Sacred Journeys

Notes from the Field: Mother Ganga (Kumbh Mela)

Clip: Episode 5 | 2m 45s | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 12/16/14

Rating: NR

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