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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thousands of Devotees Expected for “Cavadee” Festival (REUNION ISLAND)

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Reunion Island

Tamil (Hindu) Temple/Mandir
January 27th, 2010
REUNION ISLAND, January 25, 2010: The ten-day celebration of the festival called Tai Poussam Cavadee (commonly spelled as Thai Pusam Kavadi in English, a celebration of God Murugan) has begun at the Hindu temples in Saint-Andre and Saint-Louis on Reunion Island, located 120 mile southwest of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

Cavadee is celebrated each year by the Tamil community here when hundreds of penitents participate in the religious processions. Ten thousand people are expected to worship this year at the Petit Bazar temple in Saint-Andre on Tai Poussam day, Friday, January 29. Last year nearly 900 faithful carried cavadee, the most to date.

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