• Short Summary

    Hindus crowd to the sacred Ganges for their annual ceremonial bathing.

  • Description

    Hardwar, India.

    TV. Massed crowds milling around the river Ganges' bank with bathers in the water. STV. Crowds jostling around a tower. SV. Crowds walking down the Har Ki Pauri - 'Steps of God' - some carrying babies and others stripping for the bathing ceremony. GV. Crowds being directed by a policeman. LV. Massed crowd of pilgrims coming down steps. SV. Pan, Sadhus, holy men with long matted hair - they are members of a particular sect. CV. Bearded holy man with circular paint marks on his chest, arms and some on his face. CV. Face of sad looking holy man who blows a puff of smoke from his mouth. SV. Holy man squatting on ground reading book. CV. The same man's face showing his flowing white whiskers and paint marks on his head. TV. Massed crowd on the river bank, some people on the bridge and others in the water. STV. The bathers. LTV. Bathers splashing about while the masses watch them from the bank.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title H.) (Used in AKC 477)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    583.08
    Media URN:
    31854
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:55:00 / 01:16:56:00
    Canister:
    56/32

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