I shot the Ram Krishna Mission Durgtsab Sant Cruz before I shot North BOmbay Durga Puja and the Dn Nagar Durga Puja .. and this is my last backlog of the Durgotsab series..I almost shot all this back to back and due to the rains a night before Durga Visarjan I could not shoot the Lokhanwala Durga Puja of Abhijeet Bhattacharya..
I shot all these three Durga pujas with my friend Sagar Bekal.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Getting Ready For The Dhunachi Dance At North Bomby Durga Puja, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Dhunachi is an Indian incense burner used for one of the stages during arati, or ritualized dance worship. It is often used following the arati with the pradip (a lamp with an odd number of wicks).
The dhunachi has a flared shape and is held by a stem with a large cavity at the top, and is traditionally made of earthenware. When made of brass or silver, it needs a longer handle because of the heat. It is lit by placing burning coal at the bottom, which ignites a layer of slow-burning coconut husk, on which incense (usually camphor) is sprinkled.
During the Durga puja in eastern India, it is common to have dhunuchi nritya, or a frenzied dance with the censer, to the accompaniment of feverish dhak rolls. Many puja traditions also organize contests for the best dance, where some performers may go with as many as three dhunuchis - the third one held between the teeth.
Actually my friend Sagar Bekal and me shot the Ram Krishna Mission Durga puja and than came to North Bombay Durgotsab Juhu , but I am posting these now , I am very close to Subir Mukerjee and Samrat Mukerjee .. this was one of the most beautiful Pandal and I am sure Durga Ma must be proud of it as the Mukerjees left no stone unturned , the new venue Tulip was spacious and a lot more roomier than the Balkan Ji BadI at Santacruz..
My 2 year old grand daughter now 5 Marziya Shakir shot the North Bombay Puja for two years this year she had health problems .. she loved shooting Subir Mukerjee because he was always giving her sweets.
I missed her too.. I shot the Dhanuch dance here .. Subirda and Samrat were not there as we had come a bit early.. from here we left to shoot the DN Nagar Durgotsab ..
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Atithi Devo Bhava .. Guest Is God -Bombay Durga Bari Samiti, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
This ends my spiritual sojourn at Bombay Durgabari Samiti Pujo , I came here to showcase the Bengali culture , love of Durga to add it to my 44000 Hindublogs as Hope And Hindutva .. A Message of Peace Hope And Humanity .. and I dont use my pictures or my text for commercial gain , an apprehension the heads of the Samiti had when we were asked to leave .. before the commencement of the Sandhi Pujo .
Atithi Devo Bhava is what Goddess Durga might have said for calling us here ... without her wings we would have not reached here me and my friend Sagar Bekal.
We Thank all at Bombay Durgabari Samiti for this beautiful enlightenment hospitality despite everything else.
Bolo Durga Maiki Jai
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I now continue with my backlog of pictures of Durga Pandals mostly Bengali oriented that I kep on hold to shoot the Visarjan and other topical stuff that I shoot as photojournalism blogs ..
This is Bombay Durgabari Durga Pujo very traditional and exquisite , we left before the start of the Sandhi Puja we left at about 12.17 . am.
I was shooting this with Facebook friend Sagar Bekal.
To post in this series ..
Ramkrishna Mission Durga Pujo
North Bombay Durga Pujo
DN Nagar Durga Pujo
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