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Short Films

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Jain Monk’s Memory Wonder

Film on 500 Avadhan presentation by Jain Muni Sri Ajit Chandra Sagar. Muni Memories 500 different items including Sanskrit, Prakrit Slokas, Names of Persons, Places, Long Numbers, Things shown to him, Sounds, Mathematical Puzzles, etc., then he speaks out all 500 items in sequence as told or shown to him, then reverse sequence and sequence from anywhere between 500. Amazing feat of memory only one of its kind in the World. It has been in use for thousands of years to memories Sutras & is known as Saraswati Sadhana.

DVD Available from : www.vishuddhifilms.com

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‘Yoga Ka Itihas – mere purvajon ke path se’’

This film, in Hindi is the original version of ‘HISTORY OF YOGA’. It also incorporates docu-drama of various historical events. Duration 96 mins.

03

“Swantsukhaya” ,

“Swantsukhaya”, means that which is joyful to self. Swantsukhaya, is a short film of Manganiyar children of desert of western Rajasthan. Manganiyars are a caste of professional singers & musicians whose patrons are the wealthy landlords and aristocrats of western Rajasthan for centuries. Children learn the art of traditional singing at a very early age. Their initiation begins from listening to their father and other male members of the community. This film shows the learning process &potentials of Manganiyar children, their skills, enthusiasm and parents encouragement to continue the tradition of Manganiyar singing till today.

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“Mandana” ,

“Mandana” is a short film on folk wall paintings called Mandana of villages of Eastern Rajasthan. These paintings are hand painted by women on the walls of their mud houses on specific festive occasions. Film explores how life around inspires motifs of these paintings. How women in the midst of their daily chores find time to collectively join in the process of making painting which goes on for days in every festive season. Women folks make the colors and canvas themselves. This art is now fast diminishing with change from mud houses to concrete walls. Film explores this change and its future.

Books & Articles

Work on a comprehensive book on 6000 years of evolution of yoga is in progress. It will have authentic documentation of History and Philosophy of Yoga with high-resolution photographs from across the Indian Subcontinent.