The total population of this island country in the Indian Ocean is 11 lakhs. 52% of it is Hindu. Here are active many important Hindu associations, viz., Sanatan Dharma Mandir, Arya Samaj, Chinmaya Mission, Ramakrishna Mission, etc.. Their forefathers from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, etc., were taken there over 150 years ago as indentured labor. VHP of Mauritius is a registered body. The political influence and equation of Hindus here are good. In Mauritius, except on one occasion, its Prime Minister has always been a Hindu