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Filmed in Allahabad and Varanasi during the 2019 Kumbh Mela Hindu pilgrimage, where an estimated 120 million pilgrims gathered between January and March.
The Kumbh Mela occurs once every 6 and 12 years, and is the largest gathering of humans on the planet.
Director/ DoP: Jeremy Snell
Editor: Dylan Edwards
Score + Soundscape: James William Blades
Color: Joseph Bicknell (Company 3)
Titles: Alec Wiens
Production Company: Kamalan
Executive Producer: Dheeraj Reddy
Special Thanks to Vikash Shivram, Ananya Hazarika, Bradley Tangonan, Joris Debeij, Matthew Firpo, Joshua Ecevarria, Metpost
Shot on: Kodak Film
यागः सर्वतीर्थेभ्यः प्रभवत्यधिकं विभो ॥
श्रवणात् तस्य तीर्थस्य नामसंकीर्तनादपि ।
मृत्तिकालम्भनाद्वापि नरः पापात् प्रमुच्यते ॥
O King ! Prayag (Allahabad) is the superior-most among all pilgrimage places. If its greatness is heard, its Name is chanted or if its soil is smeared on the body, man will be liberated from all sins.
~ Mahabharat, Parva 3, Adhyaya 83, Shloka 74, 75