Reshma Thakkar is a young Indian American Hindu woman from Chicago, who in search of answers, purpose, and self-discovery, quit her cushy healthcare IT job and embarked on a pilgrimage to India hoping to connect with others of her faith at the Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest spiritual congregation. Thakkar’s story is among the many stories about faith and spiritual practices around the world that will be featured on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s television series titled, “Belief.”
The seven-part series, which premiered Feb. 1 on Discovery Channel, will air every Monday.
The series will also bring to light the story of Anju, a young woman in central India who has committed to forgo all of life’s conveniences and permanently sever ties with her family in order to be initiated as a Jain nun. Anju must first pass three tests designed to challenge her commitment, according to the network.
This groundbreaking original series invites viewers to witness some of the world’s most fascinating spiritual journeys through the eyes of the believers. Traveling to the far reaches of world, and to places cameras have rarely been, “Belief” searches the origins of diverse faiths and the heart of what really matters, added the network.
The series also touches upon India and one of the world’s largest religions, Hinduism, along with showcasing the Indian festival of Holi.