• Short Summary

    Hordes of Indian Hindus take refuge in the protection of the holy river Ganges during an eclipse

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Eclipse Drives Thousands to Sacred Water Refuge

    INDIA: Ganges River:
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    GV massive crowd of Indians by river. (3 shots). Hindu hordes seek protection in holy river as "demon" hides face of sun.

    GV, SV men standing in river praying (3 shots).

    SV men in strange postures, their legs locked behind neck etc. (3 shots). Some of the India's famous "ascetics", holy men who torture themselves in fantastic ways to appease the wrath of Hindu Gods.

    GV, SV man hanging upside down on rope being swung backwards and forwards over fire.

    Man on bed of nails

    SV man crouching down counting his beads. (2 shots).

    superstition, religion, eclipse, ascetic, Hinduism, yoga, cultural, tradition, traditional, culture,
    Background: Hordes of Indian Hindus take refuge in the protection of the holy river Ganges during an eclipse

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA84M64YXFGI16DTJ60D2NAKNDJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA84M64YXFGI16DTJ60D2NAKNDJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1922
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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