Shot it at Gangasagar Fair .Gangasagar Mela(fair) is the largest fair celebrated in West Bengal (INDIA). This fair is held where the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal form a nexus. Hence the name Gangasagar Mela. This festival is celebrated during January every year and is a major attraction for millions of pilgrims from all over India.
The pilgrims come for a holy dip on Makar Sankranti (last day of the Bengali Month) Magha -Mid January. They take dips in the Ganges and offer water to the Sun God. The dip, as they say, purifies their 'self' and according to them, 'punya' can be obtained thus. When they are done with the ritual obligations, they head towards the Kapilmuni Temple situated nearby, to worship the deity as a mark of respect......
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supi4u (599) 2010-01-28 7:12
Wonderful composition and POV. The photo control here at right moment . It also prove the unity in diversity Very well done TFS
TopGeo (38208) 2010-01-28 7:27
Subir! Impressive image of the ritual of female hands and fire in special moment!
Morac (27723) 2010-01-28 9:01
Like all other photos on this theme, it is absolutely beautiful.
Thank you for you to offer us.
celmaleite (4974) 2010-01-28 14:10
O ritual é maravilhoso e tem uma linda orígem. A imagem é atraente, alegre, rica e cheia de cores. Um excelente registro, parabéns!
planetphotoet13 (1099) 2010-01-28 16:12
Very interesting,beautifull,rare and religions scene good in India, your photo have also a good POV,contrast,sharpness and collors, we can see the fire very well, congratulations!!! TFS,
I wish a excelent Friday 4 u,
Hugs from Brazil,