Kumbh Mela and Naga Sadhus ( A documentary)
The short documentary presents the viewer with some mesmerizing visuals of the Naga sadhus and gives a sneak peak into their lives and spirituality. The festival is one of the largest peaceful gatherings in the world, and the “world’s largest congregation of religious pilgrims”. An estimated 120 million people visited Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013 in Allahabad over a two-month period, including over 30 million on a single day, on 10 February 2013 (the day of Mauni Amavasya). According to medieval Hindu theology, Lord Vishnu dropped drops of Amrita (the drink of immortality) at four places, while transporting it in a kumbha (pot). These four places are identified as the present-day sites of the Kumbh Mela, Nasik being one of them. This documentary about Nasik Kumbh and the Naga sadhus gives the viewer a chance to get up, close and personal to the Nagas and get to learn about their definition of spirituality. It also mesmerizes the viewer with some eye catching imagery and captivating music. Kumbh ‘The Foot Soldiers’ (Nasik)
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