• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF BUDDHISTS IN TAIPEI, CAPITAL OF TAIWAN, GATHERED AT THE TEMPLE OF THE DRAGON RECENTLY TO CELEBRATE THE 2,508TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY OF BUDDHA. (GAUTAMA SIDDHATTA)
    REPRESENTATIVES FROM BUDDHIST COMMUNITIES IN MOST OTHER SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRIES ATTENDED THE CELEBRATIONS.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF BUDDHISTS IN TAIPEI, CAPITAL OF TAIWAN, GATHERED AT THE TEMPLE OF THE DRAGON RECENTLY TO CELEBRATE THE 2,508TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY OF BUDDHA. (GAUTAMA SIDDHATTA)
    REPRESENTATIVES FROM BUDDHIST COMMUNITIES IN MOST OTHER SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRIES ATTENDED THE CELEBRATIONS. A WHITE WOODEN ELEPHANT WITH A BUDDHA STATUE ON ITS BACK, WAS TAKEN IN PROCESSION THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CAPITAL, DRAWN BY 60 YOUNG BOYS AND GIRLS. WHEN THE PROCESSION REACHED THE NEW PARK, A MONK PLACED THE STATUE IN A SHRINE DECORATED WITH FLOWERS. THE CEREMONY WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE PRAYERS AND CHANTING OF THE FAITHFUL. THEN THE MONK LED THE CONGREGATION IN THE 'BATHING' RITUAL, BY POURING WATER OVER THE STATUE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2C37IG6CVMX55BPZSHWQXBEWL
    Media URN:
    VLVA2C37IG6CVMX55BPZSHWQXBEWL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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