Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
CDs & DVDs > Culture > The Agony of the Ganges (DVD)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Agony of the Ganges (DVD)

The Agony of the Ganges (DVD)

The Agony of the Ganges (DVD)

Specifications:

Shemaroo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.(2010)
52 mins.

Item Code:
IZZ576
Price:
$28.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Agony of the Ganges (DVD)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4122 times since 20th Nov, 2014
About the DVD

Aim Television Presents

Won the Best Film on Environment and Nature Inkafest Environment Film Festival 2009, Lima Peru

Around 3000 B.C., the Aryans, a nomadic tribe from the steppes of Central Asia entered India through the Punjab and brought with them the Hindu religion based on the 4 great texts called The Vedas. For the Aryans, their most sacred river was the now extinct Saraswati, which they revered as their mother river. However, by the end of the second millennium, as the Aryans spread southward to cover the entire Indo-Gangetic plain, the Ganga of Ganges replaced the Saraswati as the most sacred river.

Of all the places along the Ganga, Benares is perhaps the oldest living city in the world. The Ganges at Benares may appear muddy and dirty and is the receptacle of all the sewage and waste of the city, the ashes of the dead and the diseases of the millions who bathe in it. However, what is important is not the bacterial purity of the river, but its ritual and symbolic purity.

Because of the overwhelming reverential impact of the Ganges on hundreds of millions of Hindus, a real life paradox today haunts the citizens of Benares. For how long can they continue to ignore the gap between the ritual purity of the river and it’s actual level of cleanliness. This gap was largely ignored by the residents of Benares during the 20th century. Today, this divide is so wide that combined with global warming and climate change, it threatens the very life of the river.

The source of the Ganga is the Gangotri glacier. The combined impact of global warming, deforestation and rampant tourism has resulted in the glacier receding almost a kilometre in the last three decades.

According to projections, given this rate of recession as a benchmark, most of the glacier in the Himalayas will melt away in the next thirty to forty years.

Perennial rivers like the Ganga will be reduced to a rain fed seasonal stream that will stand no chance of regeneration. This could happen within 30 years.

In such a situation, towns and cities along the Ganga will be abandoned when the river runs dry. India’s beliefs and culture will die within this lifetime.

All Regions
5.1 Surround Sound
NTSC
Colour
With English Sub-Titles
Languages: English and Hindi

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The Agony of the Ganges (DVD) (Culture | CDs & DVDs)

Mother Ganga (A Journey Along the Sacred Ganges River) (DVD)
Ezequiel Guerisoli
Vedavision in association with ISKCON Cinema (2005)
55 Minutes
Item Code: IDK315
$24.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ganga A Celestial Journey from Mukhba to Gangotri (DVD)
Dr. K K Chakarvarty
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Art, New Delhi
46:06 Minutes
Item Code: ICJ071
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sivananda Ganga (An Inspiring and Direct Message That You Cannot Resist) (DVD)
Swami Sivananda
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: IZA236
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I have always been delighted with your excellent service and variety of items.
James, USA
I've been happy with prior purchases from this site!
Priya, USA
Thank you. You are providing an excellent and unique service.
Thiru, UK
Thank You very much for this wonderful opportunity for helping people to acquire the spiritual treasures of Hinduism at such an affordable price.
Ramakrishna, Australia
I really LOVE you! Wonderful selections, prices and service. Thank you!
Tina, USA
This is to inform you that the shipment of my order has arrived in perfect condition. The actual shipment took only less than two weeks, which is quite good seen the circumstances. I waited with my response until now since the Buddha statue was a present that I handed over just recently. The Medicine Buddha was meant for a lady who is active in the healing business and the statue was just the right thing for her. I downloaded the respective mantras and chants so that she can work with the benefits of the spiritual meanings of the statue and the mantras. She is really delighted and immediately fell in love with the beautiful statue. I am most grateful to you for having provided this wonderful work of art. We both have a strong relationship with Buddhism and know to appreciate the valuable spiritual power of this way of thinking. So thank you very much again and I am sure that I will come back again.
Bernd, Spain
You have the best selection of Hindu religous art and books and excellent service.i AM THANKFUL FOR BOTH.
Michael, USA
I am very happy with your service, and have now added a web page recommending you for those interested in Vedic astrology books: https://www.learnastrologyfree.com/vedicbooks.htm Many blessings to you.
Hank, USA
As usual I love your merchandise!!!
Anthea, USA
You have a fine selection of books on Hindu and Buddhist philosophy.
Walter, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India