Thursday, December 13, 2012
I share a message I received at Flickr mail.. from a fellow Mumbaikar settled abroad .. made me happy .
Subject: thanks for your images sir
Date: 13th December, 2012
I am a frequest visitor of your photostream and just love the images there.
I just feel I am transported back to Mumbai.
Moharram, Chath puja, Ganesh Visarjan.... don't think there's anyone who captures the spirit of each of them, and in as detail, as you do.
I would like to say thanks to you for all the efforts you put in.
Hope to meet you in person someday.
PS: love your writing too :)
These are pictures of Chath Puja celebrated by the Biharis of Mumbai that is performed at Juhu Beach,. This year due to the sad demise of Shree Balasaheb Thackeray the fesat was subdued and low key , I shot this but kept the pictures on hold because I was leaving for Hyderabad to shoot Moharam there .
I am a photo journalist blogger showcasing my beloved city , my culture and my surroundings..I shot this barefeet despite serious injury to my leg, and carried this injury to Hyderabad too..
This was the first time I arrived late to Juhu Beach and did not shoot the pictures of the ladies appeasing the sun god entering the sea in waist deep waters.
I chose to shoot the people on the beach instead and the ladies drying their wet sarees..and I have shot this feast for many years.
Otherwise I hardly come to Juhu, only during Gauri Visarjan and Durga Visarjan.
And of course during the cheek piercing by the Hindu Tamils on Marriamman feast day.
I have promised my Tamil friends I will pierce my cheeks with a 21 feet rod next year with them as a token of my respect for their culture and their devotion to humanity.