Photographer's Note


I took this shot on Mahalaya (18th September'09) - the day when many throng to the banks of river Ganga, clad in dhotis to offer Tarpan in memory of their deceased forefathers. People in the pre-dawn hours pray for their demised relatives and take holy dips in the Ganges. This ritual is known as 'Tarpan'. This day bears immense significance for the Bengalis. It is according to the myths that Sree Rama hastily performed Durga Puja just before he set for Lanka to rescue Sita from Ravana.
Mahalaya signifies the termination of Pitri Paksha and the beginning of Devi Paksha, thus ushering in the season of religious festivals. Durgotsav, as this festival is known in Bengal, commences from Mahalaya – this is the day that Goddess Durga is supposed to begin her journey with her children from her husband Shiva’s abode in Mount Kailash in the Himalayas to her parental home in the plains.

I have made a mini series on this occassion. This one is the first of that. Rest are coming very soon :)
Hope you will like it. Please feel free to criticize.

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  • Copyright: Krishnendu Saha (TheNoOne) (17)
  • Genre: Ludzie
  • Medium: Czarno-białe
  • Date Taken: 2009-09-18
  • Categories: ¦więta
  • Na¶wietlenie: f/3.2, 1/125 sekund
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-09-20 23:13
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