1. KUMBHA MELA 2001

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    Episode of the documentary "Ganga Ma: A Pilgrimage to the Source" by Pepe Ozan & Melitta Tchaicovsky. According to "The Guiness Book of Records", the one month long Maha Kumbha Mela that takes place in Allahabad every twelve years is the largest gathering of humanity assembled with a common purpose in recorded history. The confluence (Sangam) of the Yamuna and Ganges rivers designates the sacred place for the reunion of the holy men of India who gather every twelve years. Arriving on boats, buses, trains, elephants, horses or by foot, an estimated 60 million devotees congregated during January 2001 to worship "Mother Ganges (Ganga Ma in Hindi) at the Kumbha Mela Festival in Allahabad. During the days of the Mela, a temporary township is built on the banks of the Ganges river to shelter millions of pilgrims. The days unfolds to reveal the processions of holy men going for their ritual bath in the river, followed by pilgrims (men, women and children) with awe-inspiring faith on their way to be blessed by contact with the river at the Sangam. For more info check: contact@artnetwork.com

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    • Vedas and Upanishads - Conclusion

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      A lecture by Dr Nick Sutton. Part of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies Continuing Education Department's online initiative. ochs.org.uk/ced

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