Water: An Indian Express Series

Water is everywhere, in the air we breathe, in our food and drink, in the electronics we use. There is no life without water. Tune in every Tuesday, to follow Ameya Nagarajan as she explores the story of water in India.

Episode 7 July 31, 2018

River of love

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.

River of loveIndia 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.