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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

    The Festival of the Holy Peak on Sri Pada / Adam's Peak. Known as the "Holiest Mountain in the World", it is sacred to Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Indian Christians.

    MS Devotees pouring oil and camphor into the eternal lamp which burns through the year. Various shots of pilgrims ringing the bell at the top of the mountain to signify the number of times they have worshipped. Various shots, many worshippers around the shrine on the mountain. Devotees descending the mountain having worshipped at a shrine sacred to the foot of the Buddha. Various shots, an endless trail of pilgrims ascending and descending the mountain trail to the shrine. LSs Views of the pilgrims' path as it winds through heavy jungle at the foot of the fountain. Various shots, a group of men performing a ritual custom called "Gettam" with what appears to be a net. GV of the jungle path to the peak and panoramic view of dense vegetation on the peak. Various shots, people ascending mountain, including young child carried by an elder in the rain.

    Note: Date on original record: 23/03/1964.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:38:00 / 01:22:55:00
    UN 3877 B
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    UN 3877 B
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    Travel & Exploration Religion & Politics
    Ceylon Religion Ceylon
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