• Short Summary

    BUDDHIST PRIESTS FROM ALL OVER LAOS ARRIVED AT THE ONG TU PAGODA IN VIENTIANE ON FRIDAY (JULY 24) TO TAKE PART IN THE ANNUAL SOUL CLEANSING CEREMONY.

  • Description

    BUDDHIST PRIESTS FROM ALL OVER LAOS ARRIVED AT THE ONG TU PAGODA IN VIENTIANE ON FRIDAY (JULY 24) TO TAKE PART IN THE ANNUAL SOUL CLEANSING CEREMONY.

    DURING THE CEREMONY, THE PRIESTS -- KNOWN AS BONZES -- MEDITATE AND LISTEN TO THE CONFESSIONS OF THE FAITHFUL WANTING TO MAKE THEIR PEACE WITH GOD.

    THE LAOTIANS BEARING GIFTS OF FOOD SIT CROSS-LEGGED ON THE FLOOR WHILE THE BONZES FILE PAST WITH THEIR BEGGING BOWLS TO RECEIVE OFFERINGS.

    THOSE PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY INCLUDED THE LAOTIAN DEPUTY PREMIER, PHOUMI NOSAVAN.

    THIS YEAR, THE BONZES ARE ALSO MEDITATING AND PRAYING IN THE ONG TU PAGODA FOR PEACE BETWEEN THE PATHET LAO AND THE NEUTRALISTS IN LAOS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD57ZYOF3ZH8W57M277FMGLI21
    Media URN:
    VLVAD57ZYOF3ZH8W57M277FMGLI21
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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