• Short Summary

    Mass wedding ceremony held for sect of Indian Sikhs.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "India. 100 'Kukas' Wed Together'.

    Bhaini Sahab, India. Mass wedding of sect of Indian Sikhs.

    GV Showing tents at Bhaini Sahab where people are gathering for the mass wedding. SV People walking past camera. GV Masses of bikes. GV Crowds gathered round the canopy under which the service will take place. SV The religious head of the Namdhari Satguru Jagjit Singh. CU Ditto. SV Grooms being prepared for the wedding ceremony. CU Ditto. SV A Priest moving along line of seated bridegrooms chanting in their ears. CU Ditto. SV Priests chanting scriptures. CU Ditto. SV Brides and Bridegrooms bowing down in front of the Satguru paying homage and offering money. SV Ditto. SV Brides arriving to take their places beside their grooms. CU Girl sitting down beside boy. SV Pan. The Brides and Grooms seated. CU One of the couples. CU One of the Brides. SV Group of couples. CU Bride and Groom. CU Priest sprinkling Amrat on Bridegrooms head. CU Fire pan up to show the couples walking round the fire in a circle when they have done this four times the marriage service is complete. Their garments are tied together as a significant bond. SV Couples walking round. CU Ditto showing the tied garments. SV Priests chanting. CU Ditto. SV Couples walking round in circles.

    (Pathe Neg.)

    Cataloguer's Note: Old record suggests that the Kukas are an ascetic Indian sect of Sikhs- MD.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:41:00 / 01:27:13:00

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