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The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
On his arms
are needles
on which cluster
of limes will hang
through his cheeks
a 21 feet rod the pain
the spiritual pangs
on their feet bells
sing and clang
on his back
two huge steel hooks
pulling a truck..
the tamilian angst
a festival that
pays tribute to
mother marriammen
the drum beats .
with a soulful bang
the tamils genial gang
the women with hot
pots on their head
a trishul piercing
their tongue
a moment in
timelessness
overhangs

traditions
of hope humanity
from culture sprang

Shooting The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

I Shoot Hope But You See It As A Picture I Shoot Pain

I Shoot Hope But You See It As A Picture I Shoot Pain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
i shoot
the poetry of
life its lyrical
strain as it
reflects on
my soul
my cosmic brain
i shoot pain
i shoot pain
a follower of
humanity
a follower
of hussain
with every
picture
my sanity
i regain
my cosmic
longings
my legs
held in
chains


i shoot pain
if the rituals
dont hurt him
why should
you complain

The Silhouette of Pain

The Silhouette of Pain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

does it have
its source
in the heart
or the cosmic
brain ..hope
where faith
is born
ingrained
where it
blooms
lives
remains
i shot
the poetry
of life
a picture
it became
religions
are different
but god
the maker
is one
the same
called by
different
names

Faith Moves Mountains ..

Faith Moves Mountains .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

for the skeptic
it can be
superstition
but for
the believer
it is his
cultural tradition
from where life
began ..reliving
it through customs
rituals time and again
before you pass
judgement on another
persons religion .
understand
dont just build
a fence
a poem in
their defense
this happens
only in india
captured
as poetry
of life
by my lens

The Silhouette Of Pain

Ma Mujhe Shakti De

The Cosmic Eye ...Does Not Lie

The Cosmic Eye ...Does Not Lie, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

embedded
deep down
in the forehead
it pierces the soul
of truth it thrives
to relive a moment
that does not die
the vagaries of
debate dialogue
diatribe it rises
it survives
a new thought
in a new guise
poetically
to surmise
a foolish
moment
now appears
wisdom wise

The Reality Of Pain

The Reality Of Pain ,,,

The Mahim Beach Makes Me Cry...

The Mahim Beach Is A Lavatory ,,,, You Dont Have To Pay For Shitting ,,,

The Mahim Beach ,, Even God Cant Save It ..

god save the girl child of india ...my 99500 tweet

The Mahim Fort Is An Insult To Our Heritage And Humanity

documenting the rod piercers of goddess marriamen

we build useless skywalks sea links for rich people .. but have no money to build toilets for the poor public

The Bhaiyya Was Crying When The Onion Prices Went Up The Ceiling ,,

The Kolis of Mahim Macchimar Colony

Tamils Are Born Beautiful Never Needed Fair And Lovely Creams .....

The Cheek Piercers of Mahim Macchimar Colony

Docummenting Another Mans Religion And Faith Is Documenting Hope Humanity

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

God Forgive The Rich Guide The Poor

Goddess Marriamman

Possession The Goddess Enters the Body of Ganesh the Head Priest

The Rod Piercers Of Goddess Marriammen

Cheek Piercing Mahim Beach

Cheek Piercing Mahim Beach

Cheek Piercing Mahim Beach

Cheek Piercing Mahim Beach

Rod Piercing ,, Marriammen Feast Macchimar Colony Mahim

Women Of India - Marriammen Feast Macchimar Colony Mahim

Twitter Is An Outlet For Pouring Out Hate Bigotry Narrowmindedness

Twitter Is An Outlet For Pouring Out Hate Bigotry Narrowmindedness, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
an open for all
hate spread
abuses dirty
language
hold your
breath

political vendetta
religious sparring
trolling spamming
sexual abuse women
bashing ,,porn
life and death

Goddess Marriammen Cures Small Pox ,,

Goddess Marriammen Cures Small Pox ,,, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Mariamman

Māri (Tamil: மாரி), also known as Mariamman (Tamil: மாரியம்மன்) and Mariaai (Marathi: मरी आई), both meaning "Mother Mari", spelt also Maariamma (Tamil: மாரியம்மா), or simply Amman or Aatha (Tamil: அம்மன், "mother") is the South Indian Hindu goddess who can take away any kind of illness and a fertitility goddess. She is the main South Indian mother goddess, predominant in the rural areas of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Māri is closely associated with the Hindu goddesses Parvati[clarification needed] and Durga[clarification needed] . Goddess Mariamman and Goddess Kali are closely associated with each other. But , it does not mean that they are the same . They are two different goddesses[clarification needed]
Festivities for her happen during the late summer, early autumm season of "Aadi". Throughout the deccan region, grand festival kn…

My India ..A Moment That Lasts Forever

As A Street Photographer I Chose To Shoot My Cultural Heritage

As A Street Photographer I Chose To Shoot My Cultural Heritage, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

i had no
wish to
be an
ornamental
fish in an aquarium
or a fancy bird
in a gilded cage
i decided to
become a malang
later renounce life
become a mystic
sage ..or die young
i do not wish to age
i shoot humanity
blood gore rage
people take umbrage
i do not shoot to
satisfy your bigotry
or your narrow
mindedness
i do not take
a wage nor
your salary
you cannot
buy me
or images
on this page

life is a drop of tear
evolving this moment
to another stage ..


i refuse to change
i want nothing
in exchange
i am a silhouette
a shadow ..
in a crowded hall
might sound strange

Cheek Piercing With a Rod

Cheek Piercing With Rod Marriammen Feast Sion Koliwada

Hanging From Hooks Attached To The Body ..From A Pulley On a Crane ..Marriammen Feast Sion Koliwada

This Is The India I Shoot