1. पूरा बनारस शहर एक मंदिर है


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    complete video at http://youtu.be/D9xCT7SGqbw ---- When visitors search for the famous rituals of Varanasi, most of them look at the temples spread across the city and concentrated along the river Ganga. But if you want to follow a more traditional perspective, you have to turn 180 degrees and look towards the River. Ganga herself is seen as a Goddess and she is worshipped in popular elaborated rituals. But even the Ganga pūjā, is not the highest form of worship here. More sacred than a pūjā is the yajña, i.e. the Vedic sacrifice, Most people do not see the altar of this sacrifice even while moving alongside it. There is a threshold to cross in order to perceive it: the threshold of devotion. The whole city is a temple in the form of a crescent moon shaped amphitheatre. The Ghats are the mandapa, Ganga is the altar, and Agni, the sacrificial Fire, is the light of the Sun reflected on the river. The reason why Banaras, or Kashi, the splendent, is a special place for worship is because here the river, which normally flows eastward, takes a sudden turn northwards. In Banaras, the sun rises perpendicular to the Ganga, forming at dawn a burning line that cuts across its waters. Rising from the purifying dip in the river, the devotee pours the Ganga into the burning stream of light. In this religious offering, a unity is created between the Sun and the Earth, the fire and the water, the soul of man and the soul of nature.

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    • Aarti & Jeff | Feature Film


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      • Abduction at the Matri Sadan ashram in Haridwar, India


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        This video shows the abduction of Brahmachari Yajnanand by masked men at the Matri Sadan ashram on November 11, 2009. Yajnanand had been fasting to protest illegal sand and stone mining in the Ganges riverbed when local authorities came to inquire after his health. When Yajnanand emerged from his room, he was grabbed and jailed and force-fed for two months until a court ordered him freed. Swami Shivanand, the leader of Matri Sadan, gave me a copy of the video with explicit permission to share it on the Internet. The first section is extraneous -- best to start around 3:30. For more on the Matri Sadan ashram and its battle against illegal mining in Haridwar, see http://matrisadan.wordpress.com.

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        • A Bright Hope for India


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          In West Bengal India, thousands of years of a now outlawed caste system still rule a culture where women and children are exploited, treated virtually as slaves. But in an amazing story of the least of the least serving the least of the least, Bhutanese refugees with no land, no country, and no identity to call their own have stepped in to serve and rescue young girls from a life without hope. This is where Beaverton Foursquare, now in relationship with many of these very Bhutanese Refugees, enters this incredible story of the Gospel of Jesus breaking through. Filmed / Written / Edited / Directed by Daniel Cegla; copyright Brickwork Productions LLC 2013 Music Licensed via themusicbed.com // Camera: Panasonic AF100

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          • Access: India


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            Country profile of the geography, religion and people of India.

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            • Accessing the Sacred Space - Mantra Ma - The Sound of Devotion


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              Clip from the upcoming documentary, THE SOUND OF DEVOTION, featuring Shonali Banerjee of Mantra Ma. For more info on the documentary visit, www.thesoundofdevotion.com. For more info on Mantra Ma visit www.facebook.com/mantrama

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              • A Cry for Help


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                Pastor Humberto Gonzalez (First Euless en Espanol) traveled to South Asia with a group of American Pastors. The empty rituals of a false god, inspires him to call other believers to share the truth of the Gospel.

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                • A Day in Varanasi


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                  This 10 min. non-narrative documentary reflects daily life of the people living along the river Ganga (Ganghes) in Varanasi, India. The holy river is the fountain of life for millions of mainly hindu people in India and the foundation of religion and culture in many ways. This film is giving some simply beautiful but also graphic insights of this very special union between human and nature. A Day in Varanasi was actually unplanned and happens to be a side product of a photography project I was working on in March 2009, after I had attended a friend's wedding in Kolkata. Take a look for the street & portrait photography I took in NE India here: http://bit.ly/nebQoV

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                  • A day with a Sadhu


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                    A tale about the daily life of Gajender Gipi Mharai, a naga sadhu, at Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, India.

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                    • A digital Intermission – FEINHEIT by Luc Gut


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                      FEINHEIT by Luc Gut http://www.feinheit.ch/lucgut/ Take a journey through a multitasking world of the connection of traditional and high tech living. Dive deep and let it escalate. animation: Luc Gut – http://www.gut.li sound: MURAT OMBOMBE – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwlhCz8XGFE producer: FEINHEIT GmbH – http://www.feinheit.ch

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