Six months ago I finally got my hands on an imported DVD of ‘Faith Connections’ I found it on Youtube to share with you all.
Faith Connections is deeply moving documentary filmed at the 2013 Kumbh Mela in Allahabad in india. This is a remarkably insightful film, full of stunning images and for me up there with ‘Walking with Nagas’ as one of the best documentaries out there based on the Kumbh Mela festival.
Directed by Pan Nalin ‘Faith Connections’ follows a young runaway kid, a Sadhu, a mother desperately looking for her lost son, a yogi (Hatha Yogi Baba) who is raising an abandoned baby, and an ascetic who keeps his calm by smoking cannabis – all connected by one faith against the spectacular display of devotion.
This sounds lush. I would absolutely love to spend a few weeks at a time hidden away deep in the Himalaya close to the source of the river Ganges. Silence, reflection, meditation, complete solitude. Sign me up.
This short clip from National Geographic on ‘Silent Baba’ is a sadhu, or holy man, living in solitude and prayer hasn’t spoken for seven years—his chosen form of reverence to the sacred Ganges River. He lives in a humble stone ashram at 14,200 feet in the Himalayan mountains.
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