Varanasi, the holy city of India, is also known by the name of Kashi and Benaras. Kashi, the city of Moksha for Hindus since centuries. In Hinduism it is believed that those who die and are cremated here get an instant gateway to liberation from the cycle of births and re-births. Varanasi is the oldest city of the world. Varanasi is more than 3000 years old and is famous as the city of temples. In Varanasi, there are temples at every few paces.
The holy city of Pushkar is located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, India. Pushkar is one of the five sacred dhams or pilgrimage sites for devout Hindus. One of the oldest cities of India. Pushkar lies on the shore of the sacred Pushkar Lake. The sacred waters of the Pushkar lake are considered at par with the waters of the Mansarovar lake situated on way to Mount Kailash the abode of Shiva.
Nagpur is the largest city in central India and the winter capital of the state of Maharashtra. It is a fast growing metropolis and is the third most populous city in Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune, and also one of the country’s most industrialized cities. With a population of 2,405,421, Nagpur is the 13th most populous city and 13th largest urban agglomeration in India. It is the 154th largest agglomeration and 164th largest contiguous urban areas in the world.
Nagpur is the seat of the annual winter session of the Maharashtra state assembly, “Vidhan Sabha”. Nagpur is a major commercial and political center of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. In addition, the city derives political importance from being the headquarters for the Hindu nationalist organisation RSS and an important location for the Dalit Buddhist movement.
KUMBH MELA is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. It is the world’s largest religious gathering, with 80 million people expected in 2013. It is held every third year at one of the four places by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayag), Nasik and Ujjain. Thus the Kumbh Mela is held at each of these four places every twelfth year. Ardh (“Half”) Kumbh Mela is held at only two places, Haridwar and Allahabad, every sixth year. The rivers at these four places are: the Ganges (Ganga) at Haridwar, the confluence (Sangam) of the Ganges and the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Allahabad, the Godawari at Nasik, and the Shipra at Ujjain.
I wish a happy and prosperous new year to all my friends. I pray to the God Ganesha to fulfill all your dreams and desires and give you and your family good health and lot of wealth year ahead. 2012 की विदाई हो गई. नया साल आ गया .आप सभी को नववर्ष की हार्दिक शुभकामनाये. […]
Theyyam, also known as Kalyattom, is an age-old socioreligious ceremony of Kerala State. As the name suggests, Kaliyattaom is sacred dance performed for Goddess Kali ( Gaoddess Shakti): it is sometimes called Theyyattom since every thera (village) is bound to perform it.
This is my first image which published in newspaper” TIMES OF INDIA’. On Friday I got a call from Delhi. Called from Times of India newspaper office. They wanted this image for their article which will published on Varkari folk. After publishing they has sent me copy of Newspaper. This copy is presented here. It’s […]
In previous post i was presented some images about Anand Sagar garden at Shegaon and this time i want to present some new images.You will always be adhered new experience will enjoy the Sea Garden.Garden photography was a fun experience.
In previous post i was posted about Varkari (Devotee) of Dhapewada village. and this post i am posting more images that story. If you don’t know about Varkari so The Varkari movement includes the worship of Krishna in the form of Vithoba and a duty-based approach towards life emphasising, moral behavior and strict avoidance of alcohol and tobacco, strict vegetarian diet and fasting on Ekadashi day (twice a month), self-restraint (brahmacharya) during student life, equality and humanity for all rejecting discrimination based on caste or wealth, the reading of holy books by all castes, the reading of the Haripath every day and regular bhajan and kirtan.
Some 38 km near from Nagpur city is The Dhapewada Village. This Village is situated on the banks of the Chandrabhaga river. A noteworthy future of village is Temple of The Vithoba which overlooks the river. Dhapewada is also known as Pandharpur of Vidharbha. Every year the day of Guru Purnima devotees come here for darshan of Lord Vithoba. Devotees known here name of Varkari. All Devotees come near villages and small town’s.
Today i get great information from my friend Christina. She inform my kid image select TOP 8 Kids image on Getty images top 8. This is great achievement for me. i am very happy today. Thanks Christina for Inform me and send me image which show here. My kid image show here in big size. […]
The word “Rabari” basically means the “outsiders”. This is because of the traditional trade they used to do in times past. The Rabari’s main business used to be raising cattle, camels and goats; for some traditional-minded families this is still the case. However, the new generation is slowly moving away from this way of life.
Last week i was in Ambhora. Ambhora is Shrine near Nagpur city, There is the temple of Lord Shiva. The pilgrims come to visit the temple of Lord Shiva.
Photo shoot of fire light is so difficult. Need of fast lens like 2.8, 1.8, high ISO. But you do not get result. Very high ISO give you unwanted noise. Fire light require long exposure/low shutter speed. But result is blurring. Above Image is example of shoot. result is not proper.
One day i got an email from Suzanne Lefebvre. She is painter from Canada. She want image of Sandesh for oil canvas painting. Sandesh is my small son & he is so cute. Suzanne like his expression very much
This shot was taken in Ramtek during my Ramtek Photo Shoot near Main gate of Gadamandir i mean Temple of God Ram. Ramtek is very popular place near Nagpur city. This place is also famous for its relation with Great poet Kalidasa. Kalidasa has written Meghdootum in hills of Ramtek I have many shot from […]
Last week i was so busy. because i had received invitation from Getty images. so i have setting up my Getty account. and upload image’s which they want for selling. my Getty image;s account is opened and i am became a official Contributor for Getty Image’s.
Today I received an invitation from Getty Image. I was very happy and share this good news with you…. Hi Vinod Khapekar, Flickr has partnered with the fabulous Getty Images to offer an invitation-only service for Flickr members to license their photos for commercial use. The Getty Images team has noticed your work on Flickr, […]
It’s always refreshing and comforting to see smiles & laughter from anyone. It’s dose not matter where this laughter has come from. It is always a sight to behold.
The Ganesh Utsav is Festival of India especially state of Maharastra. The Ganesh is Daivat ( god) of Maharastrian people. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in almost each and every household of Maharashtra, with great faith and belief, for around ten days. The celebrations take place at both individual and community level. Huge pendals are set up and the idol of Ganesha is worshipped by the entire community together, with pomp and show.
The Ajanta Caves are a series of 29 Buddhist cave temples in Ajanta, India, some of which date from the 2nd century BC. Encompassing both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions, the Ajanta caves preserve some of the best masterpieces of Buddhist art in India. Many visitors explore the Ajanta Caves in conjunction with the nearby Ellora Cave’s.
As you know people photography is my favorite subject. My main focus on that mean when i have journey for photography project. i have some people photo’s during my Satpuda hill station journey. Top photo Of Mr. Tulsi Shahu, form Pepariya (Madhyapradesh State). Tulasi is a tea maker.
Foggy weather has the tendency to make some people feeling gloomy and depressed. That’s ok, since photographing in the fog often results in amazing moody images with an unreal painting-like softness. It might seem a bit tricky at first to overcome the overall flatness of the scene.
The People photography is lovely subject and i love so much people photography. Photographs of people can be simply categorised into two groups: portraits and environmental portraits. Portraits are close-up studies of a subject’s face.