Tag: Hinduism

Ganga Talao in Mauritius - largest Hindu pilgrimage site in Mauritius #mauritius

Things to do in Mauritius: Visit Ganga Talao

It is said that a long long time ago, the Almighty God Shiva was circling over earth with his wife Parvati and the Ganga River balancing on his head. Shiva noticed a beautiful island and […]

Ganga Talao for Maha Shivaratri, Mauritius

Hindu festival in Mauritius: Maha Shivarati, the great night of Lord Shiva

We have many public holidays in Mauritius – it comes from all the different ethnic groups present on the island: everyone’s belief, traditions and religions must be respected. Thus, all the different communities gets to […]

Ugadi – The Spring Festival

Today is a public holiday on our small island. We have quite a few of these: 15, to be exact. I think after the independence it was all up to 31. Obviously, you can hardly […]

Exotic Fruit: meet the Jamblon

Jamblon, Java Plum, Jamun or Jamblang (Syzygium cumini) a few of the names for this strange little fruit. Looks like an olive, taste like – I don’t know actually what it tastes like exactly. It’s extremely tart, […]