HUGE PROCESSION OF HOLY MEN HELD IN ALLAHBAD DURING THE KUMBH MELA.
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n. pl. in·tros Informal
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Noun 1. :A huge procession of holy men held in India's northern city of Allahabad as part of a ritual celebrating "Maha khumbh" (Pitcher fair), one of the largest-ever gathering of human beings.
ALLAHABAD (JANUARY 10, 2001) (RTN-ACCESS ALL)
1. HOLY MEN RIDING ELEPHANTS IN A PROCESSION
2. HOLY MEN SITTING ON AN ELEPHANT
3. A HOLY MAN DANCING WITH A SWORD
4. CLOSE UP OF A DRUM BEING BEATEN
5. A MAN BEATING THE DRUM
6. ANOTHER MAN BEATING A DRUM
7. A "NAGA SADHU" (A NAKED SAGE) WALKING
8. A DECORATED HORSE
9. A SAGE SITTING ON THE HORSE
10. ANOTHER SAGE SMOKING "CHILAM" (A KIND OF DRUG)
11. THE SAGE SMOKING CHILAM WHILE SITTING ON A HORSE
12. CLOSE UP OF A MAN WATCHING THE PROCESSION WITH FOLDED HANDS "With Folded Hands" is a 1947 science fiction novelette by Jack Williamson (1908-2006). Willamson's influence for this story was in the aftermath of World War II and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and his concern that "some of the technological creations we had
13. LONG OF ANOTHER HOLY MAN SITTING ON ROOF OF A VAN WITH HIS DISCIPLES
14. CLOSE UP OF THE HOLY MAN
15. WOMEN STANDING IN SUPPLICATION
16. CLOSE UP OF A WOMAN STANDING IN SUPPLICATION
17. CLOSE UP OF A HOLY MAN
18. THE HOLY MAN SITTING ON A CHARIOT chariot, earliest and simplest type of carriage and the chief vehicle of many ancient peoples. The chariot was known among the Babylonians before the introduction of horses c.2000 B.C. and was first drawn by asses. The chariot and horse introduced into Egypt c.1700 B.
19. MORE HOLY MAN PARTICIPATING IN THE PROCESSION
20. CLOSE UP OF A HOLY MAN WEARING GARLANDS
21. A MAN BEATING A DRUM
22. CLOSE UP OF A HOLY WOMAN
23. THE HOLY WOMAN WITH OTHER HOLY MEN
24. CLOSE UP OF A SAGE SITTING ON A CHARIOT
25. A FOREIGNER Foreigner
All institutions and individuals living outside the United States, including US citizens living abroad, and branches, subsidiaries, and other affiliates abroad of US banks and business concerns; also central governments, central banks, and other official institutions of STANDING WITH FOLDED HANDS
26. FOREIGNERS LOOKING AT THE PROCESSION
27. HOLY MEN WALKING
28. CLOSE UP OF A HOLY MAN
29. SAGES SITTING ON HORSES
30. LONG OF THE PROCESSION
31. THE PROCESSION MOVING
32. PEOPLE SITTING ON A MOVING VEHICLE
33. ARMY PERSONNEL STANDING
34. LONG OF THE PROCESSION
35. A MAN PICKING UP SOIL FROM WHERE THE PROCESSION PASSED
36. PEOPLE BOWING THEIR HEADS ON THE ROAD
37. (SOUNDBITE) (English) A FOREIGN TOURIST SAYING: "This is the largest gathering of umanity at one spot and though I am not a Hindu, I have great respect for Hindu faith and I thought hat I should be here. I am a Christian, so I am here with my Hindu brothers and sisters to experience the mela."
38. TRUMPETS BLOWING
39. MEN BLOWING THE TRUMPETS
40. CLOSE UP OF A HOLY MAN
41. HOLY MEN WALKING IN THE PROCESSION
42. HOLY MAN SITTING ON AN ELEPHANT
43. A CHILD, SITTING ON HIS FATHER'S SHOULDERS, WATCHING
44. MUSICIANS PRECEDING THE PROCESSION
45. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) A HINDU SAGE SAYING: "Kumbh mela Kumbh Mela (Devanagari: कुम्भ मेला) is a Hindu pilgrimage that occurs four times every twelve years and rotates among four locations: Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik. (pitcher fair) symbolise our ultural heritage. It helps Hindus better acquainted with their culture and tradition. So every system that goes into the fair's arrangement counts."
46. A SWORD-HOLDING HOLY MAN PRECEDING THE PROCESSION
47. CLOSE UP OF THE MAN
48. CLOSE UP OF HIS SWORD
49. HOLY MEN WALKING
50. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) ANOTHER HINDU SAGE SAYING: "The sages and holy men have lways commanded respect since ancient times. They were patronised Adj. 1. patronised - having patronage or clients; "street full of flourishing well-patronized shops"
patronized by kings and rulers. Today's chariot procession is part of that tradition. Considering the loss of faith in modern age the procession is an attempt to revive the old value system.
51. MODEL OF A "KUMBH" OR HUGE PITCHER ON A VEHICLE
52. THE PROCESSION MOVING
STORY: A huge procession of holy men was held in India's northern city of Allahabad on Wednesday (January 10) as part of a ritual celebrating "Maha khumbh" (Pitcher fair), one of the largest-ever gathering of human beings.
Led by elephants, the procession of at least 5,000 fabulously decorated disciples, brass bands and admirers snaked for two km (1.25 miles) along the road leading down to the sangam For other uses of Sangam see Sangam (disambiguation).
Sangams were Tamil academies, which according to Tamil legends, enabled poets and authors to gather periodically to publish their work.. , or confluence confluence /con·flu·ence/ (kon´floo-ins)
1. a running together; a meeting of streams.con´fluent
2. in embryology, the flowing of cells, a component process of gastrulation. of rivers.
The most revered sadhus are the Nagas, or unclothed, dreadlocked ascetics, many of whom live in remote caves and forests surviving on herbs and roots.
Rival brotherhoods of sadhus have been known to clash at melas, particularly over who will take the plunge into the river first on auspicious aus·pi·cious
1. Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious: an auspicious time to ask for a raise in salary. See Synonyms at favorable.
2. Marked by success; prosperous. days.
More than 20,000 police personnel, including forces from outside the state, have been deployed in the festival area, which stretches across some 1,396 hectares of flood plain.
Hundreds of people from around the globe have descended on the holy Hindu city of Allahabad, drawn by devotion and curiosity to what has been billed as the largest-ever gathering of human beings.
Americans and Europeans, many of them ardent followers followers
see dairy herd. of sages, seers Seers is the plural of Seer
Seers may refer to:
"This is the largest gathering of humanity at one spot and though I am not a Hindu, I have great respect for Hindu faith and I thought that I should be here. I am a Christian, so I am here with my Hindu brothers and sisters to experience the mela," said a foreign tourist.
Some of the foreigners around Allahabad are backpackers who happened to find themselves in India t the right time.
Others have made a special pilgrimage to wash away their sins, end the cycle of reincarnation cycle of reincarnation - A term coined by Ivan Sutherland ca. 1970 to refer to a well-known effect whereby function in a computing system family is migrated out to special-purpose peripheral hardware for speed, then the peripheral evolves toward more computing power as it does its on this earth and speed their way to nirvana, or the after-life.
The procession is seen as symbolising Noun 1. symbolising - the act of representing something with a symbol
figuration - representing figuratively as by emblem or allegory the Hindu culture.
"Kumbh mela (pitcher fair) symbolise our cultural heritage. It helps Hindus better acquainted with their culture and tradition. So every system that goes into the fair's arrangement counts," said a Hindu sage.
Another sage said: "The sages and holy men have always commanded respect since ancient times. They were patronised by kings and rulers. Today's chariot procession is part of that tradition. Considering the loss of faith in modern age the procession is an attempt to revive the old value system."
Officials at the Mela, which takes place in the northern Indian city of Allahabad once every 12 years, said up to three million people had taken a dip on Tuesday as a vast township of riverside tents sprung to life.
The next big "bathing day" falls on January 14 when, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Hindu astrology astrology, form of divination based on the theory that the movements of the celestial bodies—the stars, the planets, the sun, and the moon—influence human affairs and determine the course of events. , the Sun enters the Capricorn constellation. It could draw at least five million devotees and will be the first severe test for security and crowd control arrangements.
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