Hindu Community Marks Festival's End

September 4, 2009

Author: Dalson Chen

Source: Canada.com/The Windsor Star


Hundreds of Windsor's Hindu faithful gathered at the edge of the Detroit River on Thursday night to celebrate the end of their annual festival for Ganesh -- the elephant-headed deity considered the most widely revered in the Hindu pantheon.

Known as Ganesh Visarjan, the climax of the two-week prayer festival involves immersing a clay idol of Ganesh in water, symbolizing his merging with the universe.