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Ma

Ma, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. ma
bagair kokh
ke muje paida kyon kiya
meri zindagi ka dukh
tune apni zindagi pe kyon liya
zehr ke pyale se amrat
dobara kyon piya
ma is ek shabd se
jeena gawara kyon kiya
teri siskiyon main
meri siskiyon
kyon palne diya
ma sach bate
yeh tune kya kiya


optional title
nisha hijra surrogate mother

Mujhe Dekh Kar Hijde Bahut Itrate Hain

Mujhe Dekh Kar Hijde Bahut Itrate Hain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 171,038 items / 1,333,048 views

khud toh nachte hain
mujhe bhi nachate hain
popat banate hain
chutiya samjh kar
mera mazak udate hain
main kuch kehta nahi
mere andar ki tilmilahat
who nahi samajh pate hain
taliya mar markar
waqt ki chaukat par
intezar karate hain
main kya hoon
meri antra atma
ko woh bhool jate hain
khud toh rote hain
hawas ki bediyon main
qaid ho jate hain
woh meri majboori
ka fayda uthate hain
main unki atma
ko camere ke zariya
bandh kar lete hoon
main ek tantric hoon
woh mujhe
pehchan nahi
pate hain
hijde mardon ki
mehfil main
aurat ban jate hain
ardh nari nareshwar
ki jai jaikar lagate hain
samay ki dhara main
moujon ki tarah beh jate hain

Sandal Possession

Sandal Possession, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 171,033 items / 1,332,993 views

Mostly the person that carries the sandal to the Shrine of the Holy Saint goes into a trance that is enhanced by the hypnotic beats of the drums..and this is a sight to be seen I have shot this extensively at most of the dargahs during the urus circuit.

The hijras too go in a trance and such is the power and pull of a cherished moment paying tribute to the Holy Saint.

The Hazri is when a spirit takes over the mind and body of the person..kaif is the state of a trance while dancing enhanced by the qawwal and the Sufi music.

In this set I have shot a Hindu boy Raju Kotwal who gets the hazri if a lion , walks on his hands and feet , his behavior his grunts and roars exactly that of a lion, his gait, the smell around him is of a wild animal, once her enters the courtyard of the Holy saint of Haji Malang he takes a round and as soon as the possessed state wears away he is a normal man…

I Complete 171006 Photo Blogs at Flickr.com

I Complete 171006 Photo Blogs at Flickr.com, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 171,006 items / 1,332,856 views

Thanks to all of you.

Hum nashe mein hai sambhalo hamein tum

Hum nashe mein hai sambhalo hamein tum, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Neend aati hai jaga lo hamein tum

Now Dont Ask Me Why I Shoot What I Shoot

Now Dont Ask Me Why I Shoot What I Shoot, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,989 items / 1,332,743 views

hijra
souls
through
the eye
of my camera
i loot
a hijra born
a barren tree
bears fruit
a fruit
forbidden
nubile
lethal
but cute
a love
in auto mode
violent
mawkishly
mute
stylishly
silent
echoes
from a flute
entwined
at the thighs
a soulful duet
my hijra poetry
its offshoot
a fragrance
it transmutes
poetic pursuits
capturing
a drop
of a poisoned
tear on
the soul of humanity
as it dilutes
a beauty more
beautiful
attractive
seductress
than the harlot
from beirut
juicy
like grapefruit
voluptuous
astute
neither man
nor woman
an androgyne
i salute as she
binds me in
silken threads
thoughts
demonic
diabolic
i refute
whoring
my doomed
dying destiny
at the heights
of her passion
my last will
my last testament
my tribute
alas a poet
encaged
enslaved
to an androgynous
anomaly
no escape route
a seminal
soliloquy
splurts
as it shoots
the hijra
in a womans
body suit
done…

Jai Maharashtra Jai Sultan Shah Baba Jai Haji Malang Baba

The Hijras and Dargah Divinity Go Hand In Hand

The Hijras and Dargah Divinity Go Hand In Hand, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,877 items / 1,332,080 views



The Hijra motto is exemplary and thought and mind provoking.. Sarv Dharm Ek..

All Religion are one and they invoke the Lord or the Holy Saints with the ghungroos on their dainty feet..and be it any place the hijra comes into glittering mystical light at Ajmer Sharif and Haji Malang Dargah.

The hijra invariably will leave everything to be at both these dargahs during Urus time..they come as brides , all decked up, in glory, but they are humble in spite of their grand ostentatious display of wealth..they feed the poor , they give charity and their chaddar to the Holy Saint is the most expensive.

Every vendor beggar malishwala is at their doorstep they give generously, they dont hurt people , they are dignified at the Dargah though some of them come from Red Light areas of Mumbai called Peela House and Kamatipura.

They are the pride of humanity , treated as …

Qawwali at Dargah Mir Sakhi Sultan Shah Baba Haji Malang

Qawwali at Dargah Mir Sakhi Sultan Shah Baba Haji Malang, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,862 items / 1,332,044 views

The duty of the qawwal at the dargah is to sing in praise of the patron saint Haji Malang Baba , the main Saint and in between he will sing in praise of Hazrat Ali Imam Hussain and Khwajah Gharib Nawaz.

Its his choice and inspiration , he will sing on request too, but the adult crowds at the dargah of Sultan Shah Baba were missing so his audience consisted of kids of the poligrims who live in the open grounds outside the dargah.. a rocky terrain and real hard survival, they cook here sleep here tiil the Urus of Sultan Shah Baba that was on 20 Feb 2011.

I missed it as I climbed down the mountains in the morning the Urus was at midnight.

Sultan Shah Babas dargah brings in the possessed those under demonic spells and hardcore cases of terminal ill heath.

Its a sad scene here , a total documentary of pain passion pathos holding on to the fragile hope…

Dargah of Mir Sakhi Sultan Shah Baba Haji Malang

The Hijra Mother of Prem

The Hijra Mother of Prem, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. She is very fond of me because I always inquire about her adopted son Prem, Prem is a normal male child doing well in school, when he has holidays he accompanies his hijra mother to the Urus.

He is well behaved , polite kind and humble, he touches my feet and gives me a lot of respect like his hijra mother.

Prem Adopted Son of a Hijra Mother

Prem Adopted Son of a Hijra Mother, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,849 items / 1,332,006 views

I have known Prem since he was a little boy, and used to come to Haji Malang with his adopted Hijra mother.

Prem is proud of his mother and is a brilliant student in the 8 standard..He is well looked after by his Hijra mother and her hijra bretren.

Prem is a normal male child..and is the Pride of the Hijra community.. he wants to be a lawyer to fight for hijra and human rights.. what can I say beyond this..

Zanjirwale Bawa and Me

Zanjirwale Bawa and Me, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. He is in welded steel and iron chains about 140 kgs or more all in the memory of the Shia fourth Imam Sayede Sajjad Zainul Abedin.

He is a Sunni fakir but curses the killers of Imam Hussain.

I have been shooting his pictures since many yeas and is a set on Flickr,com

Two Bawas In Chains

Two Bawas In Chains, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. He is in welded steel and iron chains about 140 kgs or more all in the memory of the Shia fourth Imam Sayede Sajjad Zainul Abedin.

He is a Sunni fakir but curses the killers of Imam Hussain.

I have been shooting his pictures since many yeas and is a set on Flickr,com

Zanjirwale Bawa At Haji Malang

To A Devotee of Malang Baba Called Yomesh Khergaonkar USA

To A Devotee of Malang Baba Called Yomesh Khergaonkar USA, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,755 items / 1,331,854 views

I met Yomesh through the internet , he is an avid viewer of my Haji Malang pictures and today I confess much of Haji Malang I shot with his eyes..he only sends me messages during the Haji Malang Urus otherwise I never hear from him at all..

I am posting a few of his messages and sharing his love of Malang Baba wiith all of you.

Thanks for the images of the URS at HaJi Malang...in my living room in New Jersey...

Was there last year...then after Ajmer...during last Ganpati celebrations..enjoy Ganesh after 16 long years....

Next time I will contact u...hope u hv time...then yomesh

Saw ur pictures of Shree Makhdoomshah Baba Urs at Mahim...do u know someone by the name Bhagwanbhai...they call him baba at the Mahim dargah...he lives in Goregaon now...originally from Carter Rd, Bandra..

Extremely well known at Malanggad...with the Muzawars and also the sen…

Pain Is A Feeling Only Poets Can Feel

Pain Is A Feeling Only Poets Can Feel, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,755 items / 1,331,854 views

as a photographer
it is your precious
moments
memories
i steal
pain is a feeling
only poets can feel
through your pain
holistically
my own pain heal
haji malang baba
a karmic wheel
your today
tomorrow
he seamlessly
reveals
your fate
with a promise
he seals
as you bow down
you kneel
your sorrow
your despair
your yearnings
layer after layer
he peels
guiding
you through
a new path
without ordeals
as your tears
on the soul
of humanity
congeals
be human
is his earnest
appeal

Main Hindu Main Musalman Hoon

Main Hindu Main Musalman Hoon, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,678 items / 1,331,486 views

main hindu
main musalman hoon
apki nazren jo bhi samjhe
main shia main sunni
main sufi main insan hoon
main mom ka banaya hua
khuda ka farman hoon
unki rehmat karam
ki shan hoon
ghame hussain
khoon ke dariya
main behte hue
pani ki
main pehchan hoon
main aliwala
main hussaini
malang baba
ke darbar main
auron ki tarah
mehman hoon
apne tohmat lagayi
baba ke dar se
mujhe nikala
apke fatwe se main
pareshan hoon
apni tasviron ke
zariye ghar
main hoon
viran hoon

apke pairon se kuchla hua
main bhi apki tarah
rang se dhala nishan hoon
main bhi ek adhura khab hoon
apke tamache ka main jeeta
jagta jawab hoon

Sakib Abhijeet Ketkar and Me

Sakib Abhijeet Ketkar and Me

Kumar Ketkar Hindu Khadim Haji Malang Dargah

Abhijeet Ketkar Me and Kumar Ketkar Haji Malang 2011

Dargah of Mir Sakhi Sultan Shah Baba Haji Malang

Dargah of Mir Sakhi Sultan Shah Baba Haji Malang, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,678 items / 1,331,437 views

This is my third set in my Haji Malang Series at Flickr.com

Before you climb up the Malangad mountains by foot , no car, cycle or motorbike just rough rocky steep steps to reach the Holy Shrine of Haji Malang you pay tribute to Bhaktavar Baba this dargah is known as First Salami..

After you complete your rituals you climb up to reach the Second Salami to another very famous Sufi Saint Mir Sakhi Sultan Shah Baba both the saints were close associates of Haji Malang Baba and have their respective shrines.

Like the Haji Malang Shrine even Sultan Shah Babas shrine has Hindu Khadims Mr Patil and his son my dearest friend Rohan Patil.

Like Kumar Ketkar and Abhijit Ketkar , Rohan is very fond of me and takes care of me overfeeding me with badam pista kaju, every time I come I find more peace here than anywhere else at Haji Malang, I come here do the Sufii Kaif …

The Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai at Haji Malang