• Short Summary

    The Gomateswara Festival takes place in Sravanabelagola, India.

  • Description

    No title - Gomateswara Festival in India.

    M/S the statue of Bahubali the Jain saint. Various shots of crowds of men and women arriving for festival in the village Sravanabelagola. Various shots crowds climbing hill outside village to witness festival. M/S pan old woman being carried in improvised palanquin. L/S crowds gathered. High angle shot people in square. Various shots of the pots called Kalasas which were auctioned, pan up to people sat by them in a square. M/S Jainists holding the Kalasas.

    Various shots as they climb the structure to pour holy water on the head of the statue. C/U woman praying. M/S pouring more water. M/S people climbing up to be near top of statue. Various shots as water is poured out. M/S Chief Priest watching. M/S helicopter dropping flowers on statue. M/S's people watching and catching the blooms. M/S as statue is anointed with rice, almonds and cloves. Various shots as milk is poured on statue. M/S's of the liquid running down face, body and feet. L/S of the statue.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:28:00 / 01:21:41:00

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