Thursday, February 20, 2014
Kumbha Mela 2014, California (video)
The great Kumbh Mela is the oldest and largest gathering of human beings on the planet. It takes place every 12 years in India at the confluence of three holy rivers including the Ganges. More than 1,000 Kumbh Mela festivals have taken place over the ages.
It is a massive yogic, ascetic, Vedic, Brahminical, Hindu pilgrimage aimed at keeping the ultimate spiritual goals of human life in sight for the multitude of seekers who merge into the ocean of humanity at this event and become one. One hundred of million people participate, making it the largest gathering of people for a single purpose in the world.
(National Geographic) The World's Biggest Festival (Maha Kumbha Mela)
The Eternal Teaching or Truth (Sanatana Dharma, known in modern times as Hinduism inclusive of the two great renegade wandering-ascetic traditions, Buddhism and Jainism) boasts a glorious history of tens of thousands of years. Hinduism (named by the British after the many and varied practices in the Indus Valley Civilization and its subsequent societies collectively called "India") is known for its tenets of religious tolerance and harmony. More