• Short Summary

    THE VENERABLE ANUNAYAKE THERO WAS APPOINTED AS THE CHIEF HIGH PRIEST IN A GLITTERING CEREMONY HELD AT THE TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH IN KANDY, CEYLON ON JANUARY 8.

  • Description

    THE VENERABLE ANUNAYAKE THERO WAS APPOINTED AS THE CHIEF HIGH PRIEST IN A GLITTERING CEREMONY HELD AT THE TEMPLE OF THE TOOTH IN KANDY, CEYLON ON JANUARY 8.

    ROADS LEADING TO THE TEMPLE WERE GAILY DECORATED. IN THE INNER TEMPLE WHERE THE CEREMONY WAS HELD THE CHIEF PRIEST ADMINISTERED THE PAN-SIL OR THE FIVE PRECEPTS WITH ALL THE PEOPLE PRESENT REPEATING THE STANZAS WITH CLASPED HANDS.

    PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WAS THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF CEYLON, MR. W. GOPALAWALLA WHO HAD PAID HIS RESPECTS TO THE NEW CHIEF HIGH PRIEST.

    THE CEREMONY OVER A GRAND PROCESSION WAS HELD WITH BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED ELEPHANTS TAKING PART. A KANDYAN CHIEF CARRYING THE ACT OF APPOINTMENT OR THE SANNAS SEATED ON A HUGE DECORATED ELEPHANT LED THE COLOURFUL PROCESSION. TO ADD TO THE COLOUR AND GAIETY THE FAMOUS KANDYAN DANCERS OF CEYLON WERE THERE WITH THEIR DRUMMERS.

    THE NEW CHIEF HIGH PRIEST WITH OTHER PRIESTS WALKED IN SOLEMN PROCESSION UNDER A CANOPY LEADING TO THE HIGH PRIEST'S TEMPLE. WATCHED BY A LARGE GATHERING OF PEOPLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA53Z677FWILVI4OMC8KMH7X6XW
    Media URN:
    VLVA53Z677FWILVI4OMC8KMH7X6XW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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