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Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela (2004)

 -  Documentary  -  11 May 2004 (USA)
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Every 12 years over 70 million pilgrims gather at the meeting of India's holiest rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna, for a spectacular spiritual festival: the Kumbh Mela. This documentary ... See full summary »

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Every 12 years over 70 million pilgrims gather at the meeting of India's holiest rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna, for a spectacular spiritual festival: the Kumbh Mela. This documentary takes a voyage of discovery through this colorful event through the eyes of several Westerners and an ebullient young Hindu monk, Swami Krishnanand. Featuring encounters with some of India's most respected holy men and exclusive footage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Written by Anonymous

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wow! so fascinating, i walked out totally energized!!
27 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i didn't know what to expect from this movie, but it blew my socks off!

they take you on a personal tour of this incredible spiritual festival in India...

there are all kinds of spiritual practices you wouldn't believe. some of them are a bit like a circus, actually.

it was also interesting to see the dalai lama and where he fits into all that. he's got an amazing presence.

its fun and entertaining, but most important for me it was really inspiring. it really opened my eyes.

highly recommended!!


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