• Short Summary

    AN INCREASING NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THAILAND ARE MAKING PILGRIMAGES TO A MIRACLE POND IN RAJBURI PROVINCE, ABOUT 80 MILES WEST OF BANGKOK, FOR MIRACLE CURES.

  • Description

    AN INCREASING NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THAILAND ARE MAKING PILGRIMAGES TO A MIRACLE POND IN RAJBURI PROVINCE, ABOUT 80 MILES WEST OF BANGKOK, FOR MIRACLE CURES.

    THE POND WAS DISCOVERED EARLY LAST MONTH AND ITS WATER IS SAID TO HAVE QUALITIES OF THE WATER OF LOURDES IN FRANCE.

    TWO SPIRITS ARE SAID TO MAKE THE POND'S CURES POSSIBLE. THEY ARE LUANG HOO GOTAN AND LUANG POO UTHONG. IT IS CLAIMED THAT THE BLIND SEE AND THE LAME WALK AFTER BATHING IN IT.

    A SHRINE, DEDICATED TO THE TWO SPIRITS, HAS COLLECTED A THICK LAYER OF SOOT FROM BURNING JOSS-STICKS LIGHTED BY PILGRIMS. THE GRATEFUL BELIEVERS HAVE ALSO DONATED ABOUT GBP5,000 STERLING TO THE SHRINE.

    HEALTH AUTHORITIES RECENTLY STEPPED IN FOLLOWING REPORTS THAT PEOPLE SEEKING INTESTINAL CURES HAD DRUNK THE WATER AND CONTRACTED DYSENTERY OR DIARRHOEA. HOWEVER, WATER SAMPLES FROM THE POND WERE TESTED AND REVEALED NO HARMFUL BACTERIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7NI10C1YDSWTZ0LBGKKKDI3H8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NI10C1YDSWTZ0LBGKKKDI3H8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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