• Short Summary

    Each year on the day of Ba Sant-which heralds the onset of Spring - the people of Nepal worship Sarasvati, the Hindu Goddess of Learning.

  • Description

    Each year on the day of Ba Sant-which heralds the onset of Spring - the people of Nepal worship Sarasvati, the Hindu Goddess of Learning.

    A national holiday, celebrations this year fell last Tuesday (Feb. 10th). Nepalese from many parts of the country flocked to the capital, Kathmandu, where a special service was held at Sarasvati's shrine on the outskirts of the city.

    At shrine, worshippers offered prayers and gifts to Sarasvati and sought her blessing.

    As Goddess of Learning and the Arts, many of her devotees are students who have helped to spread the Hindu Festival to several predominate Buddhist districts in South East Asia.

    Over half the population of Nepal are Hindus, which is the religion of the Royal Family.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA67GIBZKKHT4BOJ0GM8SGQM88
    Media URN:
    VLVA67GIBZKKHT4BOJ0GM8SGQM88
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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