The Kumbh festival in New Delhi, India - Colour.
This footage is in colour.
New Delhi, India.
MS. Indian Sadhu (holy man) with painted face and body laid on ground in - what looks like - trance. CU. His face, pan down his body with pile of coins on his stomach. Various shots of the Indians taking bath in the Ganges, holy river, during the Kumbh religious festival. Good shot of elderly man sitting on bank, reading, possibly praying. Various shots of mass crowd lining the banks of the river, taking bath etc. People on bridge and around the temple, mass crowd in and around the water. Colourful close up shots of the men and women walking around. Some good close up shots of the people sitting down, preparing food in the open and eating, holy men with painted faces and beards praying etc. Crowd lining streets looking at festival procession, dancers, heavily decorated elephants, cars, etc. People praying on side of road. More shots of mass crowd, procession, elephants, holy men, women praying etc. Naked and almost naked Sadhus (wearing only cloth around genitals) are seen in procession holding hands. More shots of the people bathing in the Ganges. More shots of the mass crowds and procession.
Date found in the old record - 12/04/1962.