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Sacred echoes : beneath the Bodhi tree / IGNCA presents ; creative director, script, Gautam Chatterjee ; producer, B.S. Rawat.

Publication:
New Delhi : Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, [2013?]
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (28 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Subjects:
Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages -- India -- Buddh Gaya.
Buddhism -- India -- Buddh Gaya -- Customs and practices.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Short films.
Language:
In English; some sacred chants or songs have subtitles in English.
System Details:
DVD-R, PAL; full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio) presentation.
digital optical
video file DVD video PAL
Summary:
"Bodhgaya - an eternal space where Buddha attained Nirvana. Buddha Charita denotes this space as a corridor of eternity. The documentary fathoms Bodhgaya as a pilgrimage to re-understand the process of awakening even beyond the Bodhi tree. Parallely, the documentary highlights the importance of seven places where Lord Buddha did penace. Those are: (1) Bodhi palankha - the place of enlightenment where Gautam Buddha spent first week beneath the Bodhi tree, (2) Animesa locana - After enlightenment Lord Buddha spent the second week in meditation here gazing unwinking at the Bodhi tree, (3) Cankamana - Buddha spent the third week here walking up and down in meditation, (4) Ratnaghara (the place of basic contemplation) - Lord Buddha spent the fourth week here in meditation reflecting the casual law, (5) Ajapala Nigrodha tree (Banyan tree) - Lord Buddha spent the fifth week under this tree in meditation after enlightenment. He explained one becomes a Brahamana only by ones deeds not by birth, (6) Mucalinda lake (the abode of snake king) - Buddha spent the sixth week in meditation here, and (7) Rajyatana (a kind of forest tree) - After enlightenment Lord Buddha spent the seventh week here in meditation. Alongisde the Tipitaka chanting by eight theravada countries were documented. Tipitaka encompasses Vinaya Pitaka - code of ethics for monks; Sutta Pitaka - basket of teaching; and Abhi Dhamna Pitaka - the higher knowledge. Thus the documentary waves an unique fabric of chanting tradition and sacred space Bodhi Tree, the Temple and pilgrims that unifies a holistic vision of Buddhism as a emblem of world peace."--Container.
Participant:
Narrator: Supparna Chaddha.
Credits:
Camera, O.P. Rathore, Sabarjeet Singh ; editing, Manas Maduli, Nlyaz Akhtar ; research, Arpita Sen.
Notes:
Videodisc release of the short documentary film produced [in 2013?]
Contributor:
Chatterjee, Gautam, 1958- direction, screenwriter.
Rawat, Birjendra Singh, production.
Chaddha, Suparna, narrator.
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, film production company, film distribution company.
OCLC:
867154625