• Short Summary

    PILGRIMS FROM ALL OVER INDIA POURED INTO THE HOLY AREA OF KURUKSHETRA THIS WEEK TO BATHE IN THE KURUKSHETRA RIVER DURING YESTERDAY'S (FRIDAY'S) SOLAR ECLIPSE.

  • Description

    PILGRIMS FROM ALL OVER INDIA POURED INTO THE HOLY AREA OF KURUKSHETRA THIS WEEK TO BATHE IN THE KURUKSHETRA RIVER DURING YESTERDAY'S (FRIDAY'S) SOLAR ECLIPSE. LEGEND HAS IT THAT KURUKSHETRA IS VISITED BY THE GODS DURING ECLIPSES.

    IN THE HINDU SCRIPTURES, KURUKSHETRA IS DESCRIBED AS "THE LAND OF RIGHTEOUSNESS", AND ANYONE WHO DIES THERE IS SAID TO AUTOMATICALLY BE FORGIVEN OF THEIR SINS AND ALLOWED INTO HEAVEN. THE LAND IS SAID TO HAVE BECOME HOLY AFTER A FEW DROPS OF AMRIT -- A DRINK IMPARTING IMMORTALITY -- WAS ACCIDENTALLY DROPPED ON KURUKSHETRA BY THE GODDESS INDRA.

    THE PILGRIMS TO KURUKSHETRA, INCLUDING MANY SADHUS, OR HOLY MEN, ATTEND A SOLAR ECLIPSE FESTIVAL BELIEVED TO DATE BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6Z2577KJT9PU5DXNDW08R343U
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Z2577KJT9PU5DXNDW08R343U
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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