Antim Samskar; 10th day after death vedic rituals – Dasgaatra | दशगात्र |

Antim Samskar; 10th day after death vedic rituals – Dasgaatra | दशगात्र |

Episode 1 – Dasgaatra The Pandey family prepapres themselves for the puritification rites. The priest chants the mantras for the Pind Daan ceremony. And most part of today’s rituals include head shaving of the family’s men and interviews. To be continued…. documented, edited and subtitles by rajat nayyar ANTIM SAMSKAR – after death vedic rituals […]

Kal Bhairav Temple, Kashi (Varanasi)

Kal Bhairav Temple, Kashi (Varanasi)

    The city of Kashi is famous for the shrine of Kaal Bhairav, the kotwal of Kashi or the policeman of Varanasi. His presence evokes fear, no different from some of our policemen. He has a thick moustache, rides a dog, wraps himself in tiger skin, wears a garland of skulls, has a sword […]

Yadav ji’s Paneer and Sweets Shop, Bengali Tola – Varanasi

Yadav ji’s Paneer and Sweets Shop, Bengali Tola – Varanasi

We did this short film for an NGO Sertaobras, which advocates the rights of artisanal cheese makers in brazil. http://3wheeledcheese.com/2011/08/18/federal-law-mistreats-artisanal-cheese-in-brazil/ The film is about the traditional method of making Indian Cottage Cheese (Paneer) and also the culture of family work in Varanasi.  Meet Pandit Ji (shop owner) and his Son: Their family has been running […]

Thalua Club (banarasi masti on stage)

Thalua Club (banarasi masti on stage)

Thalua Club is a local comedy club of Banaras (Varanasi) established in 1960 by Babu Gulab Rai, Sh. Vishwanath Mukherji, other historians and many other people who are well rounded in the field of amusement and laughter. Thalua Club works differently from other comedy clubs. Here the members select an honored man of the society […]

short film “kashi before sleep”

espirito kashi presents a one minute seventeen film kashi before sleep filmed and edited by Jackson Gore

Black and Gold (Diwali)

‘erbalist spiritualist culturist celebrate diwali floating around Kashi.