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Kumbh Mela

Language: English

Kumbh Mela, the festival of the sacred Pitcher, is a peaceful congregation of pilgrims during which participants bathe or take a dip in a sacred river. The congregation includes ascetics, saints, sadhus, aspirants-kalpavasis and visitors. The tradition plays a central spiritual role in the country, encapsulating a diverse range of cultural customs. Knowledge and skills relating to Kumbh Mela are mainly imparted through the teacher-student relationship, but transmission and safeguarding are also ensured through oral traditions and religious and historical texts.

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Place/region: India, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2017 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: DD. Bharati, National TV Channel, India
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Rights: DD. Bharati, National TV Channel, India

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-2017-RL-0125800004
Source ref.: DOC:0125800004; CAND:01258
Rights holder: UNESCO; DD. Bharati, National TV Channel, India