• Short Summary

    THE HINDU FESTIVAL OF DURGA PUJA IS BEING CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT EAST PAKISTAN THIS YEAR. IN?

  • Description

    THE HINDU FESTIVAL OF DURGA PUJA IS BEING CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT EAST PAKISTAN THIS YEAR. IN HINDU MYTHOLOGY, THE GODDESS DURGA DESCENDS TO EARTH TO OVERCOME EVIL AND BRING PEACE.

    A GIRL PLAYS THE PART OF THE GODDESS AT THE CEREMONY. DRUMMERS AND DANCERS OPEN THE RITUAL AS THE GIRL, OR KUMARI AS SHE IS CALLED, ARRIVES AMID PRAYING WORSHIPPERS.

    ACCORDING TO LEGEND, THE GODDESS COMES TO EARTH HOLDING THE POWER OF PEACE AND WAR IN HER TEN HANDS. SHE IS SAID TO BE THE DAUGHTER OF GOD AND A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS CHOSEN TO ENACT THE ROLE IN THE CEREMONY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQX66IDAGBF7O7QGQ6LP60XJ4
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQX66IDAGBF7O7QGQ6LP60XJ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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