• Short Summary

    One of the most boisterous of Indian festivals, Holi, was recently celebrated in Mathura, the home town of Lord Krishna.

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    GV Nand Baba Temple
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    2.
    GV Religious ceremony -- women chasing men down street
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    3.
    GV Women hitting men with batons and men defending with shields (3 shots)
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    (On the following day) GV Devotees throwing coloured powder onto procession in street (2 shots)
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    GV Procession along street with men's shirts ripped and men being whipped by women (6 shots)
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    GV Men throwing coloured water at women
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    7.
    GV PAN Procession
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    Initials CL/1834



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: One of the most boisterous of Indian festivals, Holi, was recently celebrated in Mathura, the home town of Lord Krishna.

    Devotees from various parts of the world joined the locals in their colourful celebrations.

    Fun and gaiety characterise the spring festival when Indian women evidently cast off their meekness and chase their men around, rip off their shirts and whip them with batons.

    This tradition was handed down since the birth of the festival from the women of the Barsana village which is 26 miles (42 kilometres) from Mathura -- the legendary home of Radha, consort of Lord Krishna.

    The women formed groups and went out to challenge men who warden them off with coloured powder and coloured water. This is still practised.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD7NTCTMZVOPBVQPTX5HIZ8WGB
    Media URN:
    VLVAD7NTCTMZVOPBVQPTX5HIZ8WGB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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