Title:Kumbh Mela: Myths, Significance and Reality
Remarks:Colour and B&W Photographs.
Size:167 x 240 mm
The Kumbh Mela is the largest spiritual gathering of people anywhere in the world, figuring in UNESCO's representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. lt is a humongous gathering of saints, sages, rarely seen yogis and ascetics, intellectuals, people of learning and talents, simple villagers - in fact seekers of truth, bliss, knowledge and salvation from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds. Not just Hindu devotees, but representing all other sects and religions. Camping here for the event, known as Kalpvas (retreat), taking leave from their mundane often tension-filled lives for spiritual regeneration. The 2O19 Kumbh at Prayagraj is expected to have around 80-100 million pilgrims from India itself and about 400,000 overseas visitors. A logistical nightmare for the administrators, yet very ably managed.
This epitome of Hindu faith and culture cannot be evaluated verbally. lt is an inner journey of the soul. This Booklet comprehensively covers points related to the origin and background of the Kumbh lt also discusses various other ills affecting our society, which the author feels can be fairly resolved by a Thinkers Forum - the collective wisdom of the saints, sages, experts, intellectuals, social activists and concerned individuals.