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Lord Shiva Maha Shivratri Bandra

Lord Shiva Maha Shivratri Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. This was the imposing statue of Lord Shiva that met me when I reached the Jari Mari Mandir Bandra SV Road.

A few years back I shot the Palkhi of this highly visited Temple and most of the vegetable sellers the Marathi ladies and their husbands of Bandra Bazar Road are adherents of this Holy Shrine of Bandra.

Maha Shivratri at Jari Mari Mandir Bandra

Maha Shivratri at Jari Mari Mandir Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Today the Hindu community celebrate Maha Shivratri a very auspicious and important day, and dressed in my leopards attire I shot the Puja here and also at Satghare Ram Mandir Bandra Bazar Road.

This is part of my series Hope and Hindutva on Flickr.

My desire to one day shot Maha Shivratri in Junagadh eludes me till date..my Naga Sadhu Guru Shri Vijay Gii Maharaj of Juna Akhada is at the Hardwar Kumbh and I was not able to accompany him because of work commitments.


To my friends well wishers ..


Shivratri 2010 Shiva Mantra
Lord Shiva or Siva is considered as the destroyer of the world. Shiv is one of the most popular Gods of the Hindu religion. Shiva is one of the complex gods who is rudra as well as kind-hearted, simultaneously. Mantra of Hindu God Shiva forms the part of prayers offered to the lord. Shiv or Shiva Mantras are as follows:

Shiva Mantra
"Vande Deva Umaa Pathim Suragurum
Vande Jaga…

I Return Home After Chehlum

I Return Home After Chehlum, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 117,215 items / 761,423 views

At about 11.30 pm I returned home after getting my kama head wound cleaned by the Doctors of Prince Aly Khan Hospital who had a First Aid stall at Mazgaon , they were serving the wounded free of charge..Hats off to these young docs..

I looked presentable enough to present myself to my two year old grand daughter Marziya Shakir..I threw my winding bleeding shroud that I wore over my clothes..it was drenched in my blood completely..
Chehlum was over the next concluding event of Moharam is Athvi when Moharam comes to an end after 2 months eight days.

The next days the Shia celebrate the Mother of All Idds called Eid E Zehra..or 9 Rabbilawal wearing red clothes ..and cursing the killers of Imam Hussain and burning the effigy of the enemies of Ahle Bayt..

I had shot 1716 pictures of Chehlum on the streets of Mumbai and at Rehmatabad Shia cemetery.. in about 7 hours..

I had cut myself …

My Weeping Bare Feet

My Weeping Bare Feet, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 117,142 items / 760,836 views

night of chehlum
barefeet on the street
my weeping barefeet
blistering dust and heat
pain lodged in every
gasping heart beat
a pain spiritual and sweet
where faith truth humanity meet
shah ast hussain
badshah ast hussain
walls of ajmer greet
lanat on the killers
of imam hussain
a chant
the flesh heart and soul
repeat
72 braves against
a terrorist fleet
their fate sealed
from the throne of justice
hussain they could not unseat

Happy Maha Shivratri

Happy Maha Shivratri, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. image sourced from net

To my friends well wishers ..


Shivratri 2010 Shiva Mantra
Lord Shiva or Siva is considered as the destroyer of the world. Shiv is one of the most popular Gods of the Hindu religion. Shiva is one of the complex gods who is rudra as well as kind-hearted, simultaneously. Mantra of Hindu God Shiva forms the part of prayers offered to the lord. Shiv or Shiva Mantras are as follows:

Shiva Mantra
"Vande Deva Umaa Pathim Suragurum
Vande Jagat Kaaranam
Vande Pannaga Bhooshanam Mruga Dharam
Vande Pashoonam Pathim
Vande Soorya Shashanka Vahni Nayanam
Vande Mukunda Priyam
Vande Bhakta Jana Ashrayam Cha Varadam
Vande Shiva Shankaram"

Meaning: Lord Shiva is the consort of Uma (Parvati). Shiva is the divine Guru, the source of the universe. Lord Shiva is decked with snake and wears tiger skin. He is the Lord of all creatures. The three eyes of the lord represent the Sun, Moon and Fire. Shiva is near to Lor…

The Shia

The Shia, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Bloodline of Pain

Bloodline of Pain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 117,023 items / 760,331 views

ya hussain
ya hussain
ya hussain

It Was Raining Blood

It Was Raining Blood, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. on chehlum day
at the shia cemetery
it was raining blood
my vision
my camera lens
ghame hussain flood
a bleeding bud
sprouting hope
from the mud
hussain the only
soul saving word

Mask of Pain - Ghame Hussain

The Heart Beats of Pain..

The Heart Beats of Pain.., originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 116,981 items / 760,143 views

the heart beats
of pain
cascading
overflowing
the banks
of a river
piiter patter
of rain
paying tribute
to the memory
of akka moulah
hussain
the sword the kama
weeping tears of blood
hurting blades on chain
a protest
against yazidi
oppression
without restrain