In Hindu mythology, Shiva is the supreme being who creates, protects, and transforms the universe.
Aghori sadhus (ascetics) are controversial devotees of Shiva, for they are often sensationalized for their unorthodox practices around their ways of existence, which defy easy categorization. The essence of their being is to get closer to the divine by moving past fear, hatred, disgust, and discrimination. Understood or misunderstood, they are discriminated against and stigmatized in society for their ‘imperfections.’
Aghor is a symbolic tribute to those who have paved the way for others by doing the simple but daring act of being themselves. As the seer says, when there is no discrimination, no judgments, no hatred, and no disgust, there is acceptance. In acceptance, there is divinity.
Music by Gurbax and Mr. Doss
Producer, director & cinematographer: Snigdha Kapoor
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Delhi Art Gallery (DAG), NY