Kaylasson Temple, Port Louis

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Set against a mountainous backdrop, Kaylasson Temple is a fine 19th-century example of Dravidian architecture and an important place of worship for Tamil people in Mauritius. Marvel at its lavish traditional decorations all meticulously handcrafted by Indian artists. The colorful sculptures representing Hindu deities are arranged to portray mythological scenes. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is the site of Cavadee, one of the most popular festivals celebrated by Indo-Mauritians, which takes place at the beginning of the year. Kaylasson Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • it is nice temple in port louise. i saw few other in the island who were much better but this one was good too.  more »
  • A beautiful colorful Tamil temple. Don’t forget to take off your shoes although we didn’t see any guide or guard. No English signage! We couldn’t find when it was built! Festivals info all written in....  more »
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