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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Before i had used Nikon D90. My all friends have Nikon cam. but i want change something new in cam body. I was wish full frame body for photography & want to bought Nikon D 700. but reading many Reviwe about Canon i change my mind and decided to buy Canon 5D Mark II. So when i got my New Canon 5D Mark II Body and 24-70mm 2.8L lens i was shoot some test shot.
As a photographer, you work with light to produce quality pictures. The color, direction, quantity, and quality of the light you use determines how your subjects appear. In the studio, with artificial light sources, you can precisely control these four effects; however, most of the pictures you make are taken outdoors.
In photography available light or ambient light refers to any source of light that is not explicitly supplied by the photographer for the purpose of taking photos. The term usually refers to sources of light that are already available naturally e.g. the sun, moon, lightning or artificial light already being used e.g. to light a room. It generally excludes flashes, although arguably flash lighting provided by other photographers shooting simultaneously in the same space could be considered available light.
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.