• 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

    1.
    LS DECORATED ARCH ON ROAD LEADING TO TEMPLE
    3 1/2 ft

    2.
    MLS DECORATED ELEPHANTS IN FRONT OF TEMPLE
    6 ft

    3.
    MLS TEMPLE HALL WHERE CEREMONY WAS HELD
    8 1/2 ft

    4.
    MLS KANDYAN CHIEFS IN THE TEMPLE HALL
    12 ft

    5.
    MCU A CHIEF PRIEST READS OUT THE FIVE PRECEPTS
    13 1/2 ft

    6.
    CU HANDS HOLDING THE SANNAS (ACT OF APPOINTMENT) (TILT UP) TO ANUNAYAKE THERO
    15 1/2 ft

    7.
    CU GOVERNOR-GENERAL W. GOPALAWALLA PAYS HIS RESPECTS TO THE NEW HIGH PRIEST
    18 1/2 ft

    8.
    LS (PAN) CEREMONY IN THE TEMPLE HALL
    22 ft

    9.
    MLS CROWD OUTSIDE THE TEMPLE
    23 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS THE NEW HIGH PRIEST AND OTHER CHIEF PRIESTS FILE OUR OF THE TEMPLE
    27 ft

    11.
    MLS BUDDHISTS FLAGS FLUTTER IN THE BREEZE
    28 1/2 ft

    12.
    LS KANDYAN CHIEF ON ELEPHANT CARRYING THE SANNAS LEADS THE PROCESSION
    32 ft

    13.
    MLS OTHER ELEPHANTS IN PROCESSION (THREE SHOTS)
    42 ft

    14.
    MLS KANDYAN DANCERS AND DRUMMERS (TWO SHOTS)
    50 1/2 ft

    15.
    MS HIGH PRIEST IN PROCESSION
    55 1/2 ft

    16.
    MS CROWD
    57 ft

    17.
    MLS HIGH PRIEST WITH OTHER CHIEF PRIESTS IN PROCESSION
    62 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA53Z677FWILVI4OMC8KMH7X6XW
    Media URN:
    VLVA53Z677FWILVI4OMC8KMH7X6XW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including 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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