River of love

Jul 31, 2018, 10:00 AM

India is a land of many rivers, and rivers are deeply wound into our history (Sapta-Sindhu), culture and religion. In this episode, we take a trip down the religious history of the Yamuna, not the first river you'd think of if someone said sacred river in India. Rivers are so well embedded in our identity that yes, even the Yamuna is mentioned in the Rig Veda, and related to several gods. Find out about Yamuna maiyya, what she stands for, and how modern life is killing this goddess. 

India is a land of many rivers, and rivers are deeply wound into our history (Sapta-Sindhu), culture and religion. In this episode, we take a trip down the religious history of the Yamuna, not the first river you'd think of if someone said sacred river in India. Rivers are so well embedded in our identity that yes, even the Yamuna is mentioned in the Rig Veda, and related to several gods. Find out about Yamuna maiyya, what she stands for, and how modern life is killing this goddess.


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