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Tolabar at GSB Seva Mandal

Tolabar at GSB Seva Mandal

Tolabar at GSB Seva Mandal, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 91,773 items / 556,646 views

He is weighed on the scales his weight equivalent to his offerings coconuts or ladoos or prasadam is given to Lord Ganesha.

This ritual is known as Tolabar.. children, men women , husband and wife pair are weighed thus..

Arti at Bandra Bazar Ganpati Pandal

Arti at Bandra Bazar Ganpati Pandal, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 91,667 items / 556,047 views

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aarti

Aarti (Hindi आरती), also spelled ãrti, arathi, aarthi, ãrati or arthi is a Hindu ritual, in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor is offered to one or more deities. Aartis also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when offering of lamps is being offered.

Aarti is said to have descended from the Vedic concept of fire rituals, or homa. The word may also refer to the traditional Hindu devotional song that is sung during the ritual. Aarti is performed and sung to develop the highest love for God. "Aa" means "towards or to", and "rati" means "right or virtue" in Sanskrit.

Aarti is generally performed one to five times daily, and usually at the end of a puja or bhajan session. It is performed during almost all Hindu ceremonies and occasions. It involves the circulating of…

Ramadhan Mubarak to All My Muslim Friends and WellWishers

Ramadhan Mubarak to All My Muslim Friends and WellWishers, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. A message from a Fan and well wisher

am khan said:

Asalamu Alaykum and Ramadan Mubarak!
Thanks again for all the touching and truthful photography you've done over the years. I'm a huge fan of your work and will continue to appreciate and share your artistry with my friends and loved ones.
Have a blessed Ramadan brother!
A M Khan

A PROTEST

A PROTEST, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 91,555 items / 555,731


I lock up my comment box forever

and wont be commenting here at flickr

forever from this day onwards

this is a protest for enabling

of comment moderation..

take care nothing personal

Walking a Tightrope on the Internet

Walking a Tightrope on the Internet, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 91,566 items / 555,737 views

I just began my 7 th fast of Ramzan.

I was deeply touched by the human aspect of spirituality at GSB Seva Mandal of the GSB Lord Ganesha - a moment in humility that touched everyone including me.

Their was genuine concern each one connecting with the other folded hands joined in peace and brotherhood.

Life is a very short journey, keeping ill will harboring evil thoughts for trivial issues is not humanity at all.


This morning I have decided to stop commenting on peoples posts, a slight misunderstood comment you have lost a friend and his friendship.

I hope Glenn angel Teresa understand this in spirit, whether your comment on my post or dont I will not be commenting at all..neither prose nor pedestrian poetry.

I lost the goodwill of a friend when she misread my comment and gave me shit as though I was her husband or something.

So this is my new resolution once and for all.

I li…

Walking a Tightrope on the Internet

Walking a Tightrope on the Internet, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 91,566 items / 555,737 views

I just began my 7 th fast of Ramzan.

I was deeply touched by the human aspect of spirituality at GSB Seva Mandal of the GSB Lord Ganesha - a moment in humility that touched everyone including me.

Their was genuine concern each one connecting with the other folded hands joined in peace and brotherhood.

Life is a very short journey, keeping ill will harboring evil thoughts for trivial issues is not humanity at all.


This morning I have decided to stop commenting on peoples posts, a slight misunderstood comment you have lost a friend and his friendship.

I hope Glenn angel Teresa understand this in spirit, whether your comment on my post or dont I will not be commenting at all..neither prose nor pedestrian poetry.

I lost the goodwill of a friend when she misread my comment and gave me shit as though I was her husband or something.

So this is my new resolution once and for all.

I li…

Photo Blogging The Soul of Humanity

Photo Blogging The Soul of Humanity, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 91,451 items / 555,354 views

I had a request for contact add on here at Flickr , but as the profile was incomplete I wrote to the person that I dont add people without valid profile here or at Facebook..

So he wrote back I have withheld his name to respect his privacy.

Oh well. First of Thanks a lot for clicking such wonderful pictures around India especially Bombay. I can stay in touch with my Bombay roots via these pics sitting here in USA.

I am big fan of the Bombay Ganesh Utsavs. And you provide me with the best view of them every year. Specially the King Circle GSB Ganpati. My last name is K and i belong to the GSB community. And thats the ganpati i used to visit when i was young. Thanks again for clicking such wonderful pictures of the Lord. I have been forwarding your site to many GSBs here in USA. Hope you don't mind.

My reason to contact you was to see if you had a chance of clicking some…

Photo Blogging The Soul of Humanity

Photo Blogging The Soul of Humanity, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 91,451 items / 555,354 views

I had a request for contact add on here at Flickr , but as the profile was incomplete I wrote to the person that I dont add people without valid profile here or at Facebook..

So he wrote back I have withheld his name to respect his privacy.

Oh well. First of Thanks a lot for clicking such wonderful pictures around India especially Bombay. I can stay in touch with my Bombay roots via these pics sitting here in USA.

I am big fan of the Bombay Ganesh Utsavs. And you provide me with the best view of them every year. Specially the King Circle GSB Ganpati. My last name is K and i belong to the GSB community. And thats the ganpati i used to visit when i was young. Thanks again for clicking such wonderful pictures of the Lord. I have been forwarding your site to many GSBs here in USA. Hope you don't mind.

My reason to contact you was to see if you had a chance of clicking some…

St Michael Church Mahim

St Michael Church Mahim, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 91,440 items / 555,300 views

in the land of ram
ronnie and rahim
inder ian and ibrahim
different rays of light
mutually coexisting
within a single beam
a hope called India
every man's dream
91440 pictures
flowing from a single
photo stream
a mother India
a mother supreme
like goddess kali
trampling terrorism
outsourced
by an evil regime
cross border incursions
their demonic scheme
a hand shake
a mere pipe dream
kuldip ken and kareem
a single nationality
bound to a single stram
vande matram
not lyrical words
but the spirit of
bharat vishw vidhata
in every indian
blood stream

Man Woman Two Eyes Of God

Man Woman Two Eyes Of God, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. like two peas in a pod
a dominion
where he is their Lord
dichotomy delusions
discord
born in guilt
through prayer
perseverance
the human soul is cured
a right of passage
from birth to death
endured
a room in heaven
forever secured
not gold silver diamond
but good deeds you hoard

Obeisance

Obeisance, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. god give me
another chance
on the tight rope of life
balancing my soul
to your tune I dance
I am a speck
protected
by your glance
holding on to you
like a flame
on a candle
in trance
an ocean of sorrow
man and divinity
in eternal romance
hope and hindutva
a message of peace
kissing the shores
in advance
the humility of my soul
at your feet
in obeisance


to rajiv ranjan bhatnagar