Antim Samskar – after demise vedic rituals [Ethnographic Documentary Series] Episode 1 – Dasgaatra (10th day after demise)
The Pandey household prepares themselves for the purification rites. The priest chants the mantras for the Pind Daan ceremony. And most a part of at present’s rituals consists of head shaving of the household’s males and interviews.
ANTIM SAMSKAR – after demise vedic rituals [Ethnographic Documentary Series]
Ethnographic notation of the after demise rituals in a Hindu household. The movie has been divided into episodes; the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th day after demise. Additionally, one episode with the interviews.
Varanasi, located on the banks of River Ganga, identified by varied different names – the Metropolis of Gentle, The town of Loss of life, The town of Moksha and The Forest of Bliss, is a mysterious metropolis the place, on the cremation floor, newspapers are learn, breakfasts are taken, and individuals are drying garments by fires which can be fueled with our bodies.
The movie notates the passage of the soul however solely by the advantage of documenting the household’s frame of mind all through the rituals and time.
The whole lot is an phantasm, life and demise are two phases of the identical vitality. Loss of life just isn’t the tip of life. Loss of life itself is a part of life, and life goes on. You could have died many instances,and nonetheless you might be alive. Your life is everlasting. Loss of life is a small episode right here and there, if you change your home, however the important of your being stays the identical. What number of instances you modify homes doesn’t matter, however it’s inconceivable to the thoughts.
The burning ceremony after Loss of life on the Manikarnika Ghat at Varanasi has its significance the place it’s mentioned that Lord Shiva resides within the preliminary Fireplace, given to the funeral pyre and chants the Tarak mantra to bid a fond farewell to the departed and provoke its final rites on the best way to realize Moksha.
The poetic notation of the rituals on the 10th, 11th and 12th day after demise with Sh. Pandey’s household throws gentle on immense religion and beliefs vested within the household for conventional values and in the direction of ensuring the soul passages in the direction of moksha with none unfulfilled wishes.
The movie additionally consists of interviews of Sh. Pandey and an occasional debate over the situation of at present’s politics,Hinduism and fundamental humor throughout these three days amomgst the household and the priest.
The movie clearly conveys to its viewers in regards to the enterprise of demise in Varanasi together with immense religion that removes the notion of enterprise from the movie and places into focus, the energy of cultural values.
documented, edited and subtitled by rajat nayyar