Hindus in Malaysia mark Ganesh Chaturthi
Hindu temples all over Malaysia on Sunday saw huge crowds of devotees celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi.india Updated: Aug 24, 2009 11:19 IST
Hindu temples all over Malaysia on Sunday saw huge crowds of devotees celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi.
Devotees made offerings of food like modakam (rice dumplings), fruits and sugarcane to the elephant-headed deity who is worshipped as the provider of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.
Statues of Lord Vinayaka sit at the entrance of homes, business premises and temples in his form as Vighneswara (the remover of obstacles), The New Straits Times reported.
Most of the temples marked Vinayaka Chaturthi with morning prayers, abhishegam (ritual bathing of deity) and free vegetarian lunch for devotees.
Chariot processions were also organised by various temples in the evening which saw huge crowds of devotees and onlookers, the newspaper said.