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Ashtavinayaka Yatra: Journey to Ganesha

As a Ganapatya devotee, like other Hindu sects, one pays homage to your key deity by visiting His/Her earthly locations of appearances. Ganesha has 8 destinations of key importance. Some of these murtis are called Swayambhu effigies, or the self-existent in Sanskrit. This is to indicate that no human created these murtis, they were found completely formed by nature.

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Thaipusam in Queensburgh

ShareThis is a festival dedicated to the most popular south indian deity Lord Muruga, who was given a lance(Vel) by Goddess Parvathi to vanquish the demon army Tarakasura. Thai Poosam is therefore a celebration of good over evil.  On this day Lord Muruga is offered milk carried in the Kavady for abishegam (holy bath), fruit, etc. For the first time in Queensburgh, Malvern, Sri Ayyappa Seva Sungam held this celebration and was attended by hundreds of residents in the area.

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