

Pujari Deepak Kumar said, “We are indebted to the minister for being among us during this auspicious event.

“A village without a temple is a cemetery. We should hold the beliefs of our forefathers who came from India, but with their religion.”

Deepak Pujari has been actively into pujari work since 2003.

He spent two years at the Nadi temple.

Deepak Pujari is quite the accomplished singer when it comes to Kirtan and Bhajans (Hindi devotional songs) and recently released an album in Tamil.

Meanwhile, the 11-days pooja (prayers) end this Sunday.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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