• Short Summary

    Hindus ward off the evil effects of a solar eclipse by bathing in the Holy Ganges.

  • Description

    River Ganges, India.

    GV. Pan, Indians assembling along the bank of the Ganges. SV. Man driving bullock cart arriving to Ganges. SV. People sitting outside tent with young men standing there. SV. Showing inside tent, heavily cloaked woman cooking something. GV. Sun in the distance and it is starting to go dark. Indians walking about in the river, & LV. LV. The eclipsed sun. GV. Mass of Indians on the bank and it is dark - water scenes. LV. People in the water. SV. People paddling, bathing, it is still dark. LV. Daylight. Indians throw water over some cattle standing knee deep, & SCU. SCU. Man wiping white line across his forehead as he sits on the bank. This is a wood paste after bath.

    (Orig.Neg.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    619.45
    Media URN:
    32437
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:57:00 / 01:55:48:00
    Canister:
    56/100

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