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TRINDAD, April 11, 2016 (by Dr. Prithiviraj Bahadursingh, yatra coordinator): In February 2015, the first Shivganga Maha Yatra was held where Yyatris walked from Gangadhara (Marianne river, Blanchisseuse, Trinidad, considered as Mother Ganga in Trinidad) to the Patiram trace Shiva temple, covering 126 km over five days, carrying Ganga jala, observing maunam (silence) and doing the mental japa of “Om Namah Shivaya.” The Yatra was a truly uplifting and purifying experience; it commenced with puja to Shri Trininadeshwar (local form of Lord Shiva) at Gangadhara and culminated on the morning of Shivratri with the offering of Abhishekam to Lord Shiva and Shiva puja at the Patirama Shiva mandir.

In March 2016, the second Shivganga Maha Yatra was held where Yatris walked from Gangadhara in Blanchisseuse to Manzanilla beach on the eastern coast of Trinidad. They covered 66 km over three days and the Yatra culminated with Rameshwar puja on the morning of Shivratri, Monday 7th march, 2016. The Yatra was organised by the Chinmaya Mission of Trinidad and Tobago, under the leadership of H.H Swami Prakashananda. The yatra is now an annual event and open to everyone.
For more information, email Dr. Prithiviraj Bahadursingh at “source” above.

 

Source: Trinidad Hindus Observe Shivganga Maha Yatra, Trinidad – Hindu Press International – Hinduism Today