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Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar 2012

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar 2012

Banganga Tank Walkeshwar

Banganga Tank Walkeshwar, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

From Wikipedia


Banganga or Banganga Tankis an ancient[1] 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.[2][3]
The tank was rebuilt in 1715 AD, out of a donation for the Walkeshwar Temple by Rama Kamath.[4] The main temple, has been reconstructed since then and is at present a reinforced concrete structure of recent construction.
[edit]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…

Zindagi Ek Nao Hai ..Internet Ke Bad Duniya Ek Gaon Hai

Pitru Paksh 2012 Banganga Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh 2012 Banganga Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh 2012 Banganga Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh 2012 Banganga Walkeshwar, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I shoot Pitru Paksh every year since 2005 .

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 Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar 2012

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar 2012, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

From Wikipedia

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.[1][2][3]
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…

Atithi Devo Bhava Guest Is God

Morphing This Picture To Attack Anybody Is In Very Poor Taste ..

Morphing This Picture To Attack Anybody Is In Very Poor Taste .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 247,759 items / 2,053,261 views


The Crippled Beggar of Dhai Djinn Ka Jhopda Ajmer

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..

The Beggars of Banganga On Pitru Paksh

The Beggars of Banganga On Pitru Paksh

Mere hathon ki lakeeron mai yeh aib chupa hai Mai jis shakhs ko choo loon wo mera nahi rehta

Indian Society Has Created Beggars To Appease The Soul Of The Rich Man By Bribing God

The North Indian Migrant Of Mumbai..

Khao Achar Khatam Karo Bhrashtachar ...Sajan Us Taraf Nadiya Par

The Narrow Lane That Leads To The Banganga Tank -

I Hate Two Things On Facebook Being Tagged And Being Added To A Group Without My Permission

I Hate Two Things On Facebook Being Tagged And Being Added To A Group Without My Permission, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
And it is time Mr Marc Zuckerburg did something about this stupid juvenile aspect of Facebook and Fuck Facebook Pokes ..

I Shoot This As Barber Specialty ..Armpit Shaving

If You Are As Crazy About Barbers As I Am Than This Is The Place

If You Are As Crazy About Barbers As I Am Than This Is The Place, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

And I shot .. in limitation because all my memory cards were stolen recently during Lalbagh Chya Raja procession , just to shoot all this I bought 3 cards of 8 Gb ..

Religious Tonsure On Pitru Paksh

Shaving The Indian Armpit Is a Poetic Art ..

Most of the Barbers Are Happy That I Shoot Them On Pitru Paksh Every Year

I Shot All This For 3 Hours On A Leg With Suspected Hairline Fracture ..

I Shot All This For 3 Hours On A Leg With Suspected Hairline Fracture .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
And nothing happened , but what really caused me a lot of pain was walking the steps of Bandra Station and than the long walk on the skywalk from the top till Lucky hotel signal.

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 ...

I continue from where I left off .. Pitru Paksh Banganga 2012

if you dont have a soul of a poet ..shot posturing as a photographer for gods sake

pity those who talk about fine art photography dont even know what street photography is all about

pity those who talk about fine art photography dont even know what street photography is all about, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
And those mogul badshahs of camera clubs that looked down on photo bloggers are time pass are now working overtime on Facebook.. wah reh teri duniya ..

My Camera Does Not Live In Veiled Silence ..It Weeps With Humanity Too

This Was A Short Series I Shot After The Lal Mitti Bandra Fire

This Was A Short Series I Shot After The Lal Mitti Bandra Fire, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

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.

But I know one thing living in Mu…

My Mentor Mr Yusuf Lakdawala of Carter Road

After The Death Of The Common Man His Widow And Kids Took To Begging The Streets

The Common Man Committed Suicide ..Under Netajis Car

This Was As Far I Could Go To Shoot .. Most of The Destruction Was Behind This

Waqt Kii, Paaband Hai.N, Aatee Jaate, Raunake, Waqt Hai, Phuulo.N Kii Sej, Waqt Hai, Kaa.NTo.N Kaa Taaj,

Waqt Kii, Ghardishthe Hai.N, Chaand Sitaaro.N Ka Nizam, Waqt Kii, Tokar Mei.N Hai.N, Kya Hukumath,Kya Samaj

Aadamii Ko, Chaahiye, Waqt Se, Dar Kar Rahe Kaun Jaane, Kis Gha.Dii, Waqt Kaa, Badale Mijaaz,

Khal Yahaan, Basti Thi Khusiyaan, Aaj Hai, Maatum Bahaar, Waqt Laaya Tha, Bahaaren, Waqt Laaya Hai Kiza.

Media Will Take The Byte And Go Away..The Blog Keeps Pain Alive

The One Person Who Always Helps People In Distress is Salman Khan

The One Person Who Always Helps People In Distress is Salman Khan, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Even during the last fire here at Nargis Dutt Nagar he went out of his way to help the people who had lost everything and that was a major fire total destruction..

The Unfortunate Whose Huts Got Burnt - Lal Mitti Bandra Reclamation Fire

The Unfortunate Whose Huts Got Burnt - Lal Mitti Bandra Reclamation Fire, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Actually what I shot is a few huts in the front , but the major destruction was at the back that I could not access , the water for this was thrown from the Bandra Reclamation bridge.

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..