• Short Summary

    ABOUT 50,000 PEOPLE, SINGING RELIGIOUS SONGS, WAITED AT GHAZIABAD NEAR DELHI YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO SEE THE EMERGENCE OF A HINDU HOLY MAN FROM A 40-DAY PENANCE IN AN AIRTIGHT SEALED PIT -- BUT THEY FOUND ONLY HIS DECOMPOSED BODY.

  • Description

    ABOUT 50,000 PEOPLE, SINGING RELIGIOUS SONGS, WAITED AT GHAZIABAD NEAR DELHI YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO SEE THE EMERGENCE OF A HINDU HOLY MAN FROM A 40-DAY PENANCE IN AN AIRTIGHT SEALED PIT -- BUT THEY FOUND ONLY HIS DECOMPOSED BODY.

    HUNDREDS OF DEVOUT HINDUS HAD FLOCKED TO PRAY ON THE SPOT SINCE THE HOLY MAN, GANGA PURIJI, WAS SEALED UNDER A LAYER OF PLANKS AND MUD ON JUNE 5.

    DISCIPLES HAD KEPT A 24-HOUR VIGIL AT THE SCENE.

    (DURING THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY A HOLY MAN, TO VINDICATE HIS CLAIMS, WAS BURIED FOR FORTY DAYS.HE CAME OUT ALIVE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAXCMJU5ZIVVWZGS35SN43TSS9
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXCMJU5ZIVVWZGS35SN43TSS9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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