[Updated] Maha Shivratree 2013 – Kanwar’s top part removed to start pilgrimage

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  • oxacuk

    « Et il sert comme pièce sur lequel on suspend la ‘ Ganga jal ‘
    collectée dans une bouteille, eau sacrée qu’on ne déposera pas par terre. »

    I’m sure the majority of pilgrims are not even aware of this.

  • Pépé Le Beagle

    Kompétision lacaz, Kompétision loto, Kompétision shopping mall, Kompétision ar voisin, Kompétision ar blanc/noir/zone/marron, Kompétision dépanse kass dan gouverneman, Kompétision pétar nouvel an, Kompétision kantité la limier divali, Kompétision gran lag**l… Ziska Kompétision kanwar gagné ! Sa zis dan nou péi ki kapav trouv sa.

    Alé, enn létap sa. Dan dé troi semaine pou gayn nou Kompétision 😀 .

  • Mo penser ki dimounes prend la priere pou ene badinage. Enfin ki mo pou dire, dans la priere si ena fashion, nouveautés zordi jour.
    Ena ene grand organisation pou bannes hindoues mais ene zeffort zot pas faire pou educate bannes so called devotees la! 🙁

  • And to think I was stuck behind that kanwar yesterday. 2 cars behind actually! If electricity or telephone services to your home are affected as a result of this, you wouldn’t be a happy bunny 😐

  • Haha, that’s an excellent one! Next year there might be one that is so wide that it’ll be blocked between two crash barriers…

    Another thing is also the “latante” erected everywhere and anywhere along the roads, sometimes right on the motorway with cars parked in front and crowds of people coming in and going out. Yesterday there was one, built in the axis of Plaisance’s runway on the road to Mahébourg, which was completely blown away and collapsed on the road. (See photo here.) Thank God nobody was hurt. But the traffic to Mahébourg and beyond was completely stopped until the mumbo-jumbo of steel tubes and tarpaulin was removed. I bet you nobody was fined for obstruction to traffic or putting other people’s life at risk. You don’t do things like that when religion is involved, do you?

    Pépé, you’re quite right. Ena competition entre bann minisipalité / district council osi. Sakenn pou met plis lafis ek pli grand posters lor zot “territoire”. Ena, sitan zot grand zot vinn enn ‘hazard’ pou piblik.

    Furthermore, one could wonder how can a public body like a municipality or a district council display messages like “Glory to Lord Shiva”. That they wish people of a certain faith good this or good that on certain occasions, fair enough — though one could also wonder where to stop this (Baha’is, Mormons or Buddhists to name a few don’t seem to benefit from anything) —, but to display a plainly religious message should not be the prerogative of a governmental institution. Or, as the case may be, any institution / body / company / association that is not specifically religious. If we start like that, why don’t the municipalities and district councils display posters proclaiming “Allahu akbar”, “Jesus is the best”, “Vahiguru ji ka Khalsa, Vahiguru ji ki Fateh”, or God knows what?

  • lepep

    en fait, a lepoque, kan pa ti ena transport, etc, ti bizin ena ene moyen pu sarier delo, alor zot ti fabrik en bambou ene zar trolley, pu capav sarier delo la. dan certain pays cuma burma, etc encor servi sa system bambou la pu sarier marchandise, donc si je suis correct, c kumsa ki kanwar in commencer. mai zordi nu pe fer competition kisanla so kanwar pli gran, la profondeur de la devotion ne se mesure pas par la largeur du kanwar mais par la sincerite de la foi. corrige moi si mo fin fer erer. merci

  • oxacuk

    Well, if you say so. And, indeed, the making of “kanwars” has become a joke. Trou D’Eau Douce people, for example, I don’t if they were thinking of carrying the water abroad or something, that incited them to make an aeroplane-“kanwar”. May them be bestowed with sense some day…

    On a side note, I totally agree with Siganus Sutor: in a secular state, municipal councils and district councils should not be displaying such posters.

  • khiladi

    so you think its a shame 2 hindu com…

    removing z upper part of z kawar in order not to break any more telephone n electric lines…. is zis a shame!!!
    So, in your opinion zey should hv continued with z upper part, breaking more lines, zen it would nt hv been a shame non!!!

    or u mean 2 say z kawar was “decreased to nearly 1/2″ was z shame!!!!
    Wen u dnt hv enough infos,, u should not do, like we say, ”PALAB”.

    infact it had coincide against a tree n the upper part (roof) had broken…
    Thats why it was decreased to 1/2 ,,, for the safety of the murti’z n for public also… as if it would not hv been removed, it could hv fallen on any1 or on z sacred murti’z.

    protecting z murti’z n people is the shame!!!!!

    i think U R A SHAME OF Z HINDU COM,,,koz u (if u r a hindu), u r disgracing our brothers n sacred festives….
    if it would hv been another com,, they would never hv done wat u did…

    now u dcide… they r a shame or YOU? !!!!

    n plz dnt go on z height… zr were other kawar higher zan zis 1…

  • It seems that the message reached the right persons.
    Thank you for reading 🙂

  • Rikesh

    hey try to build one with more than one month of efforts, nearly over rs30,000 of funds and one month of fast n u will know wat is pride, satisfaction, and effort. not shame

  • i believe dustbins must be provided by ministry of environment for this festival considering the amount of plastic mugs which are thrown during that period of time.