• Short Summary

    IN KANDY, THE FAMOUS LAKE CITY OF CEYLON WHICH IS WELL KNOWN NOT ONLY AS A TOURIST RESORT FOR ITS HILLS, BUT ALSO AS THE CENTRE OF SINGHALESE CULTURE, CELEBRATED RECENTLY ITS ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE "TEMPLE OF TOOT" WHERE A TOOTH RELIC OF LORD BUDDHA IS ENSHRINED ON GOLDEN LOTUS.

  • Description

    IN KANDY, THE FAMOUS LAKE CITY OF CEYLON WHICH IS WELL KNOWN NOT ONLY AS A TOURIST RESORT FOR ITS HILLS, BUT ALSO AS THE CENTRE OF SINGHALESE CULTURE, CELEBRATED RECENTLY ITS ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE "TEMPLE OF TOOT" WHERE A TOOTH RELIC OF LORD BUDDHA IS ENSHRINED ON GOLDEN LOTUS.

    ELEPHANTS ARE THE CONSTANT AND POPULAR FEATURE OF ALL FESTIVITIES IN CEYLON. FOR THIS FESTIVAL THEY APPEARED FULLY DECORATED. THE LEADER OF THE GROUP THE ELEPHANT NAMED RAJA HAD THE HONOUR OF CARRYING ON ITS BACK THE RELIC OF THE TOOTH OF BUDDHA.

    KANDIAN DRUMMERS AND DANCERS WERE IN GREAT NUMBER AS THE PROCESSION WENT ROUND THE MAIN STREETS OF KANDY.

    THIS FESTIVAL HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST COLOURFUL AND IS POINTED OUT AS A "MUST" FOR THE TOURISTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEHF3TZL3JCO3X6JQFI5KNDV1W
    Media URN:
    VLVAEHF3TZL3JCO3X6JQFI5KNDV1W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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