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Mahashivratri at Jari Mari Mandir SV Road Bandra 2011

Mahashivratri at Jari Mari Mandir SV Road Bandra 2011, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 173,664 items / 1,353,304 views

After I had finished shooting the Satghare Ram Mandir Bandra Bazar Road Mahashivratri I proceeded towards the Jari Mari Mandir Bandra SV Road took permission from the Chairman of the Mandir Trust and shot the Mahashivratri proceedings within the Temple.

I am known by all at this temple but I feel it is necessary to take the permission , as is saves one from further problems and though I am a Muslim people in Bandra know my intentions of shooting Hindu feasts festivals is purely out of my love for my country and my cultural inheritance.

I met the Siv Sena Shakha Pramukh Mr Zende of Khar and the trustee of the Ghanteshwar Hanuman Mandir and he invited me to his temple for Hanuman Jayanti too.

Mahashivratri 2011

Mahashivratri 2011, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Festival of Mahashivaratri is the most important festival for the millions of devotees of Lord Shiva. The festival has been accorded lot of significance in Hindu mythology. It says that a devotee who performs sincere worship of Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Shivratri is absolved of sins and attains moksha.

Significance of Shivaratri in Hinduism
Festival of Mahashivaratri has tremendous significance in Hinduism. According to sacred scriptures, ritual worship of Lord Shiva on Shivratri festival that falls on the 14th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Phalgun pleases Lord Shiva the most. This fact is said to have been declared by Lord Shiva himself, when his consort Parvati asked him as to which ritual performed by his devotees pleases him the most.

Even till date, devotees of Lord Shiva perform the ritual worship of Shivratri with care and devotion. They observe day and nigh fast and give sacred bath to …

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Getting My Feet Massaged At Home Post My Return From Haji Malang

Getting My Feet Massaged At Home Post My Return From Haji Malang, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 173,555 items / 1,352,821 views

My masseur Bhura Singh from Aligarh..

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My Poems Are Born In Captivity of My Restless Mind

My Poems Are Born In Captivity of My Restless Mind, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 73,495 items / 1,352,479 views

words groping
for light
in the wordsmiths
furnace
metaphorically
consigned
euphorically
coming forward
from behind
monitored
through a keyboard
words born blind
touching the soul
of mankind
a little mouse
moving to and fro
my soul aligned
through the internet
my angst i bind
unpublished
on paper
in a world unkind
pictures embedded
my thoughts entwined
through my camera eye
purloined as it uploads
comes alive online
with a bejeweled hand
duly signed
sometimes
on hijra tits
optically
disillusioned
serpentine
supine
sometimes
holistically healing
the fruit and the rind
a hand outlined
surrealistically
to a blog
cautiously confined
an imagery poetically
combined
at the altar of her
androgynous love
spiritually
enshrined
a transvestite
tragically
trembling
a forbidden love
steeply inclined
memories
a facebook chat
going down under
as it rewinds
on the pic…

On My Way Home Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai

Being White Is A Bigger Curse Sometimes

Being White Is A Bigger Curse Sometimes, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 173,422 items / 1,352,285 views

on the soul
of the human body
a genetic crime
whiter than white
darker than grime
living in the gutters
living in slime
begging for a dime
on the soul of my poetry
a white bleeding rhyme
lost illusions
lost in the prime
sometimes
fair and lovely
is not so sublime
a karmic chaos
as the suns rays
hit the eyes each time
carrying a cross
for a lifetime
dreamless peace
at night time

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The Albino Family At The Foot of The Malangad Mountains

When Light Is A Greater Curse Than Darkness

When Light Is A Greater Curse Than Darkness, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 173,416 items / 1,352,229 views

I had shot them hastily while climbing up the Malangad mountains and now I shot them again as I was at the foothills where these unfortunate Albino siblings sit and beg.. it is terrible but this is their vocation in life, unless society at large rehabilitates they are nothing but animals in a circus of life.

You think I enjoy shooting all this and forcing it up your gullet but this is part of my Haji Malang travelogue blogs...I shoot beggars to show you their world up close , my country has more ugliness in high places than you will find at grass root levels.

When the scams were being unearthed they all looked the other way and now all of a certain action is being taken after having given the people concerned ample time to destroy evidence hide the loot and god knows what.. everything is one big sham on the soul of a bleeding nation.

Politics is the greatest…

My Life Dying To Branch Out

My Life Dying To Branch Out, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 73,255 items / 1,351,228 views

trying to make
a mountain
out of a molehill
is not what it is about
rules of alignment
my poetic soul flouts
silently i shout
from this drudgery
wanting to get out
confusion and doubt
within and without
from my spectral
surroundings
i want to pull out
a hindu shia devout
a head cut open
a river
of blood splurts
spouts
a fire
i wont put out
as it burns
throughout
my soul among
the nagas
damodar kund
junagadh
my spirit
dives in
bathes out
mahashivratri
held captive
in mumbai
i cant break out
dreamless
as the lights
go out
a blog
accidentally
fortuitously
timed out

Happy Mahashivratri to All