Religious Rites Honoring Holy Martyrs

Religious Rites Honoring Holy Martyrs
Clip: 355028_1_1
Year Shot: 1957 (Actual Year)
Audio: Yes
Video: B/W
Tape Master: 1637
Original Film: 030-067-04
Location: India
Timecode: 00:36:24 - 00:36:54

In India, Moslems observe the day of Muharrum, commemorating martyrs of early holy wars. Ritual ends on note of fanaticism and flagellation. Thousands of Moslems gather and a parade of Elephants make their way through the crowd. MS Carrying of model temples and shrines through the streets. CUS - Young men with tree branches with leaves and an orgy of fulgurations where their backs become bloody.