Amrit – nectar of immortality
«Amrit Nectar of Immortality» is a documentary which was shot at the time of the biggest pilgrim’s festival of the world – the Kumbh Mela – in Haridwar (north India). The film tells the stories of people and their connection with the holy river Ganges. Pilgrims, ascetics, yogis, western emigrants, scientists and environment activists report from their life on the holy river, their belief, the future of the Ganga and the importance of Amrit – the nectar of immortality. But what is Amrit? Is it a mysterious drank? The holy water of Ganges? Or rather an inner way to the immortality of the soul? The film is a journey in search of answers to these questions, a journey in a strange world, in search of the nectar of immortality. «He who dwells in the water, and within the water, whom the water does not know, whose body the water is, and who rules the water within, he is your Self (Soul), the ruler within you, the Amrita (the immortal).»His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama Chios on my mind….