A British portrait artist during July 2017 while staying at 365 Haridwar , the international artist residency programme at AZIMVTH Ashram, on the banks of Ganges and foothills of Himalayas, India made and gifted the following portrait. Frederic Shoberl, another British writer and illustrator, had the following illustration of Kanwar pilgrimage in his book titled … Continue reading A River on Shoulders: Circa 1823, 1858, and 2017 AD in Haridwar
“It is at this point of emergence from the hills that persons journeying from a great distance are anxious to fill their jars with water, that their homes may be hallowed by a portion of the sacred element. Rich and pious Hindoos, who inhabit the provinces remote from this spot, spend large sums of money … Continue reading The Art in Kanwar – 1858 and 2017, Stanford University
01 – 28 July 2018 (28 days) “He made great dreams a mould for coming things And cast his deeds like bronze to front the years. His walk through Time outstripped the human stride. Lonely his days and splendid like the sun’s”. 10 million+ participate in this annual pilgrimage that happens only in Haridwar India. … Continue reading A River on Shoulders: Kanwar Pilgrimage
10 Jul - 07 Aug 2017. Over ten million pilgrims undertake Kanwar Yatra, an annual pilgrimage in the Indian month of Shravan. One full moon to the next.