last year's winter i was in Gangasagar. I met this SADHU BABA during GANGASAGAR MELA(Fair). He was dancing with a folk song.. I clicked his photo..
Sagar Island lies on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata. It belongs to the Republic of India and is governed by the State government of West Bengal. The island is large ó with an area of around 300 km≤. It has 43 villages and a population of over 160,000.
This island is a famous Hindu pilgrim place. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (mid of January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer puja in the Kapil Muni Temple.
Gangasagar pilgrimage and fair is the second largest congregation of mankind after the holy Kumbha Mela. The latter is observed once in four years at alternate locations in north, central and central-west parts of the country, Gangasagar fair and pilgrimage is held annually on the Sagar Islandís southern tip in the Ganges delta atop the Bay of Bengal. That makes Gangasagar all the more distinctive.
In 2007, about 300,000 pilgrims took the holy dip where the Hooghly meets the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. For the rest of the year about 500,000 people come to the island.Almost five-hundred thousand pilgrims thronged Sagar Island in 2008.
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jhm (135238) 2013-05-26 2:35
I try on these way to see toward your culture this is totally other than our western culture.
Thank you very much for your interesting notes, I learn every dag on TE.
I like these nice picture, for us western people see we the devil.
Excellent composition, nice colours and sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
yquem46 (38380) 2013-05-26 3:13
An excellent dynamic and joyful shot of this sadhu with all his Shiva attire
As a lover of India, for sure I'm missing that I could not attend the Kumba Mela or the Gangasagar so far. Hope that I will in the next coming years
Wanda1 (14942) 2013-05-27 23:45
What a lively, colourful photogenic character you have found. These holy men certainly make for great photography. I like that you have captured him in dancing motion and in full length so that we can see all his various adornments and clothing.
fabbs99 (15707) 2013-06-07 23:22
This is a great shot from Ganga Sagar.I like the posture of the Sadhu.The colors are deep and the details are excellently expressed.Well done.
fds (7330) 2013-06-10 12:24
dear indian friend another great and very interested image with this very very originaly people
great orange colors and very beautiful scharpnees
Miguel82 (20308) 2013-06-11 0:54
This is a superb portrait of that holy man saddhu baba dressed as lord shiva, he is performing a dance on the beach
Good sharpness, superb colors and presentation
adidas5nb (4498) 2013-06-12 22:57
tahts an absolute stunner of a pic.i dont need to say more.everything is almost so very perfect.
ikeharel (52349) 2013-06-21 7:36
Good evening Indrasish,
For western eyes this looks extraordinary photo.
Great moment collected super, the colors are stunning, and the man dancing has a special face-expression.
An amazing and intriguing image.
Have a nice weekend,
wolf38 (30320) 2013-06-27 0:04
Hello Indrasish. A strong photo, full of exoticism, movement and action. You've photographed in the ideal moment. I like the photo very much.
GiovanniG (2375) 2013-07-09 9:06
Hello Mr. Indrasish,
Wonderful capture of this dancing man. I love the perspective, colors and action. Wonderfully detailed and exposed as well.. Bravo sir!
Noel_Byrne (20810) 2013-07-16 7:14
For me, this kind of image is all about the very nature of Trekearth, learning about the world through photography. This is the kind of scene I would likely never see without your gallery, and its a joy to behold such a shot. You captured his liveliness and the sense of movement perfectly, and all without any blur whatsoever. His pose if perfect for this great portrait.
jadesgran (5009) 2013-07-31 22:15
What an amazing picture!
You have captured this happy dancing man beautifully.Excellent sharpnes and strong colours.
P.S.Informative note - Thankyou.