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Mahakumbha (“In Search Of The Nectar”) (DVD Video)
- SKU: ICK010
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Material:Bappa Roy - Indira Gandhi National Centre For The Arts - 48:10 Minutes
About the DVD
Prayag - modern Allahabad, known as Tirtharaj, is the place of the confluence of sacred waters, Pilgrimage to this place is equated with three million ten thousand pilgrimages. Mahakumbha, which takes place once in 12 years, is the subject of the film. It celebrates the occasions when millions of people took the holly dip, in search of nectar, in the year 2001. It explores the vast “Orality” of an internal agnihotra, a fiery sacrifice executed in the human body and mind and in the cosmic theatre of the universe. The file of tapas (penance) burns retas or soma (semen fluid) in the body of the human being, purges it of poisonous lust and turns it into the healing nectar of energy. The process is equated with the rotary cycle of waters, incited in the universe by the solar fire. The devotee substitutes a new, clean self for his old, unclean self through his ablution in the Mahakumba.