Maha Shivaratri Mauritius 2020

from R 16 041 per person

(*Casuarina Resort & Spa )

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Maha Shivaratri Mauritius. Translates to the “Great Night of Lord Shiva”, is the most popular Hindu festival in Mauritius…. Devotees of Lord Shiva converge by thousands with great fervor and reverence to Ganga Talao – the Sacred Lake.

The Pilgrimage
All around Mauritius preparations to the annual pilgrimage begin weeks earlier. Devotees will start crafting colorful bamboo structures known as kanwars for the Kanwar Yatra (procession)

Join hundreds of Hindus at the mass pilgrimage during the Maha Shivaratri celebration.

In Mauritius, Hindu crowds participate in the mass pilgrimage to the Ganga Talao Lake.  Since 1972 water from the sacred river Ganges is poured here. Making it a very important place in the religious life of the Hindu community.

All pilgrims are dressed in white and carry Kanwars on their shoulders. Structures made of bamboo and paper decorations as a symbol of obedience, surrender, and gratitude to the divine will. When people reach the lake, they say their prayers. And they make offerings inside one of the numerous shrines surrounding the lake.

When all prayers are said and all offerings are made, pilgrims take sacred water from the Ganga Talao and take it back to their homes to pour it over their own statues of Shiva.

Tour Itinerary:
Tuesday 18th February 2020:
Visit and Prayer at Holy Lake (09H00 to 16h00)
Visit to Ramakrishna Mission Temple at Vacoas.
Visit to Holy Lake (Ganga Talao) and the statue of Lord Shiva (highest in the world).
Prayer at the Mauritiuswarnath Temple (the 13th largest Shiva Lingam in the world)
Prayer at the Hanuman Temple situated on top of the hill. There are 111 steps to reach the temple.
Snacks and Prasad served by the Human Trust Service marquee (tent)
Leave the Holy Lake complex and pass by Bois Cheri Tea Plantation and Curepipe town before returning to the hotel.

Wednesday 19th February 2020:
City Tour of Port Louis and the North service

Maha Shivaratri Mauritius 2020

 

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Includes

  • Return direct flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius on Air Mauritius including airline levy
  • Return Seat in Coach airport to resort transfers
  • 5 Nights at the 3* Casuarina Resort & Spa  – Privilege Room
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Welcome cocktail on arrival
  • Free use of kayaks, pedal boats and hobie cats. Snorkelling and glass bottom boats also included

 

Excludes

  • Meals not mentioned
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • All Items of a personal nature

PACKAGE VALIDITY : 17 Feb 2020 TO 22 Feb 2020

BOOK BEFORE : 10 Feb 2020

Terms & Conditions

Prices advertised are ‘starting from’, per person twin share, subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Block out dates, weekend surcharges, flight and day restrictions may apply. Pictures only for illustration purposes only. Terms & conditions and validities apply. Prices may change due to seasonal date changes. Visas may be necessary and Insurance is essential. Excludes high season/school holidays. For detailed terms and conditions contact Serendipity Tours | E & OE.

Consultant Notes

Thompsons Holidays: PP-TH2677983
City: Johannesburg
Duration: 5
Validity: 17 Feb 2020-22 Feb 2020
Package is based on set departure: 17 - 22 Feb'20
CITY Johannesburg
PRICE 11,644
TAXES 4,397
TOTAL 16,041

CITY Durban
PRICE 11,957
TAXES 4,397
TOTAL 16,354