Notes from the Field: The Naked Holy Men (Kumbh Mela)
One of the most well-known symbols of the Kumbh Mela is the naked men known as Naga Sadhus. Why are they naked, and what happens when host Bruce Feiler joins a Naga Sadhus in his tent? Find out!
Celebrate the Hindu ritual of aarti.
Bathe in the Ganges River with American pilgrims
Take a boat ride on the Ganges River.
Take a detour on the way to the Kumbh Mela festival to see a holy Buddhist site.
Video resource from PBS LearningMedia.
Bathe in the Ganges River with American pilgrim Karmen Plasencia.