In our small town, hidden at the end of a road, after the school and the football pitch, the playground and a guy who collects scrap metal, over a small bridge, you will find a lovely temple. For those who read my blog a little regularly, you already know that there is a nice guy there who will look after your car should you ever leave the doors open! – read about my ‘open car door adventures’ here.

Sagar Shiv Mandir in Poste de Flacq - a beautiful Hindu temple in Mauritius - Things to do in Mauritius - #Mauritius

Sagar Shiv Mandir in Poste de Flacq

I actually went to visit because there was a Tamil festival last week, Sittirai Cavadee, I was a bit nosy and wanted to see what was going on. Well I have since done some research and decided I will do the post next year, just because I didn’t know enough about it 🙂 But I can still show you this little jewel.

Mauritius is not the only to have such a temple – the oh-so-amazing (being a bit sarcastic here) source of information Wikipedia, shows a link to another similar temple in Trinidad and Tobago. It is completely surrounded by the ocean and I suspect that at really high tides some water will come up to the stairs. I looked at some old pictures and it used to – they have since made some arrangements, but I suspect it might still happen at very high tides.

Read about the largest Hindu festival in Mauritius:  Maha Shivarati

Old picture of Sagar Shiv Mandir, a hindu temple in Mauritius - #mauritius

Sagar Shiv Mandir, a hindu temple in Mauritius

The temple is not very old, it was build in 2007 (that’s probably when the picture was from) and is a very pretty sight. The temple is located on a small island named ‘Ile au Goyave de Chine’ in a small bay with 2 very famous hotels around it. On the left you have the Prince Maurice and on the right, one of the first luxury hotel on the island, the iconic Saint Géran – from the name of my favourite shipwreck in the story of Paul et Virginie.

It was build in honour to Lord Shiva. The temple is in a very serene location, it is one place made to just relax and let time pass slowly.

A little peak at the temple…

Mauritian girls visiting the temple - Poste de Flac, Mauritius

Mauritian girls visiting the temple – Poste de Flac, Mauritius

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Posted by Julz

Hi! Hope you are enjoying my travel blog about Mauritius! I am a Danish Expat, mum of 2. Currently we live in Mauritius and we absolutely love it. I am taking you around this beautiful island and also other travels we enjoy!

10 Comments

  1. I ike that you have to walk though the wate to get to the tempe.

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    1. pretty cool isn’t it?

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  2. What a beautiful and interesting temple. Very cool.

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    1. Yeah i like it as well!

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      1. I look forward to when you post more about it eventually. 🙂

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  3. Yes, want to know more too. What a super cool place to visit! I always enjoy reading you!

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    1. thank you so much!

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  4. […] I usually walk one way, this time I took left instead of right. The reason was I wanted to see Sagar Shiv Mandir, the temple I visited in May. I’ll still have to go back because I got a new camera since, […]

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  5. […] The site of Ganga Talao, of course. But also Maheswarnath Mandir in Triolet and our local one, Sagar Shiv Mandir – I love how it is surrounded by water, on its own little […]

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