Photographer's Note

The Ganga Talao also know as Grand Bassin. Located in the higher plateau of Mauritius island, the place is considered as sacred lake since 1998 because it has said that the lake is connected to the Ganges River in India. The lake is around one thousand hundred feet above the sea level. In Grand Bassin there is a temple which has been dedicated to the Lord Shiva,a Hindu god. Every year the Hindu pilgrims from Mauritius walk from the Ganga Talao bare feet from the house. There has been a lot of construction which has been done at Grand Bassin to facilitate the pilgrimage to the place, thre are special prayer areas. The Gangao Talao is also one of the main attractions of Mauritius island. The lake is full of fish and eel but it is completely forbidden to fish in the lake as it is cinsidered holy to the Hindu community. In the place you can see the different Hindu Gods which our most of with animals heads and hummans bodies.

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