Pushkar Myths

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Pushkar Myths (Pushkar Puran)

Directed by Kamal Swaroop

  • India 2017; 99 min
  • Original version: Hindi
  • Genre: Documentary

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Synopsis

‘All year, one sensed a hidden tension, all year something was going on in preparation for those days, as if the ultimate purpose of the year was to home in on those three days.’ Twenty-nine kilometres from Ajmer, in the heart of the Thar Desert, is a lake city called Pushkar. To the Hindus of the world, it is second in holiness only to Mansarovar. During the full moon in the month of Kartik, the town and the nearby dunes become an enormous fairground. Thousands of villagers bring cattle, camels and horses to trade. Folk artists, musicians, ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds and the deep pit of Mouth of Death motorcycle rides appear like a mirage in the desert, only to vanish with the decapitation of Brahm’s fifth head. The film explores the ancient myths and politicking of Indian Gods as the heavens descend and the water turns holy.

Production

  • FIFTH HEAD / MATCH CUT FILMS

    Vijay Pratap Singh