Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bhakti Marga Press Release March 18, 2013

History made by Westerners at the Kumbh Mela 2013, the world’s largest human gathering of all times, ended one week ago. Besides new record numbers, also qualitative historic changes occurred that went largely unnoticed. They bring a new dimension to the story and history of the Kumbh Mela: one of religious tolerance and acceptance. For the very first time in the history of the Kumbh Mela 1. a western group of men and women - known as the Bhakti Marga Movement – could bathe with the Naga Babas and Sadhus 2. a joint chariot and a bath by both a Shaivite and a Vaishnavite group took place on the major sacred bathing day 3. the so called “untouchables”, the lowest of the lowest group of society within the Hindu caste system, were allowed to take a bath in the Holy

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