• Short Summary

    EVERY YEAR THOUSANDS OF GOATS FROM TIBET AND NORTHERN NEPAL ARE DRIVEN OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES TO KATMANDU, FOR SACRIFICE DURING THE HINDU FESTIVAL OF DUSSERA.

  • Description

    EVERY YEAR THOUSANDS OF GOATS FROM TIBET AND NORTHERN NEPAL ARE DRIVEN OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES TO KATMANDU, FOR SACRIFICE DURING THE HINDU FESTIVAL OF DUSSERA.

    ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY (OCTOBER 26 AND 27) CROWDS GATHERED IN KATMANDU TO AWAIT THE ARRIVAL OF THE GREAT FLOCK. THEY INCLUDED OFFICIAL FROM THE MISSION OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC IN KATMANDU AND MEMBERS OF THE TEAM BUILDING THE KATMANDU -- LHASA HIGHWAY. OTHERS IN THE CROWD INCLUDED BUYERS, WHO, IT'S REPORTED, WERE PREPARED TO PAY FOR THE ANIMALS IN GRAIN OR MONEY, AND SOLDIERS OF THE ROYAL ARMY. (THE DUSSERA IS A STATE FESTIVAL, WITH SOLDIERS CARRYING OUT THE SACRIFICES).

    BUT THIS YEAR THEY WERE ON A SMALLER SCALE THAN USUAL -- FOR DESPITE THE NEPALESE GOVERNMENT'S REQUEST FOR THE CUSTOMARY 16,000 ANIMALS -- ONLY AN ESTIMATED 1,000 ARRIVED.

    (DUSSERA IS AN ANNUAL FESTIVAL, WHICH MARKS THE VICTORY OF THE GOD RAM OVER RAVEN -- POPULARLY KNOWN AS THE VICTORY OF VIRTUE OVER SIN.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAED0R080IBS89OS3ZXYQLJD0N2
    Media URN:
    VLVAED0R080IBS89OS3ZXYQLJD0N2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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