Banganga or Banganga Tankis an ancient water tank which is part of the Walkeshwar Temple Complex in Malabar Hill area of Mumbai in India.
Tank was built in the 1127 AD, by Lakshman Prabhu, a minister in the court of Silhara dynasty kings of Thane. The tank was rebuilt in 1715 AD, out of a donation for the Walkeshwar Temple by Rama Kamath. The main temple, has been reconstructed since then and is at present a reinforced concrete structure of recent construction. Banganga in Mythology
Banganga Temple shikhara According to local legend, it sprang forth when the Hindu god Ram, the exiled hero of the epic Ramayana, stopped at the spot five thousand years ago in search of his kidnapped wife Sita. As the legend goes, overcome with fatigue and thirst, Rama asked his brother Lakshmana to bring him some water. Laxman instantly shot an arrow into the ground, and water gushed forth from the gro…
I shoot the entire length and breadth from each side and I consider myself lucky when Banganga boat owners allow me to use their boat and shoot from it capturing the essence of peace hope humanity .. and I dont shoot just a few pictures I shoot a eternity ..
I promote harmony through my pictures I dont just trumpet my own religion through my Faceboook status .. I am a Shia Muslim and water is the Essence of Truth of my Faith ..Hussain is Humanity I shoot Humanity in all its diverse color ..
And every religious season that affects my city affects me too, the tree of life changes its color .. I shot the Ganesh feast the Visarjan now I will shoot the Durga pandals later the Visarjan and than get ready to shoot Bakra Eid namaz ..
And come Moharam I shall do the Tandav .. cut my head on Ashura as a protest against an evil called Yazidiyat .. ..to the chant of …
Pitru Paksha (Sanskrit: पितृ पक्ष), also spelt as Pitr paksha or Pitri paksha, (literally "fortnight of the ancestors") is a 16–lunar day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors (Pitrs), especially through food offerings. The period is also known as Pitru Pakshya, Pitri Pokkho, Sola Shraddha ("sixteen shraddhas"), Kanagat, Jitiya, Mahalaya Paksha and Apara paksha. Pitru Paksha is considered by Hindus to be inauspicious, given the death rite performed during the ceremony, known as Shraddha or tarpan. In southern and western India, it falls in the Hindu lunar month of Bhadrapada (September–October), beginning with the full moon day (Purnima) that occurs immediately after the Ganesh festival and ending with the new moon day known as Sarvapitri amavasya, Mahalaya amavasya or simply Mahalaya. In North India and Nepal, this period corresponds to the da…
People using this picture to attack Mr Salman Khurshid and his wife Mrs Louise Khurshid under India Against Corruption is in real bad taste ,.. it hurts me this beggar who is very close to me and it would hurt Mr Salman Khurshid and his wife too .. attacking people by morphing my picture is in bad taste and I hope my dear friend Mayank Gandhi Sab and ,,Ruben Robocop Mascrenhas take note of it and have it removed ...
This is blatant stealing of my creativity and my copyrighted picture ..
I have also participated in India Against Corruption but did not expect their standards of attacking to stoop to this level..
This picture was morphed and placed at Facebook posted by Asish Arora on his Facebook timeline .. it was bought to my notice by another Facebook friend Bharat J Gandhi..
I was at Mrs Punam Sinhas house with my wife last night to deliver Sirs clothes when my wife saw the swelling of my feet , so from her house my wife bought me to the local bone setter near Bandra Jumma Masjid I dont go to orthopedists at all..and than he set it right , a painful process used lep and has called me tomorrow.
So I have to take it easy he told me ..and it was the first time I was not carrying my camera or I would have shot him fixing me leg..
And today I wish everyone an auspicious start to the Durga festival to all my friends ..
One regret this is the first time I or my grand daughter did not shoot the Durga workshops ...no time at all ...
Most of these basket weavers are inter related from one area of their hometown.. with the basket weavers of Mahim Mori Road or the Basket weavers from Mahim near the fishing village ..
They live on the pavements and sleep on the roads and it was at the one commune outside the Mahim station , where a drunk taxi driver , tried to molest a child under the mosquito net, on being apprehended by them slapped and allowed to go instead of being sent to a cop staion , in anger he came back and in inebriated state drove his cab over the sleeping children and the people seriously injuring a few that were being treated at Bhabha Hospital.
He left his cab and ran , but he was caught soon enough turns out he is a North Indian migrant , and he was angry so he drove his cab into the sleeping people ..I dont know more than what I read from the newspaper.
I have a suspected hair line fracture on my ankle , so I could hardly be adventurous . however I just got my feet checked at the local Bandra bone setter and he has set it right just now .. I shall be walking with a limp for sometime the Pitru Paksh this morning shoot has aggravated the problem..