• Short Summary

    Hindu pilgrims gather at Kurukshetra and bathe in the river during solar eclipse. India.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Eclipse ceremony.

    Hindus make pilgrimage and bathe in Holy Waters during sun's eclipse. Kurukshetra, India.

    L/S Temple of Lord Krishna, pan down to show arrival of large number of pilgrims, making their way to the riverbank. Various shots of the pilgrims, women with babies, others carrying bedding on their heads etc. M/S large crowd of pilgrims going past camera. C/U of an old pilgrim. C/U of a person dressed up like Goddess Kali, pan down to bowl they are holding. C/U of very old woman bent with age walking with the pilgrims.

    Various shots of a Sadhu offering prayers. Various shots pilgrims by edge of river. Travelling shot past pilgrims at water's edge, some are bathing in the water. L/S of the sun three-quarters eclipsed. M/S more people bathing at the river's edge. M/S crowd of more pilgrims on bank, pan to beggars sitting on the side of the road. C/U of beggars. C/U one of the pilgrims with long hair and beard. C/U another pilgrim. C/U pilgrim with painted marks on face. L/S pilgrims at river.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:08:00 / 01:10:42:00

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