Friday, February 12, 2010

Lord Shiva Maha Shivratri Bandra

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

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 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 Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva protects all of his devotees. He is the benefactor of boons. We surrender ourselves again and again to Lord Shiva.

"Mrutyunjayaaya Rudraaya
Neelakantaaya Shambhave
Amriteshaaya Sarvaaya
Mahadevaaya Te Namaha"

Meaning: Lord Mahadeva (Shiva) has conquered death. He is the destructive force of the universe. He has a blue neck and he gives happiness to all. We pray to the kind-hearted lord, Shiv-Shambhu.

"Gauri Vallabha Kaamaarey
Kaala Koota Vishaasana
Maam Uddhhare Padambhoje
Tripura Agnyata Kaantaka"

Meaning: Lord Kaamaarey (another name for Lord Shiva) protects us from the evil. He is the consort of Gauri, the mother goddess. He drank the "Kaala Koota" poison (which was the outcome of the ocean churning). He isthe destroyer of the three cities. We seek protection at the feet of Lord Shiva.


II Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra II
Om Tryambakam yajamahe
Sugandhim pushti-vardhanam
Urvarukamiva bandhanan
Mrityor mukshiya mamritat

This is a very powerful chant dedicated to Lord Shiva. This mantra is believed to be the death conquering mantra and is found in the Rig Veda. The mantra is sometimes also referred to as the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra as it has the power to restore life in a dying person. In this potent mantrathe lord is referred to as the three eyed god. It is a plea to him to restore life in the dying body. Worshipping the lord will liberate one from death just like the ripe cucumber is separated from the binding stalk.

II Shiva Mantra II
"Mrutyunjayaaya Rudraaya
Neelakantaya Shambhave
Amriteshaaya Sarvaaya
Mahadevaaya Te Namaha"

O Lord Shiva you are the one who has conquered death and are responsible for destruction of the Universe to let life again prevail on earth. O lord you are Neelkantha as you have a blue throat. We pay obeisance to you O lord with are hands folded in namaskar.


Mahashivratri 2010 Slokas
"Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli
Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee
Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree
Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree"


Meaning: Lord Shiva is seated on Mount Kailash; his forehead is decked with the moon and the king of serpents as a crown. The lord is full of compassion and the remover of illusion. Shiva is the only protector. I surrender myself to such great Lord Shiv-Shankar.

Shiva Sloka
Thathpurushyaaya Vidhmahe
Mahadevaaya Dheemahi
Thanno Rudra(h) Prachodayaath

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey
Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam
Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath
Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat


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I Return Home After Chehlum

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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 twice on the streets and also at the Shia cemetery.

My Weeping Bare Feet

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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

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 Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva protects all of his devotees. He is the benefactor of boons. We surrender ourselves again and again to Lord Shiva.

"Mrutyunjayaaya Rudraaya
Neelakantaaya Shambhave
Amriteshaaya Sarvaaya
Mahadevaaya Te Namaha"

Meaning: Lord Mahadeva (Shiva) has conquered death. He is the destructive force of the universe. He has a blue neck and he gives happiness to all. We pray to the kind-hearted lord, Shiv-Shambhu.

"Gauri Vallabha Kaamaarey
Kaala Koota Vishaasana
Maam Uddhhare Padambhoje
Tripura Agnyata Kaantaka"

Meaning: Lord Kaamaarey (another name for Lord Shiva) protects us from the evil. He is the consort of Gauri, the mother goddess. He drank the "Kaala Koota" poison (which was the outcome of the ocean churning). He isthe destroyer of the three cities. We seek protection at the feet of Lord Shiva.


II Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra II
Om Tryambakam yajamahe
Sugandhim pushti-vardhanam
Urvarukamiva bandhanan
Mrityor mukshiya mamritat

This is a very powerful chant dedicated to Lord Shiva. This mantra is believed to be the death conquering mantra and is found in the Rig Veda. The mantra is sometimes also referred to as the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra as it has the power to restore life in a dying person. In this potent mantrathe lord is referred to as the three eyed god. It is a plea to him to restore life in the dying body. Worshipping the lord will liberate one from death just like the ripe cucumber is separated from the binding stalk.

II Shiva Mantra II
"Mrutyunjayaaya Rudraaya
Neelakantaya Shambhave
Amriteshaaya Sarvaaya
Mahadevaaya Te Namaha"

O Lord Shiva you are the one who has conquered death and are responsible for destruction of the Universe to let life again prevail on earth. O lord you are Neelkantha as you have a blue throat. We pay obeisance to you O lord with are hands folded in namaskar.


Mahashivratri 2010 Slokas
"Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli
Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee
Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree
Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree"


Meaning: Lord Shiva is seated on Mount Kailash; his forehead is decked with the moon and the king of serpents as a crown. The lord is full of compassion and the remover of illusion. Shiva is the only protector. I surrender myself to such great Lord Shiv-Shankar.

Shiva Sloka
Thathpurushyaaya Vidhmahe
Mahadevaaya Dheemahi
Thanno Rudra(h) Prachodayaath

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey
Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam
Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath
Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat


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The Shia


The Shia, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Bloodline of Pain

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ya hussain
ya hussain
ya hussain

It Was Raining Blood

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..

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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

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