Friday, October 1, 2010

Lalbagh Chya Raja ...Haryali Aur Rasta

Labagh Chya Raja Heading Towards Do Tanki

A Blog Within A Blog Within a Blog

In times like this I miss my telly lens I sold but than as I believe God helps me get pictures I remove all envious thoughts I shoot hope and humanity with two lenses one attached to my soul the other attached to my camera body.

Equipment for a street rasta chap photographer is essential but just the camera and a single lens I am not in the best of times to desire for more.

I have a singe wife too is enough as the necessity of life I have removed all worldly desires no more falling in love or falling out of love anymore.

Romanticism escapism are all part of a poets soul.. and one thing that never diminishes in my minds smithy is words and pauses as words too..

And I am above all blessed to have great friends here on Flickr and Facebook.

And it is these friends that have contributed to the shelf life of my blog.

I was naive when I started as a blogger raw stupid and dumb.. but i have evolved I have become more dumber but less stupid.

Sajid Khan Founder Hindu Muslim Commitee Do Tanki

I have known Sajid Bhai since a very long time and he leaves no stones unturned to add and promote Hindu Muslim amity through the auspicious presence of Lalbagh Chya Raja whe he passes through this dense crowded area to his final destination to Girgaum Chowpaatty.

He help the old feeble senior members of the Hindu community of this area perform arti to the Lord and offers their floral tributes coconuts to the Raja,

This is one stop on the route of the Raja I have shot since three years and as blogger who firmly believes in hope and humanity I come here barefeet to bring this aspect of mutual coexistence of both the communities the true spirit of togetherness as pucca Mumbaikars.

Parvati The Soul Of Bhakti

Sal Main Ek Bar Ata Hoon Tum Dono Ko Mila Ke Chala Jata Hoon

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Matti Ka Putla Hoon
Aman Ka Devta
Kehlata Hoon
Theek se Tatolo
Ankhon se
ki tarah behta hoon
kabhi tum mujh main
kabhi main tumhare
bheetar rehta hoon
ek sundar
chhehre ki do ankhen
main bhi toh
yahi kehta hoon

The Chowdarys of Richmond Hill Toronto -Shot In Kampala Uganda

Once Upon A Time In Bollywood

The Only Garland Fit For The Lord And The Neta Would Crumble Under Its Weight

Hope is The Real Name of Humanity

Mumbai Will Soon Be For Super Sonic Rich and The Very Fucked Poor the Middle Class Will Be Kicked Out Forever

Sometimes I Envy The Mobile Phone Photographer ..What He Shoots Is Beyond My Reach

Allegedly Caught Stealing Mobile Phones From The Crowds

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3 Mobile phones were found on their persons by the cops and they had accomplices too one of the mobile is in the cops hand , an adult accomplice was caught too.

A lot of people lost their belongings women had their mangal sutr stolen a girl had her high end camera stolen..

Such is the ground situation on Lalbagh Visarjan day the most crowded day on the calendar.

My Canon G9 was stolen in 2008 in a situation similar to this during Ashura Moharam at Bhendi Bazar near Moghul Masjid.

Never got it back till date even after lodging a complaint with JJHospital Police Station.

The cops never even got back to me in two years.

Moving With Lalbagh Chya Raja

And Lalbagh Chya Raja Reaches Claire Road ..

They Should Celebrate 30 October As The Policemans Day

The Policeman Takes The Brunt Of Life Bravely

Today For The First Time In The History of India Crackers Were Banned

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I had kept my Lalbagh Chya Raja pictures of the visarjan on hold to post my back log at Flickr so I resume with this and there are about 400 pictures that will complete the visarjan series.

I aborted my shoot at CP Tank and from Charni Road took a train back home.

Hope And Hindutva A Message Of Peace and Humanity

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वक्रतुंड महाकाय कोटिसूर्यसमप्रभ ।

निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥

“Oh! Lord (Ganesha), of huge body and curved elephant trunk, whose brilliance is equal to billions of suns, always remove all obstacles from my endeavors.”

गजाननं भूतगणादिसेवितं कपित्थजंबूफलचारुभक्षणम्‌ ।

उमासुतं शोकविनाशकारकं नमामि विघ्नेश्वरपादपङ्कजम्‌ ॥

“Salutations to Lord Ganesha who has an elephant head, who is attended by the band of his followers, who eats his favorite wood-apple and rose-apple fruits, who is the son of Goddess Uma, who is the cause of destruction of all sorrow. And I salute to his feet which are like lotus.”

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 ॥

Sumukha, Ekadanta, Kapila, Gajakarnaka, Lambodara, Vikata, Vighnanaasha, Ganaadhipa, Dhuumraketu, Ganaadhyaksha, Bhaalachandra, Gajaanana -

No obstacles will come in the way of one who reads or listens to these 12 names of Lord Ganesha at the beginning of education, at the time of marriage, while entering or exiting anything, during a battle or calamity.

शुक्लाम्बरधरं देवं शशिवर्णं चतुर्भुजम् ।

प्रसन्नवदनं ध्यायेत् सर्वविघ्नोपशान्तये ॥

“In order to remove all obstacles, one should meditate on (the Lord Ganesha) as wearing a white garment, as having the complexion like the moon, and having four arms and a pleasant countenance.”

मूषिकवाहन् मोदकहस्त चामरकर्ण विलम्बित सूत्र ।

वामनरूप महेश्वरपुत्र विघ्नविनायक पाद नमस्ते ॥

“Oh God who has the mouse as his vehicle, and the sweet modhaka (rice ball) in your hand, whose ears are wide like fans, wearing the sacred thread. Oh son of Lord Shiva who is of short stature and who removes all obstacles, Lord Vinayaka, I bow at your feet.”

Lalbagh Chya Raja A Pucca Mumbaikar

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on his gilded throne
royal and regal
om ganeshaya nama
lalbagh chya raja
remover of obstacles
king of kings
lord of the lords
a pucca mumbaikar
bestowing hope
peace and humanity
on the spur
adding to
this city's flavor
a unique
a good omen
a good sign
a true savior

Without My Gurus I Would Not Be What I Am

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a street photographer
a poet a blogger
positive spam
creativity a
drop of tear
in the eye
of a blog
i am what
i am
no mental block
no writers cramp
no traffic jam
made in india
but once was
a whisker away
tying the knot
with a niece
of uncle sam
my doomed
her burst dam
she left
me for another
white man
an unborn baby's frock
a cute pram
poetic postulations
is what
i slam

On Muslim Feasts He Begs As A Muslim and On Hindu Feasts as a Hindu

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such is the story
of this beggar man
deformed as a dog
within his heart
he carries a
masjid a mandir
a skewered
cosmic plan
surely not
born in the
image of god
a travesty
on the
soul of humanity
time outran
from the
fire of life
over burnt
in the frying pan