Diwali is festival of lights. Though a Hindu festival, in India people across all religions celebrate Diwali enthusiastically. Diwali is generally considered of main 5 days but officially begins on Vasubaras day and ends on the Tulsi Lagna day. The 5 main days in Diwali are1. Dhanteras2. Naraka Chaturdashi3. Lakshmi Pujan4. Diwali Padwa5. Bhai DoojSometimes two of the days (above specified are hindu calendar days) can be inclusive as one in our normal calender because Hindu... continue reading
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As they are rightly called, Indian weddings are a riot of fun and colours. It is a 4-5 days long event covering different rituals like Haldi, Mehendi, Sangeet, Puja and the final Wedding ceremony. With so many events it is a lot of fun as well as pressure for the photographer to not lose out on any important custom. The key trick, especially for a candid photographer is to capture the emotions right. Extra batteries are a must in these day long events.Below are some of my clicks of an Indian Hindu... continue reading
Vijayadasami also known as Dussehra ia an important Hindu festival celebrated in a variety of ways in India and Nepal. Dasa-hara is a form of Dasanan ravan. The day marks the victory of Durga over the demon Mahishasura and Ram killing Ravana. continue reading
Varanasi is often known as 'The Sacred city of India'. Many people also refer to it as oldest Hindu city. For an India-Tour everyone always keeps this place in their plan by default. We, photographers call it as 'Paradise for Street Photography'. We have also seen some very old foreign people come here for vacations, rent a hotel on the bank of river Ganges and enjoy the ancient ambiance through out their stay.According to legend, the city was founded by the Hindu deity Lord Shiva, several... continue reading
Hi,one of my pictures appeared among the pictures presented under the title "member's choice". Does it mean that it was really selected by DT members in some mysterious way, or it is just due to a random selection?Nevertheless it is nice to see the picture not only on my profile:)This is a picture: continue reading
Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, is famous the world over as one of the holiest of Hindu sites. It attracts Hindu’s from all over India and the world to worship and to bathe in the sacred waters of the River Ganges. For visitors such as myself, it is one of the “must visit” places in India, despite its reputation for also being one of the dirtiest and most congested cities in India. The city’s focus is the Ghats lining the northern side of the river for about 3 miles from... continue reading
Come September, and India lights up with the pomp of Ganesh festival. The festival called Ganesh Chaturthi in India was started as a public festival by a freedom fighter in the city of Pune. The festival was celebrated as a private festival in every Hindu household before the Indian freedom struggle. The freedom fighter, Lokamanya Tilak, started the festival to get the people united and enjoy their culture. It was a unique move by this freedom fighter, which he achieved with the Ganpati visarjana... continue reading
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