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Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli Seaface 2011

Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli Seaface 2011, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,460 items / 1,464,065 views

Milk drunk by the percer but not swallowed is accumulated which he spits in the mouth of the person who has the rod this lubricates the rod makes it easy to maneuver to and fro or move it backward forward..

Even milk is again used for removal of the rod it loosens the grip and comes out in one pull.. there is bleeding that is covered with ah and a scarf tied round the face..

The hooks too are removed by pouring cold freezing water on the back where the hooks are lodged and some hooks require two or three people to bring it out hooks in the mouth are removed by milk..

Removal of rods from a woman's mouth and a childs mouth hits the guts.. you know what I mean .. a lot of possession takes place at the time of removal of the rod...quite frightening I shot it this time..

Hardcore Street Photography Or A Poetry of Pain

Hardcore Street Photography Or A Poetry of Pain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,460 items / 1,464,065 views

I will be doing this ritual soon , it has eluded me for reasons unknown to me but not fear or pain..I cut my head three or four times a year during Moharam so pain is not the criteria.. and as I have been shooting documenting this festival in Mumbai for many years now I am aware of its importance to the Tamil Hindu diaspora of believers of Mother Marriamma in Mumbai.

This ritual has to grow become a part of your system and the poetry of life , because I have shot it passionately as passionately as I shoot my own Shia rituals it has entered my psyche too and I am a mystic who understands the power of such rituals part of my cultural inheritance and the heritage of Mother India the country of my birth.

I am known to the Tamils and all the rod and hook piercers and participants know me very well I am part of the canvas of this event wherever I am invited .…

What I Hate About Facebook

What I Hate About Facebook, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,376 items / 1,463,772 views

I have posted this as a Facebook fucked note from the only sucker poet of Mumbai.. I am a blogger who seminal like splurts squirt blogs soliloquizes the spectral soul of the poetry of pain , deleted dreams broken dreams at at Flickr.cum..

My Facebook Note

What I Hate About Facebook

1 People Adding me without sending me a message if we dont have a mutual contact..people who add me without a profile photo or adequate profile ..



2 People who create groups and add me without taking my permission or consent I am not a party animal social spiritual .



3 People sending me chain mail.. people tagging me for fuck sake..there should be a reason to tag me..



4 People should remove me from their feeds as I am a blogger who pimps his blogs on Facebook.. I wont stop posting what I post that is the risk you take when you add me I wont post my stuff on your wall unless I shot you..



5 I am a…

Cheek Piercing Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli Seaface

Milk is Used As Lubricant to Move The Rod Within the Mouth

Cheek Piercing Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli Seaface

Cheek Piercing Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli Seaface, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,131 items / 1,463,365 views

I was absolutely close to Shanmugham yet it is not easy to get the shots though this area was not as crowded or congested as Nehru Nagar Juhu piercings at Juhu beach..

There were piercings going on above at the Worli promenade but I preferred shooting dowen below because of lesser crowds though the rocks on this beach were cutting into my bare feet and it hurt me as I took the shots..

It was here when the Tamil drummers arrived and began their hypnotic trance drumming I just fell like a bag of potatoes on the rocks such is the power of the drums ..I was revived with water and ash, and my camera was intact..

I was back on my feet shooting the rituals .. the rituals at Madras Wadi an enclave of slums near the Worli Gutter continued even after I took leave of Shanmugham..now a lot of people know me and I am not a person one would forget easily I wa…

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मी मराठी Mee Marathi,Common Man Mala Pan Poriborton Paije

Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli 2011 - At Worli Seaface

Marriamma Feast Madras Wadi Worli 2011 - At Worli Seaface, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,035 items / 1,463,134 views

This is my new set at Flickr.com I shot this evening at Worli Seaface it is the Marriamma feast of the Tamil Hindus of Madras Wadi Worli .

The starting point is Worli Seaface , last night they had a walk on fire I have not shot the fire walk as yet.

I was invited to this do by my good friend Shanmugham .

I reaced Worli sea face at 4 pm,barefeet and the road tar burnt the cheeks of my feet completely..Shanmugham and his troupe arrived very late at about 5.30 , the rod piercings began on the rocky beach below but a lot of piercings were happening on the promenade my friend Raja the piercer and Maharajah piercer were there too.

I shoot Shanmugham, but once the drummers arrived and began their hypnotic drumming I went into a trance and collapsed on the rocks they revived me with ash and water.

Nothing happened to my camera..

Later I shot the guys with …