Pilgrimage To Pittsburgh

DVD – (25 minutes, 1990)

Price: $195.00 + shipping and handling

pittsbu…in 1987 revisits the Sri Venkatesvara temple near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Week-long ceremonies involving 1,001 copper pots sacralize the water they contain, water that has been collected from the Ganges river in India (as well as from the nearby Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers). At the week’s end, priests reconsecrate the temple’s deities with the sacred water. Interviews with members of the Indian community, as well as with their teen-age children, illustrate the many ways in which the temple brings together Indians living in America and imparts cultural awareness to their children.

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