Thursday , August 22 2019

Maria Wirth

Maria Wirth is a German author living in India. She is widely known for her book "Thank You, India" and many other literary works related to Indic thoughts.

A great, living, ancient tradition – THE KUMBH MELA

The Kumbh Mela

During the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar in 2010, a young Frenchman exclaimed, “Oh, it must have been so different then” when he came to know that I was in 1986 at the Kumbh already. “No, it was not”, I realised. It was very much the same. It may have been the same for centuries. Here is my description of the …

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Following Ram, The prince of Ayodhya

Maria Wirth

“Where you are from? Do people there also know about Ram?” Some boys had discovered me sitting at the back of a shrine at the outskirts of Chamba near Tehri and typically for Indian kids, who are never shy, had asked this question. “No, where I am from people don’t know about Ram”, I replied. They looked disappointed. Only then …

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