A River on Shoulders: Circa 1823, 1858, and 2017 AD in Haridwar

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

The Art in Kanwar – 1858 and 2017, Stanford University

“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

A River on Shoulders: Kanwar Pilgrimage

10 million+ participate in this annual pilgrimage that happens only in Haridwar India. Devotees from across central and northern India begin their journeys the day after sighting of the full moon (09 July) of Saawan, the 5th month of the Indian calendar. Arriving at the banks of holy Ganga (Ganges) river in Haridwar, they pray, … Continue reading A River on Shoulders: Kanwar Pilgrimage