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The North Bombay Sarbajanin Durga Puja Charitable Trust 2010

The North Bombay Sarbajanin Durga Puja Charitable Trust 2010

The North Bombay Sarbajanin Durga Puja Charitable Trust 2010, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,143 items / 1,153,744 views

Our next stop was Rani Mukerjees and the Mukerjee family's North Bombay Sarbajnin Durga Puja Charitable trust , this pandal was totally packed because of the star factor and star visitors.

I met Subir and Deb Mukerjee and my dear friend Samrat Mukerjee ..Marziya shoy pictures of Subir and he was quite amazed.

I shot about 75 pictures in this lot as I had to get Marziya back home she had not had anything to eat or drink till the time we were shooting the Durgas.

A Message of Peace Hope and Humanity

A Message of Peace Hope and Humanity, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,139 items / 1,153,631 views

The monk thanked Marziya for taking his picture and Marziya repaid his kindness by kissing his hand in humility and gratitude.. beyond the matrix of narrow mindedness found in a world where we are unequally divided as Hindus and Muslims even in a court of law..on the basis of faith instead of Humanity.

And a verdict that sounded more like a football match score than a Message of Peace and Brotherhood.. I felt Paul the Octopus would have passed a more humane verdict if he was part of the scenario and had seen the aftermath of the 93 riots in our country.

Criminal acts can never be condoned on the soul of Humanity irrespective of spiritual or moral rhetoric s of justification.

And this has nothing to do with Masjid or Mandir personally I think the entire land in Ayodhya should belong to the Hindus it is as Holy for them as our own Holy sites.

I personally think a grand M…

Two Muslim Photographers And Durga

Two Muslim Photographers And Durga, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,135 items / 1,153,619 views

After I finshed shooting Noutanpalli Bandra . we left for Ramkrishna Mission with a friend Kundu here both Marziya my grand daughter a month short for her third birthday shot the Goddess in her spiritual grandeur and the humility of her followers in her presence.

And this continues as my thread on Hope and Hindutva a Message of Peace and Humanity a set on my Flickr photostream as a tribute to my culture my heritage and my upbringing among my Hindu brothers who contributed positively to my growth as a human being..and with my grand daughter I shot all this to share it with all of you on cyberspace.

Goddess Durga
The Mother Goddess & Her Symbolism

From Shri Gyan Rajhans

oddess Durga is the mother of the universe and believed to be the power behind the work of creation, preservation, and destruction of the world. Since time immemorial she has been worshipped as the…

Ramkrishna Mission Sarbojanik Durgotsab 2010 Santa Cruz

Ramkrishna Mission Sarbojanik Durgotsab 2010 Santa Cruz, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,112 items / 1,153,554 views

from wikipedia

In Hinduism, Durga (Sanskrit: "the inaccessible"[1] or "the invincible"[2]) or Maa Durga (Mother Durga) is a form of Devi, the supreme goddess. Goddess Durga is considered by Hindus to be the mother of Ganesha, and Kartikeya.[3] She is thus considered the fiercer, demon-fighting form of Shiva's wife, goddess Parvati.

Durga is depicted as a warrior aspect of Devi Parvati with 10 arms who rides a lion or a tiger, carries weapons and assumes mudras, or symbolic hand gestures. This form of the Goddess is the embodiment of feminine and creative energy (Shakti).

Contents [hide]
1 Legend
2 Worship
3 Notable temples in India
4 See also
5 References
6 Further reading
7 External links



[edit] Legend
The Great Goddess Durga is said to be exquisitely beautiful. Her form is blindingly bright (devi), with three lotus-like eyes,…

Durga Sloka Notunpalli Sarbojnin Durgotsab 2010 Bandra

Durga Sloka Notunpalli Sarbojnin Durgotsab 2010 Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
150,107 items / 1,153,548 views

Durga symbolizes the power of the Supreme Being that maintains moral order and justice in the universe. Durga is also known as "Shakti". Worship of the goddess Shakti is very popular among the Hindu people. Durga stands for the unified symbol of all divine forces; Strength, Morality, Power, Protector. Slokas on Goddess Durga form the part of prayers offered to the goddess. Durga (Devi) Shlokas / Slokas are as follows:

"Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena Sansthitah
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah
Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah"

Meaning: Goddess Durga is omnipresent. She is the personification of Universal Mother. She is a Mother, who is present everywhere and who is embodiment of power and energy. Great mother, who is present everywhere and w…

Durga Sloka Notunpalli Sarbojnin Durgotsab 2010 Bandra

Durga Sloka Notunpalli Sarbojnin Durgotsab 2010 Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
150,107 items / 1,153,548 views

Durga symbolizes the power of the Supreme Being that maintains moral order and justice in the universe. Durga is also known as "Shakti". Worship of the goddess Shakti is very popular among the Hindu people. Durga stands for the unified symbol of all divine forces; Strength, Morality, Power, Protector. Slokas on Goddess Durga form the part of prayers offered to the goddess. Durga (Devi) Shlokas / Slokas are as follows:

"Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena Sansthitah
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah
Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah"

Meaning: Goddess Durga is omnipresent. She is the personification of Universal Mother. She is a Mother, who is present everywhere and who is embodiment of power and energy. Great mother, who is present everywhere and w…

Durga Chalisa

Durga Chalisa, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,107 items / 1,153,545 views



NAMO NAMO DURGE SUKH KARANI
NAMO NAMO AMBE DUKH HARANI

The radiance of your light is limitless and all pervading and all the three realms(Earth, Heaven And the Nether World) are enlightened by Thee

SHASHI LALAT MUKH MAHA VISHALA
NETRA LAL BHRIKOUTEE VIKARALA

Your face is like the moon and mouth very huge. Your eyes shine with a red glow and You have a Frightening frown

ROOP MATOU KO ADHIK SOUHAVE
DARSHA KARATA JANA ATI SOUKH PAVE

O Mother. Your look is enchanting, the very sight of which ensures welfare of the devout

TOUM SANSAR SHAKTI LAYA KEENA
PALANA HEYTU ANNA DHAN DEENA

All the powers of the World repose in Thee and it is You who provides food and wealth for the World's survival

ANNAPOORNA HOUI JAG PALA
TUMHI ADI SUNDARI BALA

Like the feeding Mother Annapoorna, You nurture the whole universe and You are the one Who appears like the timeless Bala Sundari (young girl of extreme beauty)

PRALAYAKA…

Ramkrishna Mission Sarbojanik Durgotsab Shot By Marziya Shakir Nikon D80

Ramkrishna Mission Sarbojanik Durgotsab Shot By Marziya Shakir Nikon D80, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,107 items / 1,153,545 views

I made Marziya stand on a chair and shoot this..

Marziya is a month short of her third birthday..

The Bengalis Are The Most Cultured Race

The Bengalis Are The Most Cultured Race, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,105 items / 1,153,545 views

ma durga
the core essence
of their dignity
their culture
their race
the bengalis
humanity
embrace
beyond time
beyond space
sonar bangla
always
on good things
of life
they lavish praise
bad things
from their minds
they erase
lovingly called
bongs
with
their intelligence
wit charm
humility
they amaze
yearning
to be in
kolkatta
during durga puja
they bring kolkatta
to mumbai
by gods grace
for ma durga
loves them
intensely
in their hearts
serene souls
peaceful minds
she stays
to the beats
of music
while
the dholak plays

The Essence Of Ma Durge

The Essence Of Ma Durge, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,089 items / 1,153,514 views

from Wikipedia

In Hinduism, Durga (Sanskrit: दुर्गा, meaning "the inaccessible"[1] or "the invincible"; Bengali: দুর্গা, durga) or Maa Durga (Bengali: মা দুর্গা, ma durga, meaning "Mother Durga") "one who can redeem in situations of utmost distress".[citation needed] Durga is a form of Devi, the supremely radiant goddess, depicted as having ten arms, riding a lion or a tiger, carrying weapons and a lotus flower, maintaining a meditative smile, and practicing mudras, or symbolic hand gestures.[citation needed]

An embodiment of creative feminine force (Shakti), Durga exists in a state of svātantrya (independence from the universe and anything/anybody else, i.e., self-sufficiency) and fierce compassion. Kali is considered by Hindus to be an aspect of Durga. Durga is also the mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya.[2] She is thus considered the fierce…

Durga Shloka/ Stuti Posted By Shreyashi Sen

Durga Shloka/ Stuti Posted By Shreyashi Sen, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. by Sreyashi Sen on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 11:22pm


"Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena SansthitahYaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah"



Meaning: Goddess Durga is omnipresent. She is the personification of Universal Mother. She is a Mother, who is present everywhere and who is embodiment of power and energy. Great mother, who is present everywhere and who is embodiment of Peace. I bow to that mother, I bow to Durga, I bow to Shakti.



Durga (Devi) Stuti



"Yaa Devii Sarva Bhooteshu Vishnu Maayethi Sabdita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha"



Meaning: I bow again and again to the Goddess, who dwells in all creatures in the name of Maya of Vishnu.



"Yaa Devii Sarva Bhooteshu Chetanetyaabhi Dheeyate Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha…

Notunpalli Sarbojnin Durgotsab 2010 Bandra

Notunpalli Sarbojnin Durgotsab 2010 Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,075 items / 1,153,157 views

This was founded by Shakti Samanta and Basu Chaterji

Notunpalli Sarbojnin Durgotsab 2010 Bandra

Notunpalli Sarbojnin Durgotsab 2010 Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Shot By Marziya Shakir on Nikon D 80

Two Street Photographers And Ma Durge

Two Street Photographers And Ma Durge, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,070 items / 1,153,131 views

Pictures are born in the cosmic mind of the camera burnt by the power of the third eye embedded in the human soul and its flowing steam like consciousness .

Let me tell in the first place I got a chair and made Marziya stand on it and shoot the Durga pandals and I assure you and also challenge you that you will never know the pictures I shot or she shot..

This is the start of our journey beginning with Noutanpali Sarbojanik Durgotsav Pandal Bandra from here we went to Ram Krishna Mission Santa Cruz and finally Rani Mukerjees North Bombay Sarbojanik Durgotsav Pandl at Juhu .

And Marziya shots with ease confidence and maturity and only one month away from her third birthday.

Neither did she complain or grumble ..and this is my new set on Ma Durga at my Flickr photostream.