• Short Summary

    Hindus hold massive religious ceremony to mark eclipse of the sun.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Helping Hand For The Sun".

    India. A Solar Eclipse marks a large Hindu religious ceremony.

    GV Pilgrims on their way to Kurukshetra to bathe in Holy waters. GV Pilgrims massed at the holy tank. LV Pilgrims on their way to the tank. SV Women carrying children. GV Pilgrims bathing as the eclipse of the sun begins. LV Solar Eclipse. SV Sadhu standing waist deep in water and offering water to the sun. GV Pilgrims bathing in holy water. SV Group of Sadhus (holy men) praying waist deep in water. GV Masses of pilgrims at the holy tank. LV Pilgrims squatting on ground. CU Warrior Sadhu "Nehang Singh". He is carrying all weapons of war and defence, pan from weapons to head gear where many articles of defence are fixed. SV Sadhu twisting rope-like hair, which is very long, into a bun, pan to another Sadhu whose hair is already in a bun. CU Sadhu with hair in a bun. LS Group of beggars squatting on roadside. CU Sadhu painting forehead with paste in design of the sect to which he belongs. CU Sadhu applying powder- substance to his face and hair.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:06:00 / 01:45:13:00

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