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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sai Baba mandir in Shirdi is active and every day worship of Sai is conducted in it. Pilgrims visit Shirdi every day. Shirdi Baba is especially revered and worshipped in the state of Maharashtra and in Gujarat. A religious organisation of Sai Baba’s devotees called the ShriSaibaba Sansthan Trust is based there.