Trinidad: Hanuman murti

Hanuman Murti
Hanuman murti, Trinidad. Photo by caribbeanfreephoto

Located in Carapichaima, Trinidad, this 85-foot murti representing the Hindu deity Hanuman is reputed to be the largest of its kind outside of India. The murti stands on the grounds of the Dattatreya Yoga Centre and Mandir and attracts devotees offering gifts and performing the ritual of pradakshina (circumambulation while uttering the sacred Hanuman mantra). The murti took two years to construct and was consecrated in 2003. See this Flickr photoset for more images of the Hanuman murti.

Approximately 40% of Trinidad and Tobago's population traces its ancestry to India.


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