||Goddess River (3:23) -- Disappearing Glacier (2:20) -- Indian Mystics (4:26) -- Villages on the Ganges (3:06) -- Rishikesh: Yoga Capital of the World (4:16) -- Rishikesh and the Beatles (2:20) -- Haridwar, India (5:57) -- Hinduism and Allahabad (3:23) -- Varanasi (2:42) -- Cremations at Varanasi (4:29) -- Strange Rituals of an Agori Baba (4:00) -- Contaminated Ganges (4:55) -- Varanasi: Evening Puja (3:21)
||Traveling from Gaumukh, the source of the holy Ganges, to Gangasagar, where the river enters the sea, this program acquaints viewers with some of India's venerable cultural traditions-and reflects on environmental factors that are steadily destroying this sacred Indian waterway. The Durga Puja Festival at Gangnani, a wedding procession in Haridwar, ritual bathing at Allahabad, and ritual cremation and evening puja at Varanasi are featured, and the dual impacts of global warming and severe water pollution are addressed. Commentary is provided by academics, yoga master Swami Vivekananda, an Aghori baba, and others.
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|Interest grade level
||11 & up.
||Some content may be objectionable.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Suvajdzic, Carrie D. 2006 9781421311395|
|Publisher number||34271 Films Media Group|