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Hindu culture Mauritius
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Hindu culture

The population of Mauritius has a majority of Hindus and this culture expresses itself all over the island. Temples, altars, holidays, weddings, there are many colourful events that take place all the time and it is not rare to take part into one if you have had the opportunity to get acquainted with some of the people of this very open and hospitable community.

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Hindu culture

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Hindu beliefs, Mauritius

Religious beliefs go hand in hand with politics in Mauritius, with believers voting for a leader that is of the same religion as them.

Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
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Puja, Hinduism, Mauritius

Hindu festivals go on throughout the year, creating various colourful and fun atmospheres. Hindu weddings are the most representative of the culture.

Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
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Hindu prinicples, Mauritius

Hindus believe in reincarnation and retribution.

Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
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The origins of Hinduism in Mauritius.

The first Hindus arrived on the island in the early 19th century. They were to replace the slaves that had been freed around the same period.

Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
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The Maha Shivaratree, Mauritius

The night of Shiva, the Maha Shivaratree, is one of the most popular parties on the island.

Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
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