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  • Short Summary

    Pilgrims bathing in the water of the River Ganges at Benares, India.

  • Description

    Benares (aka Varanasi), India.

    Title: "Throngs of Pilgrims bathe in magic waters of the Ganges in accordance with ancient religious rites".

    High angled shot of steps leading down to the River Ganges, people of Indian origin sit on the steps and bathe their clothes and their bodies in the muddy water. Various M/Ss of the steps; most of the bathers appear to be men and boys wearing nothing but sarongs. L/S of a temple with steps leading down to the river. M/S of people sitting on the steps of the temple and bathing in the water. M/S of a group of men and boys standing on the steps, looking curiously at the camera.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    486.02
    Media URN:
    25644
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:43:00 / 01:02:42:00
    Canister:
    G 1282

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