• Short Summary

    IN INDIA, HINDUS HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING THE SACRED FESTIVAL OF DUSSEHRA. THE AUTUMN FESTIVAL ANNUALLY?

  • Description

    IN INDIA, HINDUS HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING THE SACRED FESTIVAL OF DUSSEHRA. THE AUTUMN FESTIVAL ANNUALLY MARKS THE TRIUMPH OF GOOD OVER EVIL. YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WAS THE LAST DAY OF THE 11 DAY CELEBRATION OF DUSSEHRA. TRADITIONALLY THERE WAS A DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS AT THE END OF THE FESTIVAL, WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MRS. INDIRA GANDHI.

    THROUGHOUT THE CELEBRATION SCENES FROM THE HINDI EPIC, RAMAYANA, ARE ENACTED. THE STORY TELLS HOW RAYANA, THE EVIL KING OF LANKA, WAS DEFEATED BY LORD RAMA WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE MONKEY GOD HANUMAN.

    HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF INDIANS WATCHED THE PROCESSION OF EFFIGIES WHICH INCLUDED THE EVIL KING RAVANA, AND SITA, THE WIFE OF LORD RAMA. ACCORDING TO THE HOLY BOOK RAVANA KIDNAPPED SITA. AT THE END OF THE PROCESSION RAVANA, HIS SON MEGHNATH AND BROTHER KUMBHARKARAN ARE TRADITIONALLY BURNED, WHILE A FIREWORK DISPLAY HEIGHTENS THE EFFECTS.

    MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, THE PRIME MINISTER, ATTENDED THE END OF THE FESTIVAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6Z84KZOEJO5WV6E9EVGQ23A62
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Z84KZOEJO5WV6E9EVGQ23A62
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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