Durga Puja, the most happening festival of the Bengalis can be sensed with its spurt of fanfare on all the five days of the festival. This autumnal festival recalls the power of female (Matri) Shakti (Power) symbolized by the Goddess Durga who slays asura (evil) to reestablish peace and sanctity on earth again.
Bengalis all over the world during these days of Durga Puja rejoice to their heart's content reconnecting with friends and relatives. Durga Puja is an occasion when the familiar sound of Dhak, Dhunuchi nachh,the mild fragrance of Shiuli, gives a familiar tug to every Bengali heart.
This picture is of the famous DHUNUCHI NACH (Dhunuchi Dance) performed by a lady in front of the goddess on the Maha Aastami evening.
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papon (1487) 2008-10-08 1:10
Excellent capture of this smoke and action...
JLG (2086) 2008-10-08 2:37
magnifique cette photo ,l'ambiance est particulierement bien rendue
du tres bon travail
dArpAn (499) 2008-10-08 6:56
Pinakie- today itself I was discussing with my office mates abt this particular dance.
Came to know that it is performed all days, but on ashtami, its held as a competition...
Lovely atmosphere here. I can feel the energy (and smoke ;-))...
sayanwithsenice (758) 2008-10-08 8:38
Great great capture of one of the most traditional dance in Durga PUja is kolkata.. I like the smokes that created such a beautiful drama in this photograph.. Perhaps it could have been be better if you would have just focused on the lady.. You see I dont find the background very suitable with the object ( kinda disturbances actually , just my point of view you or other may disagree ..) .
yedirenk (11244) 2008-10-10 16:04
A great moment,very impressive smoky atmosphere.light,colours and details are superb.very nice festival ceremony photo from İndia.well done.TFS
photographer123 (6246) 2008-10-12 7:44
good shot..smoke made the shot...well done..best wishes..subir
TopGeo (38202) 2008-10-23 10:01
Hi Pinakie! They is a difficult choice of your scene here! It has good elements! You could give the meaning of ceremony however! Good the view of lady in from their smoke! I thank you.
umutlu101 (13537) 2009-02-06 3:22
superb belle photo! mistique!
rodgerg (55767) 2009-02-06 6:24
A very nice portrait, a scene very well collected. The smok and the harmony of colours are very nice. Good balance in the composition too with the lady well located in the image. An intereting note too.
Good and interesting photowork for TE.
have a good WE,
Jardim (3243) 2009-02-12 13:22
Beautiful image, i like of these misteryous atmosphere and dance. I made a ws i hope you like it.
ktanska (24758) 2009-03-12 7:06
Very dunamic view with the smoke and dancer. Low light very well captured. Spectators make a nice colourful background. The boy with quite different clothing brings an element of surprise.
batalay (35559) 2012-03-06 22:02
Welcome back to Trekearth after a sabbatical of five years. This is a genuinely memorable shot withe which to make your debut. Angshuman Chaterjee had submitted a couple of photos from this festival, with the colorful outfits, the incense filled temple with light penetrating the smoke, and creating a glow. The young woman's sari is beautiful — silver and gold trim. The frame complements the photo exquisitely.
archimatica (20325) 2012-03-07 6:53
Great capture, full of atmosphere, with a mid-career defined lines and the look of people who lead the vision.
clic (14890) 2012-03-07 7:00
Thanks for your visit Pinakie.
Light breeze on stage that wraps the performer of incence fumes, giving her airs of deity for an outstanding exotic scenery!