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Janeu The Holy Brahmin Thread

Janeu The Holy Brahmin Thread, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Janeu is a consecrated thread that is worn by each and every Hindu Brahmin of India. This holy thread of 'Janeo' suggests the development of a male, from a young boy to a man. It is believed that a boy cannot be surmised as "Dvija" (twice born) until he wears the janeu. Besides the Brahmins, Janeo thread is also worn by the Kshatriyas and Vaishyas. The type of Janeu is different for different caste groups or sects of people of the Indian subcontinent.

One is Brahmgandh Janeu (with 5 knots or 3 knots), which is meant for Brahmins and the other is Vishnugandh Janeu (with one knot), meant for other classes. In case a Brahmin desires to become scholarly in the Vedas, he must wear janeu at 5 years of age. If a Kshatriya desires to gain strength, he should wear janeo at 6 and if a Vaishya desires for success, he must wear the Janeu at 8 years of age. Janeu is generally made of cotton thread; h…

Banganga

Banganga, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Documenting Pitru Paksh At Banganga Walkeshwar

Swami Smarth Puja At Banganga Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh Keeping The Banganga Clean Of Puja Leaves

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar

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

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar

The Hindu Monk

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh.. Prayers For The Dead

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar

Pitru Paksh Banganga Walkeshwar, 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 dark fo…

The Beggars of Banganga On Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh 2012

Pitru Paksh 2012

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh

I Shoot Barbers Like No One Does

Pitru Paksh

Pitru Paksh.. 2012

The Indian Armpit ,,,Is Always A Super Hit ..

Pitru Paksh 2012

The Beggars of Banganga Pitru Paksh

Beggars Of Banganga Pitru Paksh

Armpit Shaving

Pitru Paksh Banganga 2012

Pitru Paksh 2012 Banganga

Pitru Paksh 2012 Banganga

Pitru Paksh 2012 Banganga

Pitru Paksh 2012 Banganga

Pitru Paksh 2012 Banganga

The Pictorially Possessed

The Pictorially Possessed, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

cosmically
holistically
karmically
blessed
sartorially
mid eastern
with a turban
as head dress
no forwarding
address
no worldly
success
shooting
the homeless
marginalized
beggars others
humanly
oppressed
lepers with
stumps
oozing pus
blood abscess
pilgrims in
distress
madmen
insane
lunatics
dispossessed

Netaji Salgira Mubarak Ho

Netaji Salgira Mubarak Ho, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

lambi umar tak
seat par chitke raho
doodh main naho
pyaz main palo
mummy ne kaha
yeh bar netaji
ko phul ke bajaye
100 rupaye kilo
ki onions do..
toh pure 5 kilo
onions apki birthday
par mubarak ho
apko aur party ki
jai ho..apki zindagi
main ho overflow
dher sari benami
property apki ho
petrol pump
dance bar
school college
hospital newspaper
malls sab kuch
ap par nichawar ho
ap ke shesht hathon
main sada power ho
may you grow
may you grow
apke dushman ki
aiechi go..
hardik subheccha
apko apki birthday
mubarak ho


Alif Zabar Aa Alif Zer Ae Alif Pesh O

Abba Ne Kaha Unse Keh Do 5 Bore Pyaz Ke Jahez Main De

Abba Ne Kaha Unse Keh Do 5 Bore Pyaz Ke Jahez Main De, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

warne apni
beti ki shadi
kahin aur karein
hamara beta
honar uska
intezar bilkul
na karein
hamein nahi
chaihye rupya
motor dukan
bungla yeh
sab hamare
thokar main hai
hame chaiye pyaz
ke bore ,,hame
age bore na karen

Tamatar Aur Pyaz Main Ho Gaya Jhagda

Tamatar Aur Pyaz Main Ho Gaya Jhagda, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

gandu tamatar
jalne laga .
onion ka bhav
sunkar machalne
laga ,..kyon waqt
ne ki ye dagah
upar se neeche
gusse main usne
onion se kaha
dekh ek din teri
bajaunga bahut
chup raha ..netao
se milkar tu
bhav khane laga
sale kale kalute
hamare pao ke
neeche thi teri jagah

We Are Two Branches Of A Peaceful Tree

We Are Two Branches Of A Peaceful Tree, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
overladen
with hope
harmony
humanity
humility
hospitality
our religion
diverse
different
but shares
the lyrics
of equality
soundless
soliloquy
of peace
touches
the truth
of our
dichotomy
i am as
much
a hindu
my cultural
inheritance
my indianness
my one and only
true natural identity
cosmic karmic
cause effect
reality ...

Shaving The Indian Armpit ..

Shaving The Indian Armpit .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

where
wisdom
of the
indian man
sits ,,a powerful
force in worse
calamities
a source of
kinetic energy
emits ...dropping
a man dead if
it hits the nostrils
a diabolical blow
transmits.. the
indian armpit
lives in crowded
suburban trains
at kumbh melas
holistic benefit
of the common man
for the common man
by the common man
a democratic ..criteria
with a personality split