• Short Summary

    The Hindu religious procession of Ram Navami, celebrating the birthday of the Hindu Lord Rama, wound through the streets of New Delhi on April 10 without the sectarian violence which had previously been feared.A strong and highly visible security presence maintained the peace throughout the annual event, and the musical instruments, floats and portrayals of Hindu deities lent a colourful and festive atmosphere to the pageant.Members of the armed forces, in traditional uniforms, joined the procession, with several of the military riding on gaudily-festooned elephants.The Monkey God Hanuman was represented as being on guard duty with Lord Rama, his brother Lakshman, and Lord Rama's wife Sita.The state authorities had been placed on full alert to counter anticipated disturbances arising from current Sikh-Hindu religious tensions, but no incidents were reported.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Marchers with drums, rhythm instruments, religious objects, military participants on elephants. (2 SHOTS)
    0.37

    2.
    GV PAN Mounted lancers.
    0.46

    3.
    SV Sikh musicians.
    0.56

    4.
    LV/CU Hindu Lord Rama, other deities on chariot. (6 SHOTS)
    1.17

    5.
    SV/CU Monkey God Hanuman on chariot. (2 SHOTS)
    1.33

    6.
    SV/LV PAN Other decorated chariots in procession.
    2.00




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    Background: The Hindu religious procession of Ram Navami, celebrating the birthday of the Hindu Lord Rama, wound through the streets of New Delhi on April 10 without the sectarian violence which had previously been feared.A strong and highly visible security presence maintained the peace throughout the annual event, and the musical instruments, floats and portrayals of Hindu deities lent a colourful and festive atmosphere to the pageant.Members of the armed forces, in traditional uniforms, joined the procession, with several of the military riding on gaudily-festooned elephants.The Monkey God Hanuman was represented as being on guard duty with Lord Rama, his brother Lakshman, and Lord Rama's wife Sita.The state authorities had been placed on full alert to counter anticipated disturbances arising from current Sikh-Hindu religious tensions, but no incidents were reported.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1T7WUZHK3OS1RVTPEVQTTHDB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1T7WUZHK3OS1RVTPEVQTTHDB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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