Ganga Talao

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Ganga Talao
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Ganga Talao literally means the 'Lake of Ganga' - an allusion to the Grand Bassin's symbolic connection with the Indian river Ganga (Ganges). During the Maha Shivaratri most of the devotees leave their homes and start a journey to Grand Bassin on foot. It has been a tradition that volunteer people offer foods and drinks to the pilgrims (the devotees). No one knows the depth of Ganga Talao lake. 

The first group of pilgrims who went to Ganga Talao were from the village of Triolet and it was led by Pandit Giri Gossayne from Terre Rouge in 1898.
It is considered the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius.

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