India’s biggest pilgrim festival ‘KumbhMela’ is currently being held in Prayagrajin Uttar Pradesh where three holy rivers; Triveni sangam of Yamuna, Ganga and Saraswati meet each other.
The vibrant KumbhMela, recognised by the UNESCO as India’s Intangible Cultural Heritage has been generating a lot of interest from people across the globe. However, if you have missed attending the grand mela you can still find the highlights of KumbhMela on Tata Sky Aradhana on #1051.
The KumbhMela, held every three years is the only festival that invites people to take a dip in the holy river to wash away their sins,attracting people to gather in crores. While not all can attend this festive celebration, one can watch the ritual and benefit from the preaching through a special segment on Tata Sky Aradhana called ‘KumbhMela’. This segment will cover videos of various rituals and lessons from gurujis and swamis attending the mela.
The video also comprises of interviews of holy men from different Hindu sects who attend the mela, such as the Nagas (Ash-smeared and dread locked), Kalpwasis (who bathe thrice a day) and Urdhawavahurs (who believe in putting the body through severe austerities).
The visual also comprises of holy men performing sacred rituals pertaining to their respective groups giving the viewers in-depth insight on the mela and be part of it through the virtual world. (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/9.0 Mobile/13B143 Safari/601.1\