Monday, April 4, 2011

गुढी पाडवा मी मराठी

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a father
a son
a grandson
devotion
love for
marathi asmita
from one generation
to the next
generation
मी मराठी
a cultural
inheritance
a heart beats
for our beloved
nation
the Thackerays
hope hindutva
my fascination
india
bharat varsh
hindustan
on the soul of
humanity
pride
parampara
gods creation

dedicated
to the poet of masses and classes
aaditya thackeray

Nutan Varshabhinandan Jai Mahrashtra

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Rang-gandhachya utsavat,
Samil hou ya sarejan,
Gudhipadvyachya shubhecha deun,
Sajra karu ya navvarshacha san.
Nutan Varshachya Hardik Shubheccha .

मी मराठी

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Marathi asmita marathi maan,marathi paramparechi marathi shaan,aaj sonyacha divas gheun aala chaitnyachi khaan,tumhala pahila maan! "SHUBH GUDHI PADVA .

Gudi Padwa - Bandra Gaothan



Marathi asmita marathi maan,marathi paramparechi marathi shaan,aaj sonyacha divas gheun aala chaitnyachi khaan,tumhala pahila maan! "SHUBH GUDHI PADVA

"firoze shakir

Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month, and is celebrated as New Year's Day by Maharashtrians and Hindu Konkanis.

This is also first day of Marathi Calendar. This festival is supposed to mark the beginning of Vasant (spring). According to the Gregorian calendar this would fall sometime at the end of March and the beginning of April. According to the Brahma Purana, this is the day on which Brahma created the world after the deluge and time began to tick from this day forth. This is one of the 3 and a half days in the Indian Lunar calendar, whose every moment is considered auspicious.

While the people of Maharashtra use the term Gudi Padwa for this festival and the Konkanis use Sanvsar Padvo (sanvsar derived from samvatsar meaning year) the people of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka term the same festival, observed on the same day, Ugadi. The Sindhi festival of Cheti Chand is celebrated same day.

This is a time of the year when the sun’s rays increase in intensity, going from mellow to hot. The crops have been harvested and the fruits of the harvest are making their way to the marketplaces. Mangoes, called "the king of fruit" in India, are in season once again. The ripe smell of jackfruit fills the air. Shrubs and trees are bursting into flower. Everything is fresh and new. It looks and smells like spring (or the best impersonation of quintessential springtime that the climate can do).

India was, and still is to a certain extent, a predominantly agrarian society. Thus, celebrations and festivals were often linked to the turn of the season and to the sowing and reaping of crops. There is a theory that the word ‘padwa’ might have its roots in the Sanskrit word for crop, which is ‘Pradurbhu.’ The word ‘padwa’ as used contemporarily means ‘New Year’, but this day also marks the end of one harvest and the beginning of a new one, which for an agricultural community would signify the beginning of a New Year. In the case of Gudi Padwa, it is celebrated at the end of the Rabi season. The term ‘padava’ or ‘padavo’ is also associated with Diwali, another New Year celebration that comes at the end of the harvesting season, thus substantiating the agricultural link to the festival.


[edit] Festivities
On the festive day, courtyards in village houses will be swept clean and plastered with fresh cow-dung. Even in the city, people take the time out to do some spring-cleaning. Women and children work on intricate rangoli designs on their doorsteps, the vibrant colours mirroring the burst of colour associated with spring. Everyone dresses up in new clothes and it is a time for family gatherings. Specialties like soonth panak and chana usual are eaten on this day.

Traditionally, families are supposed to begin the festivities by eating the bittersweet leaves of the neem tree. Sometimes, a paste of neem leaves is prepared and mixed with ajwain, gur (known as jaggery in English), and tamarind. All the members of the family consume this paste, which is believed to purify the blood and strengthen the body’s immune system against diseases.

Maharashtrian familes also make shrikhand and Poori on this day.


[edit] The ‘Gudi’
Gudi Padwa is especially dedicated to the worship of Lord Brahma. Many legend states that this festival is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Rama over Ravana.

Some Maharashtrians see the gudis as a symbol of victory associated with the conquests of the Maratha forces lead by the great hero Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Gudis are also displayed as they are expected to ward off evil and invite prosperity and good luck into the house.

The gudi, Brahma’s flag (Brahmadhvaj) is hoisted in every house as a symbolic representation of Rama’s victory and happiness on returning to Ayodhya after slaying Ravan. Since a symbol of victory is always held high, so is the gudi (flag).

A bright green or yellow cloth adorned with brocade (zari) is tied to the tip of a long bamboo over which gathi (a type of sweet), neem leaves, a twig of mango leaves and a garland of red flowers is tied. This is then hoisted by placing a silver or copper pot placed in the inverted position over it. Beautiful designs with special powder of soft, white stone (rangolis) are drawn on the floor in front of it. Everyone eagerly waits to usher in the new year. Then uttering meaning, ‘I offer obeisance to the flag of Lord Brahma’ one should ritualistically worship the gudi with a resolve. Since Lord Brahma created the universe on this day, this flag is called ‘the flag of Brahma’ (Brahmadhvaj) in the scriptures. Some also refer to it as ‘the flag of Indra’ (Indradhvaj). On Gudi Padwa, you will find gudis hanging out of windows or otherwise prominently displayed in traditional Maharashtrian households.


[edit] Position of the Gudi
The Gudi is raised next to the main entrance of the house. The spot selected should be on the right side (when sighted from the house) of the entrance. The right side symbolizes active state of the soul.[1]

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudi_Padwa

A Bit Of Bengal In The Heart of Mumbai




















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she calls me
in all humility
i come
shooting
her world
her people
her kingdom
she knows
who
i am
she knows
what
i am
as a mother
this son
she welcomes
her gratitude
her magnanimity
on my poets soul
a cherished
blessing
becomes
yes i am
a muslim
in durgas darbar
seeking
hope peace
karmic wisdom
she makes me
human
to the beats
of the dhol
the sounds
of the drum
a cosmic
serenity
of silence
my soul
goes numb
a drop
of a tear
she grants
me freedom
beyond
caste or creed
her holy sanctum
a pledge to
visit her year
after year
rhyme and rhythm
the essence
of hope hindutva
a message
of peace
in my poem




ও মা,

ফাগুনে তোর আমের বনে

ঘ্রাণে পাগল করে--

মরি হায়, হায় রে

ও মা,

অঘ্রানে তোর ভরা খেতে,

আমি কী দেখেছি মধুর হাসি।।

rabindranath tagore


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har sal
tar dekar
bulate hain
mujhko
bade pyar
aur badi
shradha se
inke bhakt
sajate hai inko
nange pair
ata hoon
inke darbar main
shoot kar ke
jata hoon inko
gsb lord ganesha
jab dete hain
chappad pad kar
dete hain jinko
dilon ko bhate
hain sabko
dilon main
baste hain
unke
jo jo pukarta
hai rab ko

Om Kshipra Prasadaya Namah
bhagwan ko apna liya dil
se aur thukra diya
jhooti daulat aur dhan ko


Word Veification Sucks at Blogspot..

Gloria And Clarence Gomes Bandra Times

The Gomes Cottage 100 Bandra Bazar Road

The Barefeet Blogger of Bandra Times

Clarence Gomes And St Peters Youth Services



The St Peter’s Youth Social Service popularly called the YSS, was founded by Fr Douglas Rowe, S.J., on 1st March, 1970, along with the other founder members, i.e. Mr Clarence A Gomes, Fr Richard D’Souza, Mr Benjamin Saldanha, Mr Claude Baretto and Mr Jimmy Machado.

With an investment of Re. 1/- each, they totally aggregated Rs 5/- of their monthly pocket money, to establish the YSS.

The ongoing projects promoted by the YSS area subsidized Parish library, free employment bureau, blood donation camps, distribution of free text books to needy children of Bandra, organizing a Summer Holiday Club for school children.

The Organisation is now in its 38th year of its existence and much of its success attained is primarily due to the motto it follows “WE SERVE OTHERS TO SHOW WE CARE”. (read less)

Clarence Gomes Launches Bandra Times

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Clarence Gomes Launches Bandra Times

Clarence Gomes Launches Bandra Times

The Barefeet Blogger And Bandra Times

Launch of Bandra Times At the Hands of Fr Jude of St Stanislaus

Editor Clarence Gomes Bandra Times

The Bandraites and Bandra Times

The Bandraites and Bandra Times

Prayer Service Before The Launch of Bandra Times

Prayer Service Before The Launch of Bandra Times

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Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Bandra Times Launched With Hail Mary Full of Grace

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Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


Today at 8 pm I went for a launch of a local Bandra paper... Bandra Times founded by my dear friend Clarence Gomes of NAB and his wife Gloria Gomes.

Their son Stallone in Dubai is my friend too.

They had a prayer meeting and after that Fr Jude of St Stanislaus launched the first copy of the Bandra Times by opening it from the gift wrap in a red ribbon.

I shot a lot of pictures and had to rush home for Marziyas moms birthday get together , that was over when I returned.

Clarence raised a toast and as the launch was at his house 100 Bazar Road , there was a sprinkling of family and friends.


I am the honorary Press Reporter of this brand new yellow tinted newspaper from Amchi Bandra,

Salim Bhai of Chapel Road has contributed to the essence of this paper too

This is new set on Flickr Bandra Times Launch..

A Photo Set Called Christian Ethos On Flickr

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"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

Luke 6:37 "Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."

I have collected all my Christian theme based pictures shot during various Christian events , Christian churches , all in one single set at Flickkr .com , keeping their individual sets intact , this was a back breaking task as many of the Cross pictures were in my 19000 street photography set at Flickr , I had to go through the complete stream add them again to the new set tagged Christian Ethos , I have done this for my Christian friends and dedicated this new set to Fr Lawrie Serrao and Fr Jaun .. both have contributed to my humanity. Both are respected well known Church personalities educators Jesuits.

This set has about 5000 pictures in all I might have them in other sets too, but I dont have the energy to search them from a lot of 178,842 items that I have posted at Flickr.com till date ..

And I say this in sheer humility, there are many Churches I would like to shoot specially Don Bosco Matunga. but I dont know anyone there , I am well known at Mount Mary and St Peter Church only..and the organizers of the Good Friday 14 Station of the Cross Walkathon that I have shot for last three years.. walking with Jesus and supporting the Christian community in their morning period of Lent.

Today at 8 pm I went for a launch of a local Bandra paper... Bandra Times founded by my dear friend Clarence Gomes of NAB and his wife Gloria Gomes.

Their son Stallone in Dubai is my friend too.

They had a prayer meeting and after that Fr Jude of St Stanislaus launched the first copy of the Bandra Times by opening it from the gift wrap in a red ribbon.

I shot a lot of pictures and had to rush home for Marziyas moms birthday get together , that was over when I returned.

Clarence raised a toast and as the launch was at his house 100 Bazar Road , there was a sprinkling of family and friends.


I am the honorary Press Reporter of this brand new yellow tinted newspaper from Amchi Bandra,


This will be my next set on Flickr Bandra Times Launch..

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To all my photographer friends Happy World Photography day Humble Tribute to my Gurus Mr KG Maheshwari ji Prof BW Jatkar Ever...