Description not available
CEYLON: GV People bathing themselves in ritual bath before ceremony, TSV Ditto, SV Man standing in front of Buddha's statue throwing something at it. GV Looking out over devotees praying to pay homage to the Buddha in Anuradhapura. Trees surrounding this ceremony began at 6 a.m. SV PAN From the high Priest Rev Dodampahala Kavidhaja Thero who leads the ceremony to people kneeling and bowing before him. SCU Man in robes with beard kneeling down with hands clasped, GV Crowd in meditation. GV Thuparama Dagaba Temple the earliest temple in Ceylon, GV Crowd in meditation this ceremony was from 8 a.m. GV PAN From flag decked street to the temple of the Tooth at Kandy this was at 3.30 p.m. GV Devotees going in and coming out of temple, GV Villagers in the village of Kelaniya leading procession along road with men playing drums and elephants following behind SV Men playing tom toms and bugle like instruments. SV Men following in procession pushing cart with a form of model temple on it, GV Procession with carts and elephant coming towards camera. GV Line of elephants following the procession with people behind.
Religion and Superstition; Sri Lanka
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved