First they shout out not to take pictures of the hijra possessed on Juhu beach but than one of the Hijras recognized me she had attended Simran dancers birthday part at Madh Island a few years back , she hugged me and all the Gurus got over my presence and the ubiquitous camera round my twisted neck.
Hijras are deeply connected to Durga being Ard Nari Naershwar a form of Shiva and every hijra around me was in a euphoric state of spirtual madness.
So now you know why I am blessed with the Hijra Vardan, I dont search for Hijras they find me and drag me to their angst automatically.
And I kept on shooting them non stop as the only hijras I have shot recently are the beggar hijras of Turner Road Bandra.
And every one among the hijras wanted a picture with me and there was no qualified photographer around I gave my camera to a bystander who shot the hijras with me.
The Bengalis Are The Most Cultured Race, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. When I posted this poem earlier I did not have the image to pay tribute to a dear friend Sudip Da this is for his father and his family in humility and sincerity.. sometimes a poet too has to wait for the decisive moment that is nothing but parting as sweet sorrow..a dawn searching for a better tomorrow..
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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
dedicated to sudip da monsoon lover my flickr friend
Maha Kali is the fiercest form of Shakti or Durga, in the Hindu religion. Goddess Kali is the destroyer of evil. But Kali is also a compassionate mother who loves her sincere children. Kali is usually worshipped by tantriks to achieve "siddhis". Kali is the slayer of ego as well. Maha Kali Mantra forms part of the prayers offered to the goddess. Goddess Kali Mantra or Mantras for Maa Kali are given below:
"Atha Kalimantraye Sadyovaksiddhiprapyivan Aravitairyah Sarvestam Prapnuvanti Jana Bhuvih"
Kālī (Sanskrit: काली, IPA: [kɑːliː]; Bengali: কালী), also known as Kalika (Bengali: কালিকা, Kālikā), is the Hindu goddess associated with eternal energy. The name Kali comes from kāla, which means black, time, death, lord of death, Shiva. Kali means "the black one". Since Shiva is called Kāla - the eternal time, Kālī, his consort, also means "the Time" or "Death" (as in time has come). Hence, Kali is considered the goddess of time and change. Although sometimes presented as dark and violent, her earliest incarnation as a figure of annihilation still has some influence. Various Shakta Hindu cosmologies, as well as Shakta Tantric beliefs, worship her as the ultimate reality or Brahman. She is also revered as Bhavatarini (literally "redeemer of the universe"). Comparatively recent devotional movements largely conceive Kali…