• Short Summary

    A FIRE-WALKING CEREMONY WATCHED BY THOUSAND OF PEOPLE, BROUGHT TO AN END THE NINE-DAY CHINESE FESTIVAL HELD AT THE NINE EMPEROR GOD TEMPLE IN KUALA LUMPUR, THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL, ON OCTOBER 25.

  • Description

    A FIRE-WALKING CEREMONY WATCHED BY THOUSAND OF PEOPLE, BROUGHT TO AN END THE NINE-DAY CHINESE FESTIVAL HELD AT THE NINE EMPEROR GOD TEMPLE IN KUALA LUMPUR, THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL, ON OCTOBER 25.

    THOUSANDS OF DEVOTEES FROM ALL OVER MALAYA, CAME TO THIS TEMPLE TO PRAY TO THE NINE EMPEROR GOD WHOSE BIRTHDAY WAS CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT THE MALAYSIAN TERRITORIES BY THE CHINESE POPULATION.

    CHINESE MEDIUMS BRANDISHING SPEARS AND HOLDING MAGIC RINGS, REPRESENTING THE BABY GOD "LO CHA", WALKED ON A BRIDGE OF 45 BLADES.

    MANY PALANQUIN CARRIERS JOINED IN THE CROSSING OVER THE BED OF GLOWING EMBERS, FOLLOWED BY SOME STAUNCH DEVOTEES. BEFORE DOING THIS, DEVOTEES ABSTAINED FOR NINE DAYS TAKING ONLY VEGETABLE FOOD AND WATER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAYLD46YGH9N6QUW97HF7UZLQF
    Media URN:
    VLVAYLD46YGH9N6QUW97HF7UZLQF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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