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Hinduism’s Greatest Festival (1932)



Full title reads: “Puri, E. Coast of India. Hinduism’s greatest Festival. 12,000 Pilgrims from all parts of the Country – come to pay tribute to the God Jagannath … ‘the Lord of the World.”

Puri, India.

High angle shot of large crowd. People appear to be moving out of a gateway.

Shots from within the crowd of Indian worshippers. Many of them are waving some strange kind of round banner.

Group of people play drums.

More high angle shots of the crowd. Some kind of symbol is being moved through the crowd. The effigy or symbol is hauled up onto a platform. Pan across crowd showing several crowded platforms.

Shots in the crowd show people moving to stand up – both men and women are there.

A massive wheeled platform (‘Juggernaut’) is being hauled along by people power. More shots of the moving platform on its journey.

(Natural sound track only – No commentary)
FILM ID:683.09

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