Pitru Paksha (Sanskrit: पितृ पक्ष), also spelt as Pitr paksha or Pitri paksha, (literally "fortnight of the ancestors") is a 16–lunar day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors (Pitrs), especially through food offerings. The period is also known as Pitri Pokkho (Bengali: পিতৃ পক্ষ),Pitru Pakshya(oriya:ପିତୃ ପକ୍ଷ)Sola Shraddha ("sixteen shraddhas"), Kanagat, Jitiya, Mahalaya Paksha and Apara paksha.
Pitru Paksha is considered by Hindus to be inauspicious, given the death rite performed during the ceremony, known as Shraddha or tarpan. In southern and western India, it falls in the Hindu lunar month of Bhadrapada (September–October), beginning with the full moon day (Purnima) that occurs immediately after the Ganesh festival and ending with the new moon day known as Sarvapitri amavasya, Mahalaya amavasya or simply Mahalaya. In North India …
He has not changed he will not change whatever laws you bring in to tame him he is one up on the law , and now they drive with the meter half down they refuse passengers wanting to go close by in short they and their leaders morally terrorize the soul of the Mumbaikar with impunity.
There are good ricksha guys I wont paint all of them with the same brush but the good guys are few the bad guys are in majority.
I feel the government has pampered them far too much ..its time to get a bit serious with them and the commuter will face more problems from them during the rush of the festive period.
he came he saw he lost the chase crippled by fate before he begun the race living everyone lives what matters is dying with dignity and grace sometimes even man is born with an animals face fucked always on the soul of bleeding humanity he leaves behind the silhouette of his trace defecating denuding is natural base man is a social animal within a phrase
The Untouchable Is Only Made In India ..Thanks To The Caste System, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. he is fucked locked outside the doors of brahamnic society such is his fate his karma his death that in the corridors lies in wait those who were supposed to help him only spend money time building grandiose statues in their home state dr ambedkar saab weeps tears as he watches their pain on a pedestal in a sad state love is imagery for the untouchable his gift of life is only fucked hate treated as dog as vermin third rate on the soul of humanity he is used as bait begs outside the temple gates terrorizing his human soul the upper caste trait in his name they have made crores wealth grandeur while the mochi chamar mehtar his death at their doorstep awaits
the untouchable is only made in India ..as is where is till current date ..my poetic update
This place on the Pitru Paksha day which is one day before the advent of Navratri is a crowded affair all the North Indian migrants from UP colloquially called bhaiyyas gather here to pay homage through puja to their dead ancestors .
Prayers with the aid of a pujari are recited and the ritual ingredients on a leaf with a burning lamp are placed in the waters of the tank..
The eaves float all around but are quickly removed by the concerned locals so it does not choke up the tank or the fish and fauna in the pond.
Rafts move around collecting the leaves floral tributes etc .. I shot all this from the raft too and this was one risky move you know why..
Pitru Paksha requires removal of body hair scalp armpits facial ,, and it is on this day even a person who has never shaved a head becomes a barber so dont be surprised seeing bleeding scalps and faces.
We are good friends I meet him every year when I come to shoot the Pitru Paksh ceremony on the banks of the Banganga water tank at Walkeshwar.
I shoot a lot of pictures but this year I shot less I was barefeet I was thirsty hungry but I ate or drank nothing almost punishing myself poetically with the passion of man on the edge.
A lot of people pandits, women who sell the ritual items all Maharashtrians knew me on the tank, and thus continues my tryst with Hope and Hindutva a message of Peace and Humanity.. tolerance mutual coexistence as Indians above all things.
Because I am not a Hindu I show you a different perspective of the poetry of religiosity and peace, through the eyes of a Muslim man..as a photographer or photo blogger.
Because I post all my stuff on the internet I am called a photo blogger ..and I dont make prints at all , I dont shoot for shooting sake I …