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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:36 PM
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The Kumbh Mela - largest gathering of people in human history.
In 2001 70,000,000 hindus attended this pilgrimage which happens every 12 years.
Here's a satelite photo of people bathing in the Ganges river at the end of the pilgrimage.


Saw a documentary last night about it - AMAZING! I had no idea. I had never even heard of it.
http://melafilms.com /
Here's the trailer: http://melafilms.com/pages/trailer.html

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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:38 PM
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1. That sure is one big party
There was a load of stuff about it on television over here last time around. Other than that it is completely ignored.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:40 PM
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3. See the film - its astounding
I wept
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:39 PM
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2. I think about that water and I shudder.
Cool satellite pic.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:41 PM
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4. Millions of people can't be wrong
Wait - the election kinda throws a wrench in that theory
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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 07:12 PM
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7. Haha! true! n/t
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:41 PM
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5. Kick
For all the Babas!
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 06:53 PM
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6. Kick
:)
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 09:01 PM
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8. Is that the documentary by Ira Cohen?
I met him a few times a few years ago. He's a fascinating, wonderful guy. (For example, he published a literary magazine out of Morocco in the early 60s. You can see a copy of it on the mantelpiece on a Bob Dylan album cover) One of the first and last of the real boho hippies, he struck me. Very warm and smart, and a great poet and photographer: I'm honored to have a picture of me and a friend by him.


Fitting that my 500th post should be thinking about him. :toast:
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