Bharat Katha

"Bharat Katha" is a collection of real stories of real people from India.

Bhārat is the official Sanskrit name of India, Bhārat Ganarājya, and the name is derived from the ancient Indian texts, the Puranas.

Katha (story) is a folk narrative style of story telling.

Bharat Katha is a journey to the heart of India, crossing language, cultural and regional boundaries. These stories are from all different kinds of people about their lives, their views and their beliefs -- beliefs which have been held together through generations.

How do I find them? - I'd like to think I found them but in truth... most of the time they are waiting to be found to share their story - The India Story.

Who am I ? - I am a man with a camcorder.

Pilgrims of Poorna

During my trip I got sick and I couldn’t get out to take pictures for a few days so instead I composed this music (as you would :))

While composing I had the goddess Poorna and the pilgrims in my mind.

These pilgrims would walk for hundreds of kilometres some barefoot, some mothers with their infants, old men & women and children in some makeshift conveyance. Some walk with an idol or a symbol of the goddess and some performing surya namaskara all the way to the temple which ends with 7 km mountain hike.

All this in the blistering heat of the Indian summer with temperatures soaring higher than 45 degrees.

These pilgrims are usually farmers who after harvest travel to the temple to thank the goddess for her blessing, some come with a wish for a child and some to thank her for blessing a child and some for Bhakti and some for health.

I was amazed by the sheer dedication and faith. I say this all the time that my trips to India makes me appreciate the value of life more & more and increases my gratitude exponentially.

I dedicate this music to the pilgrims of Poorna.

I would love to hear from you about how the music made you feel, did it take you to a journey somewhere?

You can listen to the full song on SoundCloud.com/bharatkatha

Namaste and have a lovely weekend

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