This morning at about 10.30 am I took a cab left for Dadar barefeet and reached Ranade Road to shoot Dahi Handi 2012.
I try not to miss this event for two reasons one I feel my late Guru Prof BW Jatkar comes down to earth in spirit to shoot this feast, as we both shot it together when he was alive.
And the second reason I get to meet old photographer friends , as shooting the dahi handi has nothing to do with photography more an annual reunion and bonding of lost friends.
And sadly I met just a few old friends like Danish Siddique Reuters Pratik Koli and Nitin Sonawane Times group, and this year the crowds were missing at Dadar as most of the guys who break the handis were heading to venues that offered big prize money in lacs ..
So it was quite depressing I walked away after shooting some frames towards Khandke building and than went to Smarth studio Dadar art studio of…
I shot most of my pictures from the road , I did not feel like going to the skywalk, I wanted proximity of spiritual peace and later much later I went up and shot a few frames from the sky walk..I did not shoot much ,and I shot the children Idd hugging picture that the parents generously give of the kids for for the next days lucky to be there in the newspapers.. The kids too have learnt the task of posing for the cameras , these kids are the best along with the sole girl.. they are the most wanted by the camera folks even bloggers like me..
I shoot the namaz barefeet as I do not want to disrespect the sanctity of the namaz with footwear..
About Eid Al Addha or Bakra Idd
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Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى ‘Īd al-’Aḍḥá, IPA: [ʕiːd al ʔadˁˈħaː], "feast of sacrifice") or "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is an important re…
Hazrat Abbas Description: Name: Abbas Title: Qamar-e-Bani Hashim Designation: Alamdar/Flag Bearer Kunyat: Abul Fazl Father: Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib Mother: Fatima Bint-e-Hazam Born: 7 Rajab/4 Shabaan (645 AD) Died: 10 Moharram 61 AH (680 AD) Martyred by: Sword on Ashura Buried: Karbala, Iraq Lived: 34 years More Details1 More Details2 Hazrat Abbas Introduction:
Hazrat Abbas was the son of Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Talib. His mother's name was Fatima Binte Hazam bin Khalid Ibn-e-Rabi'e Ibn-e-Amer Kalbi. She was also known as 'Ummul Baneen'. She belonged to the clan of Banu Kilah, which was one the noblest families amongst the Hashimites and famous for the bravery and valour of its warriors.
Some years after the martyrdom of Fatema Zehra (S.A.), Imam Ali (A.S.) asked his brother Aqil to offer the marriage proposal to a woman from a brave progeny. Being so knowledgeable in this …