Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Floating on a Green Bed Of Spirituality

RajTilak From Lord GSB Ganesha

You And Uddhav Are Two Eyes Of Hope and Hindutva Says The Maharaj in Good Human Faith

Mr Raj Thackeray Decisive Moment of Spirituality

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a drop of silence
in an ocean of eternity
held in surrendered
totality with
the maker face
to face
mr raj thackeray
of spirituality
man and god
god and man
karmic chaos
aligned in parity
two pillars
the soul
of humanity

An Artist Reflects

Mr Raj Thackeray Pays Tribute To GSB Lord Ganesha Kings Circle

Mr Raj Thackeray Arrives at GSB Seva Mandal Ganpati Kings Circle

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Jugal Chawla's House Ganpati 2010

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This year Lord Ganesha has come to my dear friend Jugals house with a very clear cut message , and Lord Ganesha is going to make sure that Jugal Bachelor Boy No1 gets married and settles down as this is the earnest prayers of his dad my patron and benefactor Mr Jagan Chawla .

Mr Jagan Chawla is a devout Lord Ganesha and Ma Sherawallia bhakt , and divinity in both forms have always smiled on the Chawlas , both the divinities jointly gave his daughter Sheetal a soul mate Gautam Ahuja a fabulous couple and than filled their house with more happiness when they became parents of Rehansh..the apple of the eyes of the Ahujas and the Chawlas.

So Lord Ganesha is the Invoker of Happiness Bliss and Good Tidings , and though my life too has been a pothole of problems in LIfe ..Jagan Chawla my dear friend has prayed for me at Vaishnodevi and stood by me ,, last night I was stuck at the Rang Puja of Lord Ganesh at GSB Kings Circle , I reached home very late but I may have not been at Jugals house Ganpati in physicality but I was there in mind and spirit.

This family means a lot to me and this is my tribute to a moment called Faith that moves time tide and Mountains.

Lord Ganesha knows that even Muslims carry his love in their poetic hearts and souls.

About Lord Ganesha Mantras

Lord Ganesha is believed to be the remover of all impediments and hence is called 'Vighneshwara' (remover of obstacles). The elephant deity is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is deeply revered across India and beyond. The pot bellied god is believed to govern wisdom, success and spiritual power. Before beginning any auspicious task, Lord Ganesha is invoked by prayers. Given below are the mantras dedicated to Ganpati with their meanings.

Vakrtund Mahakaya Surya Koti Samaprabha |
Nirbhignam Kurumedaya Sarva Karyashu Sarvada |

This particular mantra or sloka is chanted before beginning any auspicious task. The Lord Ganpati as the remover of all impediments is invoked by reciting this mantra. The Lord of mighty body and possessing the curved trunk, who has the radiance of thousand suns, I pray to you to remove all hurdles from the task I intend to perform.

Aum Tatpurushaye vidmahe
Vakratundaye dhimahi
tanno dantih prachodayat

We dedicate our attention to the supreme being, we meditate looking at the curved tusk lord. We invoke you O lord to show us the right path.

Aum ekdantaya vidmahe
Vakratundaye dhimahi
tanno dantih prachodayat

O One tusked lord we pray to you. We meditate looking at him who has a curved tusk. We invoke you O lord to lead us towards the right path.

Aum Sri Ganeshaye Namah
This simple chant of the name of Sri Ganesh is perhaps the easiest way of invoking the god. This particular chant is especially taught to children to increase their memory and remove all fears from their young minds. The chant simply offers salutations to Sri Ganesha.

Prithvi Bhatt and Me

Prithvi Bhatt The Lords Humble Servant

Prithvi Bhatt The Youngest Humble Worker of GSB Ganesha

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वक्रतुंड महाकाय कोटिसूर्यसमप्रभ ।

निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥

गजाननं भूतगणादिसेवितं कपित्थजंबूफलचारुभक्षणम्‌ ।

उमासुतं शोकविनाशकारकं नमामि विघ्नेश्वरपादपङ्कजम्‌ ॥

सुमुखश्चैकदंतश्च कपिलो गजकर्णकः ।

लम्बोदरश्च विकटो विघ्ननाशो गणाधिपः ।

धूम्रकेतुर्गणाध्यक्षो भालचन्द्रो गजाननः ।

द्वादशैतानि नामानि यः पठेच्छृणुयादपि ।

विद्यारंभे विवाहे च प्रवेशे निर्गमे तथा ।

संग्रामे संकटे चैव विघ्नस्तस्य न जायते ॥

This young kid has been serving the Lord since morning and he was still working till the time was about to leave about 11 pm..

This is the heritage and future of the devoted selfless GSB community ,,

This little child exemplifies the values of the GSB tradition customs and ancestry , he was so busy but he politely posed for me and he s my hero of the day..

When children of his age play he was carrying the prasadam bags distributing it to the volunteers and am sure he will remember these memorable days of his children under the shadow of the Lord when he grows up and I am crying as I write this , this is the chord he touched and watered the plants of my own barren life.. this child is hope for the father of Man.

He is closest to the Lord and has placed his young lies enthusiasm its integral spiritually at the Lotus Feet of the Lord.

Perhaps I feel these raw human emotions as I am a grand father of a two and a half year old girl child Marziya Shakir away in Lucknow , a gifted street photographer who shoots on the Nikon D 80 and a favorite of Dabbang Salman Khan..

And sometimes what I feel is what you would feel too if you read life as Poetry and not as the monotony of Prose ...a tear from my eyes on my cheeks he froze through the eyes of Prithvi Bhatt I saw Lord GSB Lord of the Lords King of the Kings up close .. removing obstacles removing pain and misery and woes ..the path towards truth this blog chose into my heart through his heart into your heart flows a banyan tree of piety branches giving shade succor it grows ,,all what you want he knows you reap what he sows ..

GSB Lord Ganesha The Healer of Human Souls

General Information:

The GSB Seva Mandal's idol at King's Circle, Mumbai is a legend. This Ganpati is a legend for its miraculous healing powers. This Ganpati is said to have cured devotees of ailments ranging from diabetes to cancer. It has been attracting the faithful ever since 1954, when it was first installed here by Gowd Saraswat Brahmins from South Kanara who were grateful to the city for offering them livelihoods.

During the Annual 5 - Day Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations, Sixty priests from Karnataka perform the Daily Pujas here after which devotees are served the mahaprasad on a banana leaf. There is no recorded music at this Ganpati mandal. Traditional Indian musical instruments that are used in South Indian temples accompany the pujas. When a devotee's wish is fulfilled, he offers jewellery or coconuts worth his weight to the Ganpati in thanksgiving.

This Ganesha idol is adorned with more than 60 kgs of gold and 175 kgs of silver and is undoubtedly the costliest Ganesha in Mumbai. The 21-feet clay idol is also among the tallest Ganapati idols in Mumbai.

The crown of this Ganesha is made out of 22 kilograms of gold. Gold adorns the ears, feet, hands and trunk of the idol. Apart from this there are gold flowers, embroidery, necklace, a cobra and throne with lions on either side.

The GSB Ganesh is also insured for a whopping 70 million rupees and the GSB Seva Mandal committee pays a yearly premium of Rs.250, 000.

A highly praiseworthy aspect of GSB Seva Mandal at Matunga is the use of eco-friendly Clay Ganesha. The committee is also making an attempt to make the Ganesh festival more nature friendly by cooking and providing ‘prasad’ using eco-friendly methods. (read less)

This in All Humility Is THe Best Series I Have Shot

GSB Seva Mandal Where The Lord Presides

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on his golden throne
in human hearts
their heartbeats
he resides
removing obstacles
removing the drop of
tear frozen
on mans cheek
he decides
pain misery
he overrides
seeing the lord
bad karma
bad luck
evil in all
its forms
steps aide
for the wishes
of his loved
ones the daughter
becomes a bride
the son a groom
parental pride
a new home
a new job
a new car
over the years
he has supplied
making homes
in heavens
for those that
lived and died
have faith
will travel
to the lords
lotus feet
you are in mumbai
mangalore usa
uk canada
oh gsb
gods soulful beat
the lord
is always
by your side

and i have written this a river of tears as i cried yes i am a Muslim blogger shooting the lord year after year barefeet humanity an emotional ocean the lord time and tide ...

dedicated to the erstwhile helping hands the humble volunteers of the GSB Seva Mandal Kings Circle ..

The Barefeet Blogger in The Court of The King of Kings Circle

Mr Raj Thackeray at GSB Seva Mandal Kings Circle

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Vakrtund Mahakaya Surya Koti Samaprabha |
Nirbhignam Kurumedaya Sarva Karyashu Sarvada |

Aum Tatpurushaye vidmahe
Vakratundaye dhimahi
tanno dantih prachodayat

Aum ekdantaya vidmahe
Vakratundaye dhimahi
tanno dantih prachodayat

Aum Sri Ganeshaye Namah

This evening I was invited to the GSB Seva Mandal Kings Circle by Mr Dinesh Pai and Dr Bhujang Pai so I reached the venue barefeet at 7pm and shot extensively till 11 pm..

I returned home past midnight ..The added attraction at the Lords darbar this evening was Mr Raj Thackeray with his family relatives and friends , the head priest gave Mr Raj Thackeray some good advice as he said both Raj and Uddhav are the two eyes of Hope and Hindutva,,

He said all this is good faith and as he is a senior religious head Mr Raj Thackeray listened to his words silently and with deep respect , after making his offerings and receiving the prasadam Mr Raj Thackeray and his entourage left I had shot a complete series .

I shot the Arti and a puja , three more pujas had to be performed I left too because of my diabetic condition..

I think this year as all the volunteers knew me because of my earlier GSB pictures at Flickr they were very cooperative and the GSB devotees are here from all walks of life dedicating their lives in Bhakti service to the Lord of the Lords and the King of Kings GSB Lord Ganesha.

Men women and children all working for the Great Lord in humility..

But I must pay tribute to a very young child about 6 years old who was working on the stage giving the devotees the prasad bags with a photo frame of the Lord ..this child was the godliness of the Lord humanized and personified.

His name is Prithvi Bhatt... This post is dedicated to him he touched me in such a way that I was reminded of my two and a half year old grand daughter Marziya Shakir a street photographer who shoots with me on the Nikon D 80 and presently away at her maternal grand parents house in Lucknow.

Yes children are true human souls of God,,our future our present our past,.

And this might be my longest series I shot a lot...sometimes with my eyes and sometimes with yours.

The Russian Laser Dance at Vartkar Nagar Dahi Handi

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This was one of the major attractions at Mr Pratap Sarnaiks Dahi Handi Vartak Nagar that conclude recently I shot the entire series of the Russian Laser Dance.

I might have to put these pictures on hold as I will now upload GSB Ganesha King Circle 2010.
I shot from 7pm till 11pm ..

Here the major attraction tonight was Mr Raj Thackeray I shot several pictures of him.

Perhaps this GSB I shot the best pictures of my life thanks to Mr Dinesh Pai and Dr Bhujang Pai..I was barefeet and have just returned home a few minutes back.