• 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

    1.
    GV CROWDS AROUND BURIAL SPOT.
    0.05

    2.
    SV MEN DIGGING FOR THE BODY.
    0.09

    3.
    CU DITTO.
    0.12

    4.
    LV PEOPLE SINGING AND CHANTING.
    0.16

    5.
    CU TWO WOMEN.
    0.19

    6.
    SV WOMAN PRAYS.
    0.22

    7.
    SV MEN PLAYING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.
    0.25

    8.
    SV MAN PLAYING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.
    0.29

    9.
    LV CROWD AROUND.
    0.33

    10.
    LV.PAN..POLICE TRYING TO CONTROL CROWDS.
    0.38

    11.
    SV MEN ABOUT TO REMOVE BODY.
    0.42

    12.
    SV BODY COVERED ON GROUND.
    0.47

    13.
    SV PEOPLE WATCH.
    0.50

    14.
    SV MEN DIGGING ANOTHER SPOT WHERE BODY WILL BE BURIED.
    0.54

    15.
    GV DITTO.
    0.58



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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