NEW DELH, September 15 2004
I: Mauritius will soon have a Shirdi Sai Baba temple
of its own.
The temple, which would be constructed by an Indo-Mauritius
Cultural Association, would serve to strengthen ties between India and
"We have decided to take a leap in terms of spreading
peace, brotherhood and harmony across the world," said a statement
from the association.
Of the 1.2 million population of the Indian Ocean island
nation, 68 percent are of Indian origin.
The headquarters of the faith based on the life of Indian
mystic Sai Baba, who died in 1918, is at Shirdi, 296 km from Mumbai.