Classic India - Kumbh Mela

Classic India - Kumbh Mela

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Author: Ashim Ghosh
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 56
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171675042


The Classic India Series portrays the panorama of India's cultural heritage. For centuries India was perceived as the land of fabulous riches, of wisdom, of mystique and romance. It is this magic that the series captures.

The Kumbh Mela goes back several millennia in history and is of great significance to Hindus. It is held every three years, and then every twelfth year it moves to Allahabad, to the triveni sangam or confluence of the three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. This is the Mahakumbh Mela, probably the biggest pilgrimage spectacle in the world.

A collector's item, each book in this series is a visual delight, and provides a window to one of the world's most ancient civilizations - anachronistic at times, but most often vibrant and alive today.