Lord Ganesha night procession in the pipeline

Devotees with a beautiful Lord Ganesha float at a previous procession.

The organisers for the Lord Ganesha Float Procession are planning to host their annual procession at nightfall on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

They are now calling devotees to offer their opinions on whether it is feasible to host the procession at night. Please respond via email to [email protected] and indicate your preference whether you prefer as normal on Sunday morning or on Saturday night.

The Lord Ganesha Float Procession will take place at at the Durban Hindu Temple, Somtseu Road, Durban on September 8 and 9. The organisers want to add more excitement to their two-day festival by changing their schedule. It is the organisation’s 12th consecutive year in hosting the Lord Ganesha Float Procession.

Having the float procession on Saturday night will give the temples and religious organisations to decorate their floats with colour lights and luminations.

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This will be the first time that a float procession will be held at night for Lord Ganesha in South Africa. The float procession is open to all religious organisations, corporate companies and temples. For more information you can visit their website: www.lordganesha.co.za.

The 10-day Ganesha pooja will start with the invocation of the three Ganesha murthi’s at the Durban Hindu temple on August 30, 2018 and will continue at twenty seven participating temple in Clare Estate, Newlands West, Durban North, Phoenix, Ottawa and Verulam.

Temples and religious organisations wanting to participate in the 10-day pooja is requested to contact the organisation.

The possible schedule will be as follows: September 8, 2018 at 2pm to 4:30pm will be a cultural event. The Mother Ganga prayer and offering will follow from 4:30pm till 6pm. The Lord Ganesha Float Procession will leave the SVEA Temple in Umgeni Road at 6:30pm and proceed to the Durban Hindu Temple in Somtseu Road.

There will be transport available for devotees who are joining the procession. Music will be rendered by top local groups.

On Sunday, September 9, 2018, the Ganesha pooja, concluding havaan, will be conducted followed by the breaking of the 108 coconuts and the turmeric mould. The day will conclude with the distribution of the turmeric and lunch will be served.

Devotees wanting to contribute, sponsor or donate, can contact Roy Moodley on 084-6555-692 or  email: [email protected] lordganesha.co.za or visit their website: www.lordganesha.co.za

Transport can be arranged from areas such as Newlands West, Phoenix and Chatsworth. The organisation would like thank all the devotees, sponsors and volunteers for their kind support in 2017 and looking forward for a spectacular 2018.

Rising Sun Overport

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