Skip to main content


Showing posts from February 21, 2012

My Grand Daughter Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old Shoots Me On Canon 7D

My Grand Daughter Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old Shoots Me On Canon 7D, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 225,430 items / 1,860,202 views

I am 59 years old I learnt photography pretty late in life and I am still learning I have yet to understand the complexities of the Canon 7 D Manual..I am trying to get the hang of this new Canon camera , as I always used the Nikon , others shot with Canon I preferred my hardy blood thirsty gulal friendly Nikon D 80..ideal for street photography.. I shot Ashura with my head cut blood seeping into my lens and viewfinder I shot Lalbagh Chya Raja visarjan my camera cloaked in vermilion gulal..I shot Durga visarjan with sea water splashing my face and my camera lens , like the Mee Mumbaikar Bong I would not let Ma Durge leave me alone on the shore I walked in to the waist deep waters and she would push me back gently with each wave..but I would not let her go shooting her journey for posterity..

I shot India my India is different real pulsa…

Mahashivratri Puja 2012

Mahashivratri Puja 2012, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Shiva Prayer
For the devotees of Lord Shiva here is a collection of Lord Shiva Prayers with meaning! Devotees seeking blessings of Lord Shiva must recite Shiv Prarthana with sincerity and faith.

Lord Shiva Prayer - I
Om Sarva Mangal Manglaye Shivay Sarvaarth Sadhike
Sharanye Trayambake Gauri Narayaani Namostu Te
Oh the divine couple Shiva Parvati !
O ! Thee, the protectors of this universe,
Along with Lords Brahma and Vishnu
We pray to You for our well-being, prosperity and the enlightenment of our souls.

Lord Shiva Prayer - II
This mantra is a prayer to Lord Shiva who is addressed as Sankara and Trayambaka. Sankara means giver of blessings: (sana = blessings, Kara = the Giver). Trayambaka is the three eyed one, where the third eye signifies the giver of knowledge, which destroys ignorance and releases us from the cycle of death and rebirth.

Om Namastestu Bhagavan
Visvesaraya Mahadevaya
Trayambakaya Tripurantakaya

Mahashivratri Puja 2012

Mahashivratri Puja 2012, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Shivaratri Pooja
Shivaratri Pooja has been given tremendous significance in Hindu mythology. It is said that ritual worship of Lord Shiva on a Shivaratri day pleases Lord Shiva the most. Devotees further believe that by pleasing Lord Shankara on the auspicious Shivaratri day, a person is absolved of past sins and is blessed with Moksha or salvation.

Merits of Shivaratri Puja
According to Shiva Purana, sincere worship of Lord Shiva yields merits including spiritual growth for the devotees. It also provides extensive details on the right way to perform Shivratri Puja.

Shiva Purana further says that performing abhisheka of Shiva Linga with six different dravyas including milk, yoghurt, honey, ghee, sugar and water while chanting Sri Rudram, Chamakam and Dasa Shanthi pleases Lord Shiva the most. According to the mythology, each of these dravya used in the abhisheka blesses a unique quality:
Milk is for the blessing o…

Mahashivratri - Om Shree Ganesha

Mahashivratri - Om Shree Ganesha, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. ॐ नमः शिवाय
समय का इकतारा जब बोले,
जल, थल, नभ मैं मधुरस घोले,
ॐ .......

जग के दुःख संताप रे मनवा, जब तुझको तडपाये, (2)
मोह माया के जूठे बंधन, जब तुझको भरमाये
जपना मुखसे होले होले ..........

जप तप में ही सच्चा सुख है, क्या लेना छल बल से,
पतित पावन नाम है उसका,
उसके नाम के जल से, जीवन की चदरिया धोले, ..............

कर्म ही सच्चा ज्ञान योग है, कर्म ही कर जीवन मैं,
करले कर्म की उत्तम खेती, दुनिया के उपवन मैं,
दया धरम का बिजित बोले ..................

Mahashivratri And The Dam Madar Malang

Mahashivratri And The Dam Madar Malang, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Every year I shoot the Mahashivratri feast either at Satghare Ram Mandir Bandra Bazar Road or the Jari Mari Temple SV Road opp the Bandra Talao.

However this year I was up to my gills in work , a new working environment that made me forget about terms of photography, I had too much on my hands I had to rush to town for some important work, and I had carried my EOS Canon 7D ...on my way back to Bandra before Dagdi Chawl I saw this statue of Lord Shiva , as a divine interpretation , I stopped my cab and shot a few frames as an offering for my Hindu brothers on Mahashivratri day..

And I remembered my Naga Gur Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj of Juna Akhada desire to go with him to Junagadh remains unfulfilled till date , perhaps I will meet him at the Kumbh..if the Lord Wills ..

And today on Mahashivratri day I booked my train tickets for Ajmer as I have to renew my pledge to my Dam Mada…

Mahashivratri and Tandav...The Beggar Poet and The Nagas

Mahashivratri and Tandav...The Beggar Poet and The Nagas, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
225,409 items / 1,859,640 views

bam bam
ham aur ap
rahenge sath
sath jiyenge
sath marenge
karenge hamesha
insaniyat ki bat
dharam aur karam
ek jism aur do hath
a single chosen
on the soul
of humanity
meeting at a point
two different paths
Mother India
satyamave jayate

Shiva Tandava
Lord Shiva is also known as Nataraj, the Dancing God. This divine art form is performed by Lord Shiva and his divine consort Goddess Parvati. The dance performed by Lord Shiva is known as Tandava. Shiva’s Tandava is a vigorous dance that is the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution. Tandava depicts his violent nature as the destroyer of the universe.

Characteristics of Tandava Dance
According to scholars, ‘Characteristics of the Tandava Dance’ have been described in the fourth chapter of Bharat Muni’s Nata Shastra, which is referred to as …