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Durga Visarjan 2010 At Juhu Beach

Shooting Ma Durge On Juhu Beach 2010

Durga Visarjan and The Hijras at Juhu Beach 2010

The Hijras at Durga Visarjan Juhu 2010

The Poet and The Hijras at Durga Visarjan Juhu 2010

The Ladyboys at Durga Visarjan Juhu Beach 2010

The Hijra Possessed Durga Visarjan Juhu 2010

The Hijra Possessed Durga Visarjan Juhu 2010, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,589 items / 1,156,115 views

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.

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The Ethereal Beauty of Durga Captured By A Poet

The Ethereal Beauty of Durga Captured By A Poet

Shooting Hope and Hindutva....

The Robot in a Blog

Face of Evil

Face of Evil, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Good Always Transcends Evil

The Mother Going Home

Unity of Time and Space is Love

The Bengalis Are The Most Cultured Race

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

A Touch of Love And Sadness

The Mother And Her Children Are Going Home

Going To Shoot The Durga Visarjan At Juhu

Going To Shoot The Durga Visarjan At Juhu, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,424 items / 1,155,516 views

This was a good omen Durga leading me to Juhu I was in richsha and shot her intrusively, thus paid homage to her as a message of hope and humanity.

I was barefeet and I decided I would shoot Juhu Durga Visarjan instead of Dadar Chowpatty..

I did not shoot for too long but I did shoot the North Bombay Durga of the Mukerjees extensively and bonded with my old friends Subir and Samrat Mukerjee.

This is my new set at Flickr..

Durga Visarjan at Juhu beach 2010.

Myriad Moods of Kali Mata Shivaji Park

Kali Zindagi Sajanewali Maut Se Bachanewali

Kali Zindagi Sajanewali Maut Se Bachanewali, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,417 items / 1,155,418 views

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"

"Savaruhaammahabhimaghoradanshtram Hasanmukhim
Chaturbhujamkhadagmundavarabhayakaram Shivam
Mundamaladharamdevi Lolajihvandigambaram
Evam Sanchintayetkalim Shamasanalayavsinim"

"Kreem Kreem Kreem Hreem Hreem Hoom Hoom Dakshine Kalike
Kreem Kreem Kreem Hreem Hreem Hoom Hoom Swaha"

Goddess Kali At Shivaji Park

Goddess Kali At Shivaji Park

Goddess Kali At Shivaji Park, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 150,416 items / 1,155,398 views

from wikipedia

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…

Bengal Club Durga Puja Shivaji Park 2010