Notes from the Field: Mother Ganga (Kumbh Mela)
Celebrate Mother Ganga, the giver of life, in a Hindu ritual known as aarti. This ritual is one of the more modern traditions of the Kumbh Mela, showing that religion is not static. Rather, it keeps updating itself for the present.
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.
Learn more about the naked holy men of the Kumbh Mela festival.
Bathe in the Ganges River with American pilgrim Karmen Plasencia.