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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 older citizen portraiture is so interesting subject in Portrait photography. I am also like older citizen portrait. That is very good to capture for there face expression ,mood, wrinkle of skin, light in eye’s, other many think they have for photography. i always shoot of older citizen. for shoot i have communicate with people always. without communication you do not work with people.
Unlike other pilgrimage centres, devotees here can perform puja or abhishek or other religious rituals themselves.
One of the unique aspects of the village Shiganapur is that houses here have no door- frames or locks on them for safety. They are in fact not needed. The people here believe that it is the benediction of the god that no crime ever occurs in this village.
When we are in journey we have many experience especially in pilgrim. last week i was going to Shegaon. The Shegaon is famous for saint Shri Gajanan Maharaj. In shegaon burial site of saint Gajanan Maharaj.
Anand Sagar area is developed by Shri Gajanan Maharaj Mandir Trust on about 350 acres of land as Spiritual as well as entertainment center for devotees coming to Shegaon.It has all facilities to make children play & enjoy. There is a good facility of dining at economical rates. There is a “Light & Music” show daily in the evening in open theatre. Also a very nicely displayed & arranged “Acquarium”.It can be planned as a one day picnic with a spiritual exposure. There is also a mini train journe.