46 min, 4 sec
The film pans the snow-capped mountains of Himalaya to zoom in and capture
the glimpses of Gaumukha Glaciers, from where Gaṅgā emerges to create
riverine civilization along her traverse of 2,500 km. It explores the
Gaṅgā icon in her two abodes, in Gaṅgotrī during summer, and 25 km
downhill, at Mukhba or Mukhīmaṭha, where she travels down after Dīpāvalī.
The film captures the journey of
Gaṅgā icon in her palanquin from Mukhba
on the penultimate day before the Gaṅgotrī Temple opens on auspicious day
of akṣayatṛtīyā. It records the pada-yātrā Joumey on foot) of
Gaṅgājī; explores the oral tradition of Semwals, the priests of
highlights the relation of nature with the Prasāda benediction of Gaṅgotrī;
covers the ritual of opening of the Kapāṭa (door) of Gaṅgā Temple
at Gangotri. Gaṅgā icon returns to Mukhba in the same manner after
Dīpāvalī day every year.