This January, over 600,000 pilgrims swarmed onto Sagara island, just off the Eastern Coast of West Bengal, India, to take a holy dip where the river Ganges meets the ocean. Some had traveled thousands of miles for the sacred event – Ganga Sagara Mela.
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Feb.13 (ANI): The ashes of Gangotri, the euthanised sacred cow of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple in the United Kingdom, were immersed in the River Ganges on Wednesday.
A group of prominent Indian scientists and engineers has issued an urgent appeal to stop the building of a hydro-electricity project on the Ganges.
Their appeal came as noted scientist GD Aggarwala continued his 36-day fast against the project. He has been on a water and honey diet since 14 January.
In Rishikesh, the prince led his wife by the hand to the banks of the sacred river where they joined Hindu worshippers conducting the Aarti ceremony.
After a roaring victory, Modi was elected Prime Minister and one of the first things he did when he swore in was to visit his Mother, the Ganges.
In celebration of Sri Krishna Janmasthami and Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja Part Two of the film series documenting the construction of Prabhuapada's flagship project The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, West, Bengal, India, has been released. While Part One entitled "The Cosmos out of the Rice Fields" explores the history and start-up of the project, Part Two of the series focuses more on the community behind this ambitious project, and points out that it is just as much selfless dedication, respect, and cooperation than bricks and marble that have been the main building blocks of the development.
Executive producer: Alfred B. Ford Director/Producer: Dr. Krisztina Danka Photography: Filip Cargonja, Denes Doboveczki Sound: Stipe Kristic, Gyula Szarnyas Editing: Szabolcs Guth Studio: Karuna Productions (www.karunaproductions.com) Music: BB Govinda Swami, Gaurangi Dasi, Gunagrahi Das
For more information about the project please visit: www.tovp.org
18,000 feet. 1550 miles. 45 days. One River. The Ganges River Source to Sea. Produced, shot and edited by Pete McBride. Co-production and additional footage: Jake Norton. Second cameras: Dave Morton and Ashley Mosher.
The monsoon in West Bengal is midway and has brought tremendous rainfall already. The ISKCON Mayapur campus and the surrounding villages are fully flooded with three feet water. Devotees now are getting around in boats and still continue to attend temple functions and visit the Deities.
The epic journey to find the source of the Ganges. Reaching the temple of Gangotri - the place where Hindus believe that Ganges first appeared on Earth. Further on we will also trail Kedarnath, Valley of Flowers, Yamunotri and Badrinath.
Daily life in the Indian holy cities of Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Devprayag. A short video by Brandon Li.
On October 16th, the ashes of leading Russian devotee Radha Damodara Das were placed in the holy river Yamuna.
A court in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has granted the same legal rights as a human to the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians.
A film by Aeyaz.
A new temple dedicated to Ganga Devi has recently been constructed by ISKCON Mayapur's Ganga Mata Seva Committee, where a Deity of Ganga Devi is worshipped along with Deities of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai. This temple is only the beginning, for the committee has plans to construct a larger and more opulent temple for the worship of Mother Ganga.
Kumbha Mela is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith in the world, and drew about 120 million pilgrims – nearly double the population of the UK or France – this year.
Going anywhere outside the Guru Karishni Camp was a challenge because there was a veritable flood of humanity outside its confines: an estimated 64 million people were descending upon the Mela to bathe on February 4th, the most auspicious bathing day.
Under the organization of Ministry of External Affairs Government of India and Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Prayagraj hosted at least one person from every country at the occasion of the sacred Kumbh festival.