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Old August 25th, 2009, 01:58 PM   #1
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Photos of Salamanga Ram Mandir

We visited the Ram Mandir at Salamanga in Mozambique on Saturday, the 22nd August, 2009. The place is about 123 kilometres from Maputo. This is a remote place with a small village in the African Savanaa. The road connecting the place with Maputo is mostly Kucchha and not accessible during rainy season

Portuguese is the local language and devotees visit there are mostly Gujaratis PIO(People of Indian origin)

This mandir was established by a great saint named Kalidas in the year 1908.



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Old August 25th, 2009, 03:30 PM   #2
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crowd gathered outside the gate

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the temple from outside

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It celebrated hundredth anniversary last year

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Old August 25th, 2009, 03:54 PM   #3
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Inside the mandir

a small garden inside the mandir complex

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"Shiva puja" was performed on the day

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Old August 26th, 2009, 12:21 PM   #4
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There was a Shiv Ling puja on that day and later Shiv Lings were immersed in the river.

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Old August 26th, 2009, 01:30 PM   #5
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Dining hall for the devotees(langarkhana)

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Old August 26th, 2009, 01:44 PM   #6
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ready for the "Visarjan" or immesion of the Shivlings

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on way to the river ghat(about 150 mtrs.away from the temple complex)

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Old August 27th, 2009, 10:17 AM   #7
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at the ghat


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the visarjan

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Old August 27th, 2009, 10:57 AM   #8
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these two pictures are "thoda hathke"

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the cart is pulled by 3 donkeys

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Old August 28th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #9
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how did u manage to find these pics..
one thing is for sure..
Indians can be found literally at any place in the world..
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Old August 28th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #10
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how did u manage to find these pics..
one thing is for sure..
Indians can be found literally at any place in the world..
All these pictures are shot by me as I mentioned in the begining.


Whenever I make a trip from Maputo, I try to post pics on SSC.(e.g. Johannesburg, Pretoria, Nelspruit, Swaziland, etc.,)

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Old August 29th, 2009, 11:56 PM   #11
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Wow grt thread. Unique.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #12
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Thanks harsh1802.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 02:51 AM   #13
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Thanks for sharing the pics....I was really surprised to see a hindu temple in a remote corner of Africa.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 10:25 AM   #14
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Thanks stryker . a few words about mozambique and Maputo vis-a-vis Indian communities:

Maputo has a sizable number of Indians mostly Gujaratis(PIOs, both Hindus and Muslims) who have settled here during the late 19th/early 20th century. Also there are scattered settlement of Indian population elsewhere in Mozambique who visit the temple complex during important religious festivals. A significant number of business establishments are run by these communities.

Also there are two Hindu temples in Maputo city viz. one Shiva temple and one Radha Krishna temple along with some Mosques established by Indian/Pakistani Muslims.

I will try to post pictures of these temples during the forthcoming festivals season.

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All these pictures are shot by me as I mentioned in the begining.


Whenever I make a trip from Maputo, I try to post pics on SSC.(e.g. Johannesburg, Pretoria, Nelspruit, Swaziland, etc.,)

Dear samrat,

i would like to have your email i.d. as i got job in maputo and thinking for shifting so like to know more about safety, life style, our community etc

Nimesh Patel -- nim72esh@gmail.com
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Thanks stryker . a few words about mozambique and Maputo vis-a-vis Indian communities:

Maputo has a sizable number of Indians mostly Gujaratis(PIOs, both Hindus and Muslims) who have settled here during the late 19th/early 20th century. Also there are scattered settlement of Indian population elsewhere in Mozambique who visit the temple complex during important religious festivals. A significant number of business establishments are run by these communities.

Also there are two Hindu temples in Maputo city viz. one Shiva temple and one Radha Krishna temple along with some Mosques established by Indian/Pakistani Muslims.

I will try to post pictures of these temples during the forthcoming festivals season.
Hi Samrat, thanks a lot for sharing these pics. My own family originally moved to East Africa in the 19th century and am massively proud to be associated with that wave of migration.

I look forward to any more pics you have.
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Old July 4th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #17
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Dear samrat,

i would like to have your email i.d. as i got job in maputo and thinking for shifting so like to know more about safety, life style, our community etc

Nimesh Patel -- nim72esh@gmail.com
dear Nimesh

I could have helped you had I been in Maputo these days
I feel sorry bro that I can't help you at this statge.

I left Maputo a few months back and am presently in USA

You can see my pics under imaginative india at the thread "Washington DC through Samrat's lense"
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Hi Samrat, thanks a lot for sharing these pics. My own family originally moved to East Africa in the 19th century and am massively proud to be associated with that wave of migration.

I look forward to any more pics you have.
Presetly I am in Washington DC. Watch my pics at "Washington DC through
Samrat's lense" under Imaginative India threads.

NB: Also visit my other thread called "Selected photos from Samrat's album" which is mostly about Maputo, Johannesburg, Pretoria etc.

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Old September 15th, 2011, 10:05 AM   #19
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Is this temple in Gujarat (India)?
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Old September 21st, 2011, 10:24 PM   #20
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Is this temple in Gujarat (India)?
No, my dear friend.

It's in Mozambique(southern Africa) and about 2 hours journey by road from the capital city of Maputo

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