After we toured Grand Port we headed inland to Grand Bassin and visited Ganga Talao, a sacred place to pray to Lord Shiva (above). This giant statue is the second biggest one in the world. It was donated by India about two years ago. Hindus from all over Mauritius and other areas in Africa come during Maha Shivratree festival (something to do with water, which they bring on the pilgrimage and it comes from the top of this statue) during February and March. This shrine complex was amazing, and people from all over were leaving offerings and praying to different dieties in the complex. For a size reference use the streetlight in the bottom right corner - that is one of those big ones used to light big parking lots, which surround this statue. There were bus lots the size of Wal Mart parking lots to accomodate all the busses and cars that come during pilgrimage.