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HUGE PROCESSION OF HOLY MEN HELD IN ALLAHBAD DURING THE KUMBH MELA.



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INTRO in·tro  
n. pl. in·tros Informal
An introduction.


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Noun

pl -tros Informal short for introduction

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.

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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.[1].
, 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  
adj.
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:
  • Dudley Seers (1920-1983), formerly a British economist
 and yogis, were among the estimated 2.5 million pilgrims who took a dip at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers on the first day of the Maha Kumbh Mela (Grand Pitcher Festival).

"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
symbolizing

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
prep.
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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