NPR to Feature Vrindavan Soundscapes
NPR/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S "RADIO EXPEDITIONS" VISITS HEAVEN ON EARTH - THE ANCIENT INDIAN CITY WHERE KRISHNA FOLLOWERS BELIEVED HE LIVED - IN THREE-PART SERIES AIRING ON "MORNING EDITION" OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 2
Alex Chadwick Explores Vrindavan, India, and Its Role on Hindus' Beliefs in the Afterlife
Washington, D.C. -- Is there really heaven on earth? For the latest NPR/National Geographic "Radio Expeditions" series, "Geography of Heaven," Alex Chadwick explores Vrindavan, India, an ancient town south of Delhi that is regarded by devotees of the Hindu god Krishna as the most sacred place on earth.
"Radio Expeditions: Geography of Heaven - Vrindavan" will air on Morning Edition October 31, November 1 and November 2.
Using state-of-the-art digital stereo audio equipment, "Radio Expeditions'" travels beyond the motorbikes and diesel engines of 21st century Vrindavan and ventures through the city's countless shrines celebrating Krishna and inside the temples built by maharajas to experience Krishna traditions and rituals during the Hindu New Year.
Enriching the three-part series will be an extensive Radio Expeditions section on NPR.org providing additional information, photos, soundscapes and transcripts. Chadwick also shares his Vrindavan experience in a feature in the November 2005 issue of National Geographic magazine.