• Short Summary

    NEARLY ONE AND A HALF MILLION PEOPLE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) VISITED THE RELIGIOUS CENTRE OF HARDWAR ON THE RIVER GANGES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HINDU RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL OF ARDH KUMBH.

  • Description

    NEARLY ONE AND A HALF MILLION PEOPLE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) VISITED THE RELIGIOUS CENTRE OF HARDWAR ON THE RIVER GANGES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HINDU RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL OF ARDH KUMBH.

    MANY OF THE VISITORS WERE PILGRIMS FROM DISTANT PARTS OF INDIA MAKING AN ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY AREA OF HAR KI PAURI AT HARDWAR. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS HAD TO BE MADE TO HANDLE THE HUGE COLUMN OF PILGRIMS.

    THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE FESTIVAL OF ARDH KUMBH IS THE MASS BATHING IN THE GANGES, REGARDED AS SACRED BY THE HINDUS.

    THE BATHING CEREMONY SIGNIFIES THE PURIFICATION OF THE SOUL. THE PILGRIMS ALSO TAKE WATER FROM THE RIVER AS GIFTS TO FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.

    SEVERAL HUNDRED SADHUS, OR HINDU HOLY MEN, ATTENDED THE FESTIVITIES. THEY PERFORM SOME OF THE RELIGIOUS RITES ATTACHED TO ARDH KUMBH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9CU94GZGJOZFU5YWH94YI5IJK
    Media URN:
    VLVA9CU94GZGJOZFU5YWH94YI5IJK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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