• Short Summary

    With the end of September second week the 4-month rainy season has come to and end in Nepal.

  • Description

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    The lefty steps of huge comically shaped temples in the city's great squire is occupied to every inch by numbers of nepalese peasant families who have walked for days to attend this function is their best of dresses


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    Every temple step is full with cheerful spectators, they have assembled in thousands.


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    It is a big men but very disciplined.


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    this old lady has been 60 much celebrations in her life and she is happy that despite drought and floods people are still enthusiastically devoted to their gods.


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    These colourful dressed youthful ladies are numbers of a Garkha family and have walked for 3 days to attend the ceremony.


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    Police has little problem in controlling the urehimb who are always anxious to have the first view of the things.


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    The police helps in maintenance of order in the great rush.


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    The scarfully painted cars of the gods, getting ready to accommodate gods.


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    The wheels of the cars are painted with the 'Ever-Watchful' eyes of gods.


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    They mob around the area


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    The surrounding temples and houses full of spectators.


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    Dressed in 12th century military uniforms, the escorts of the Virgin Goddess march in baiting dress and singing on flutes.


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    The Royal Nepal guards in white uniform line up in honour of the gods


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    The assign balcony of the Royal palace of Katmanda is full with distinguished guests ambassadors and high rank officials to watch the occasions.


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    The huge gathering as seen from the balcony of the royal palace.


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    marched dances of gods entourage arrive at the scene, to great amusement of people.


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    While the people are busy watching the dancers the goddess of prosperity arrives to take her seat on the car, the priests welcome the goddess.


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    A living goddess, the incarnation of goddess of plenty, beautifully dressed and ???


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    King of Nepal arrives to watch the occasion, a lights from the car and in received by his officers on duty.


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    The dancers continue to amuse the mob.


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    The Car of the goddess moved through the thick rush of shouting and cheering ???


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    People of different walk of life gave their different gods who also come out on the occasion to great celebrations of their respective devotees.


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    Another car with goddess of learning and another with goddess of destruction move on.


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    goddess of wealth, situated at heart of Esthmandu's ??? is probably the most richly decorated goddess.


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    The Nepal Police has its own god, the police god, two boys are employed to keep it clean and dusted.


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    Then the god of the Royal Palace, the god is gold plated and is custodian of all that lies within the palace area. The attendant boys keeping it clean.


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    and also the god of fruits and vegetables, sits in the fruit market with multi coloured features.


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    a shop of fruits and vegetables.


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    another shop of fruits of the season.


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    The god of the grains market seats very high on a platform with grain shops alarmed


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    a street seem of guy and cheerful and fotive Katmandu, with typical shops and pyramid shaped houses and a busy ???. A city of gods and temples.




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    Background: With the end of September second week the 4-month rainy season has come to and end in Nepal. The people are very happy that the rains have now ended and the season of gay sun-shine and festivals have started. The farmers, who are in majority in the country are happy that they had good rains and they prospects of better crops. During the rains the peasants had no time to attend to any other business except their fields. Now that their fields are full with growing paddy crops, they are joyously uniting for the sunny autumn when they will see their harvest and fill their goddess with paddy. The gods were kind to them and all the gods remained indoors during the rainy season as all the movements were restricted during the heavy rains. With the end of the rains, all the gods have again came out of their places of rests and enjoying clear and shine. Katmandu, the capital of Nepal celebrates this occasion with great jump and show. Thousands of peasant families assemble at the great city squire to one their gods move in procession, the function attended by the King and members of the Royal family. The functions was celebrated for 3 most cheerful days ending on September 22.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3E791GYDCYYO4M6VHNYJK0K92
    Media URN:
    VLVA3E791GYDCYYO4M6VHNYJK0K92
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:05:07:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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