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  • Short Summary

    Thousands of people from all over India flock to see the Juggernaut in the Hindu ancient sacred rite.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "The Juggernaut - From all over the Indian Continent come pilgrims to take part in Hindu's ancient sacred rite."

    Puri, India.

    M/Ss show huge crowds of people gathered around some temples with balconies; the people wave decorated banners or fans; it seems to be raining as most carry umbrellas. High angle L/S shows two elephants walking through the middle of the crowd. L/S shows a huge ornate shrine on a float moving towards us through the throngs - this must be the Juggernaut; a closer shot shows the float being pulled along by men.

    Intertitle reads: "Guards now prevent frenzied fanatics from throwing themselves under its wheels."
    M/Ss of the Juggernaut being guided through the crowds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    724.01
    Media URN:
    34741
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:01:49:00
    Canister:
    G 1494

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