Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I continue with my pitru paksh journey into the realm of dreams

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I was shooting from the boat and Bipin Kokate Midday photographer humble soul was kind enough to take a few pictures ..and shooting from the boat got me closer to the soul of the North India Brahmin appeasing the soul of his ancestors on the banks of the Banganga.

I shot almost 2 more 8 GB cards of this feast very close to my heart because of its spiritual element and the barbers on the roads ...I have been shooting this feast for 8 years now...

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The Barefeet Blogger In The Boat at Banganga


The boatman asked me if I knew to swim , I told him yes but also reminded him that my camera could not swim .. so please keep that in mind .. and he began to row the boat while I shot pictures ,,

Hope Humanity On The Banks Of Banganga

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar 2012

Flowers Of Peace ...

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar 2012

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar 2012

Pitru Paksh

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Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar 2012



The dark half of the Ashwin (September-October) is observe as Pitra Paksha throughout the Hindu world.In Hinduism, Pitru Paksha is the rituals performed by relatives for the departed souls of dead ancestors, parents and relatives.
Shradha is offered to the dead and departed ancestors of the family. On each day of the fortnight, oblations of water and pindas or balls of rice and meal are offered to the dead relatives by the surviving relatives.
A Shraddha is not a funeral ceremony but a supplement to such a ceremony. It is an act of reverential homage to a dead person performed by relatives, and is supposed to supply the dead with strengthening nutriment after the performance of the previous funeral ceremonies has endowed the ethered bodies. It is believed that until Shraddha has been performed the deceased relative is a preta or a restless, wandering ghost and has no real body. Only after the Shraddha, he attains a position among the Petris or Divine Father in their blissful abode called pitri-loka. It is trditionally believed that a Shraddha is most desirable and efficacious when done by a son.
The eldest son or some other elder male member of the family performs Shraddha in honour of the dead and offers oblations. Part of the food-offering is also given to the cows and the crows. Brahmins are fed and given dakshina, for it is believed that whatever is given to the Brahmins also reaches the departed souls. Khir, a sweet milk and rice preparation, is especially prepared and offered to the pitris on this occasion. On the last day of the fortnight,i.e. on the Amavasya oblations are offered to all those those dead ancestors whose tithi of death is not known. In Brahma Purana the significance of this ceremony is described. During Pitra Paksha shaving of the beard, cutting of the hair, wearing of new clothes, paring of the nails are not allowed.

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