Film ID:
YFA 3431

BRADFORD COLLEGE COLLECTION SIKH TEMPLE DECORATIONS (PART 1)

1972

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Description

This film captures the celebrations at a Sikh Temple in Bradford, 1972. 

The film opens with a man seated behind a palki at the front of the room reading from a large, scripted book, the Adi Granth.  He is reading into a microphone so that everyone in the large temple can hear.  Those gathered for the ceremony are all seated on the floor.  Women and children are at the front of the room while the men of the congregation are seated at the back and around the sides of the room.  The room is completely full of worshipers, and there are many colourful ornaments which decorate the palki.  Next to the man seated behind the palki, another man gets up to speak into the microphone.  There are also two musicians seated in front of the congregation playing instruments; one is playing a drum and the other a small boxed keyboard.