Gods, Gurus and others ("Planeta segodnya" [The Planet of Today] magazine) (1990)

Documentary №9894, 2 parts, duration: 0:17:45
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Ramenskiy V.
Screenwriters:Golubev A.
Camera operators:Stupin V.


About the mysterious religious doctrines of the Orient, religious feasts and traditions.

Temporary description:

Film edited from video footage. Tarot Card Readers interviewed (simultaneous translation). Hypnotists and young women are immersed in a trance. Maharishi Mahema meeting. M. Mahem said about the art of meditation (simultaneous translation). Parade in one of the religious festivals. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi at a meeting with the pilgrims in Ganapatipuli (India). Shri Mataji blesses. Wedding ceremony. Bazaar. Trainers snakes. Buddhist temple. Sculptures of gods, including Buddha. Believers pray, meditate. Landscapes. Roerich's paintings.

Reel №1

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Men jump on the platform (sitting with legs crossed).

Wandering ascetics in the street (across the cheeks pierced iron rod; the others in the back hooks stuck with something heavy).

Men applaud.

Woman with child at the fortune-teller.


A banner reading in English (astrology).

Fortuneteller says.

Hypnotic session (mass).


Newsreel 1960 .: The people at the airport.

Himalayan passes hermit, the spiritual master of the "Beatles" Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Occur on the platform.

Are members of the "Beatles".

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi passes, said.

Listen to the hall, Cameramen.

The meeting participants on stage.

Indian religious festival, Young man beats the drum; goes parade.

Passing decorated platform.

Participants of the event in national costumes.

See the spectators.

Guest Tribune.

Men dressed in white raise their hands.


People are standing in the water near the shore (rite).

Participant of the Indian independence movement, founder of the teachings of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi stands in the water; flowers at her feet.

Camp followers of Shri Mataji people sit on the floor in the room.

Children playing in the street.

People are talking, smiling.

Sitting Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.

Presentation of gifts.

Statuette of the god Ganesha.

Wedding ceremony: Bride sitting; the bride comes to Shri Mataji, bows; the bride and groom under a canopy; Shri Mataji says; bride grooms wear garlands; newlyweds sing the fire.


Mountain landscape.

Street of the city.

Reel №2

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Are women carrying pitchers on their heads with water.

A man rides an elephant.



Tamers snakes.

The old man reading a book sitting on the street.

Smiling girl.

People come out of the temple.

Hindu gods Shiva et al.

In pictures.

Statuettes of gods: Brahma, Saraswati, Parvati, Vishnu, Lakshmi, Krishna.

Drawings of mythological characters of Rama and Sita.


Elephant raises its trunk. "Living pictures" on the platforms.

People dancing in traditional costumes.

People in masks.

See the spectators.


People are building, throwing coins pass.

Children pray.

Sculpture of Buddha.

Collective meditation.

Morning city Buddhist monks collect alms in the street.

Women clap their hands.

Moment of meditation (Chinese or Japanese).

Buddhist deities in the paintings.

Palm tree on the shore of the Arabian Sea, praying on the beach.


Sunset over the sea.

Candle burns near a sculpture of Buddha.

Animation: Candle in the background of the mountains.

Paintings by Nicholas Roerich "Mother of the World" and others.

Clouds in the mountains.

Worshipers stand in the water near the shore at sunset.


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