The Resource The Great Gathering, Black Witch Films & Shanti Productions ; directed by Mary Sue Connolly ; produced by David Ehrlich

The Great Gathering, Black Witch Films & Shanti Productions ; directed by Mary Sue Connolly ; produced by David Ehrlich

Label
The Great Gathering
Title
The Great Gathering
Statement of responsibility
Black Witch Films & Shanti Productions ; directed by Mary Sue Connolly ; produced by David Ehrlich
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This remarkable documentary provides a rare and fascinating study of the history, meaning, and diverse participants of the Maha Kumbha Mela, a spectacular Hindu sacred festival held every twelve years on the banks of the Ganges in India. The Kumbha Mela is the largest festive gathering of humanity on earth. It rotates between four different host cities. In 2001 it is estimated that 50 million people gathered for this unique event. By bathing in the Ganges during the Kumbha Mela it is believed that one will be absolved of all past-life Karma and freed from the vicious cycle of birth and death.The Kumbha Mela of 2001 was a very auspicious occasion and was held in Allahabad. Pilgrims came by plane, train, car, and foot from every corner of India as from around the world. Virtually every nationality and religion on earth was represented, and participants rightly felt that the spiritual energy of the world was focused on this momentous celebration. The film includes commentary by a diverse selection of participants and pilgrims, spectacular scenes of the bathing ceremonies, and many telling and intimate details of the spiritual activities that abounded. Among the highlights are scenes of the Naga Babas, a nakedly-clad sect of holy men, who left their caves in the Himalayas to bathe in the Ganges and perform their spiritual duties."The Great Gathering" will stimulate thought and discussion in a wide range of courses in Asian and Indian studies, cultural anthropology, and comparative religion. It was produced by David Ehrlich and directed by Mary Sue Connolly for Black Witch Films
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Connolly, Mary Sue
  • Ehrlich, David
  • Connolly, Mary Sue
  • Ehrlich, David
  • Black Witch Films (Firm)
  • Shanti Productions
Runtime
51
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kumbha MelaÌŠa (Hindu festival)
  • Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Festivals
  • Sadhus
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Pilgrimage
  • Religious festivals
  • Hinduism
  • Allahabad (India)
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
The Great Gathering, Black Witch Films & Shanti Productions ; directed by Mary Sue Connolly ; produced by David Ehrlich
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 15, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (51 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)3227797
  • (OCoLC)954042170
  • (VaAlASP)ASP3227797/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000133971
Video recording format
other
Label
The Great Gathering, Black Witch Films & Shanti Productions ; directed by Mary Sue Connolly ; produced by David Ehrlich
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 15, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (51 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)3227797
  • (OCoLC)954042170
  • (VaAlASP)ASP3227797/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000133971
Video recording format
other

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