River Marks Religious Ceremony

September 25, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News


The River Mersey and a ferry boat has been the focal point of a special Hindu religious ceremony.

Clay figures representing the Hindu Lord Ganesha, the elephant deity riding a mouse, were submerged in the river from a ferry boat on Tuesday.

The River Mersey is worshipped by British Hindus as the Holy River Ganges, a spokesman for the Indo-British Association said.

A larger event is being planned for the city's Capital of Culture year in 2008.