Thursday, February 4, 2010
Trinidad Hindus Invoke Blessings of Hanuman
February 3rd, 2010
TRINIDAD/TOBAGO, January 31, 2020 (with Paras Ramoutar, HPI Staff): A mobile mandir with a 7-foot Lord Hanuman forms part of the Lord Hanuman Yatra which is now circling Trinidad with over 200 vehicles.
The project, organized by the Hindu Festival Society led by its president Tribhavan Seegobin and the El Socorro Hindu Mandir led by Sathyacharya Pundit Dr Bramhanand Rambachan, commenced on Thursday and runs for seven days and nights.
Pundit Dr. Bramanand Rambachan said that the response of the people to the yatra was overwhelming. Scores of devotees forming part of this pilgrimage stay at Hindu homes at nights as they trek across the country. Devout Hindus join the pilgrimage when it passes through their respective communities offering them water, food, flowers and sweets.
Thirbhawon Seegobin, said that the pundits of the Society’s Brahm Sabha came up with the idea for the restoration of peace and civil harmony in society by turning to God for rescue and strength. The goal of the exercise is to reignite the message, devotion and spirituality of Lord Hanuman in the minds of all the socio-economic and cultural groups in the country, and as well a national prayer to bring relief to all the problems that affect Trinidad and Tobago.