The Resource Kumbh Mela, producer: Sally Thomas ; director: Jeremy Jeffs

Kumbh Mela, producer: Sally Thomas ; director: Jeremy Jeffs

Label
Kumbh Mela
Title
Kumbh Mela
Statement of responsibility
producer: Sally Thomas ; director: Jeremy Jeffs
Contributor
Director
Host
Narrator
Producer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every twelve years, tens of millions of men, women and children gather on the flood plain of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers in Allahabad, India, for the largest gathering of humanity for religious purposes on the planet, and host Bruce Feiler is there. This is the Kumbh Mela, the great Hindu festival where pilgrims come from across India, and around the world, to bathe in the water where two sacred rivers meet. Such mass bathing in the Ganges has been recorded for more than 2500 years and at least 100 million people will attend what Hindu astrologers have declared as the most auspicious Kumbh Mela in 144 years. Host Bruce Feiler travels to the Kumbh with a group of spiritual seekers from across America, first stopping in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, downstream from Allahabad, to take part in traditional rituals on the Ganges, India's most sacred river that is worshipped by Hindus as a goddess. Bruce and the pilgrims travel on by bus to the vast Mela tent city built on land that was underwater just months earlier and will be flooded again in just a few months more. Bruce and the American pilgrims settle into camp, surrounded by millions of other pilgrims, holy men, gurus and ash-covered Naga babas, the naked ascetics who are the most visible symbol of the Kumbh Mela. After surviving an out-of-season monsoon that floods much of the Mela camp, Bruce and the American pilgrims meet with some of India's leading spiritual gurus. They also join millions of fellow pilgrims, Naga babas and sadhu holy men and women who are taking a 'holy dip' at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers in a ritual that Hindus believe washes away sins and breaks the endless cycle of reincarnation
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Feiler, Bruce S.
  • Jeffs, Jeremy
  • Thomas, Sally
  • Jeffs, Jeremy
  • Thomas, Sally
  • (1964), Bruce Feiler
  • Maya Vision International
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Runtime
55
Series statement
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Series volume
Episode 5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kumbha Melā (Hindu festival)
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Sacred space
  • Rituals and Practices
  • Rivers
  • Pilgrimage
  • Religious festivals
  • Hinduism
  • Ganges River (India and Bangladesh)
  • Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Ganges River
Target audience
adult
Label
Kumbh Mela, producer: Sally Thomas ; director: Jeremy Jeffs
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Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (55 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)2804393
  • (OCoLC)919205703
  • (VaAlASP)ASP2804393/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000286647
Video recording format
other
Label
Kumbh Mela, producer: Sally Thomas ; director: Jeremy Jeffs
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (55 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)2804393
  • (OCoLC)919205703
  • (VaAlASP)ASP2804393/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000286647
Video recording format
other

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