Kolattam derived from Kol (a small stick), and Attam (play) is the name of a charming Tamil dance practiced by groups of young girls. A festival connected with this art has both a cultural and a religious significance.
The devotee carries a flowered arch with two small jars filled with milk to the temple where he will pour the milk on the statue of the divinity, symbolising light and wisdom, hoping to overcome all obstacles in his life while receiving Muruga’s blessings.
The Mauritius kestrel (Falco punctatus) is a bird of prey from the family Falconidae endemic to the forests of Mauritius, where it is restricted to the south-western plateau's forests, cliffs, and ravines.
Geet-Gawai, a pre-wedding ceremony, is an expression of community identity and collective cultural memory. It combines rituals, prayer, songs, music and dance. Inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016.