Documentary Film Screening – Sanjhi

Date: 27/12/2019
Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall, IGNCA RCB, Bengaluru

Sanjhi is a folk tradition of fifteen-day ritual, performed by unmarried girls between full moon day and the dark moonless night to pay tribute to the departed ancestors during pitr paksa. The practice is in vogue in many places in north and central India. Young girls create Sanjhi on wall with cow-dung and a variety of flowers. This is created and recreated with new motifs every evening at the twilight hour and undone in the early dawn. Sandhya Devi is the central myth of this functional tradition. IGNCA has documented this tradition in Udaipur (Rajasthan) and Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) under its research programme.

Director : Shri B.S. Rawat | Duration : 30 minutes, 13 seconds

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