New Delhi, August 27, 2020: Hinduism is one of the fastest-growing faith communities in Ghana. A report by the University of Oregon-UNESCO Crossings Institue in 2018 said that while Christianity and Islam are major faiths, yet the fastest-growing population is of the Hindus.
The report highlighted that the increase in the number of Hindu faith adherents was driven by new converts as well as immigrants.
And with this ‘new wave’ of Ghananian Hindus, also have traveled the Hindu festivals.
After all, what is Hinduism without devotion?
And devotion to the Supreme Lord is best reflected in the arts and creativity.
Lord Ganesha is one of the most popular of the Hindu Gods in the Hindu community, and the Ghanaian Hindu youth are also not behind in showing their love for God through their worship and creativity.
A young Hindu man, Brahma Anakwa of Cape Coast Temple in Ghana made a Lord Ganesha image out of grains and flowers on the third day of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
We obviously are used to seeing such devotion in nearly all Lord Ganesha devotees and hence, we can expect more such crafts from this young devotee as well.
by Namta Gupta