I took this shot at Aheritola Ganga Ghat.. This Brahmin was waiting for Tarpan pilgrims.. I took this shot on the early morning..
Brahmin (/ˈbrɑːmɪn/; also called Brahmana; from the Sanskrit brāhmaṇa ब्राह्मण) is traditional Hindu societies of India Nepal and South-East Asia.
Brahman, Brahmin, and Brahma have different meanings. Brahman refers to the Supreme Self. Brahmin (or Brahmana) refers to an individual belonging to the Hindu priest, artists, teachers, technicians class (varna or pillar of the society) and also to an individual belonging to the Brahmin tribe/caste into which an individual is born; while the word Brahma refers to the creative aspect of the universal consciousness or God. Because the priest / Acharya is knowledgeable about Brahman, and is responsible for religious rituals in temples and homes and is a person authorized after rigorous training in vedas (sacred texts of knowledge) and religious rituals and provide advice and impart knowledge of God to members of the society and assist in attainment of moksha, the liberation from life cycle; the priest / Acharya class is called "Brahmin varna." The English word brahmin is an anglicized form of the Sanskrit word Brāhmana.
Brahmin priests / Acharya were engaged in attaining the highest spiritual knowledge (brahmavidya) of Brahman (God) and adhered to different branches (shakhas) of Vedas. Brahmin priest is responsible for religious rituals in temples and homes of Hindus and is a person authorized after rigorous training in vedas and sacred rituals, and as a liaison between humans and the God. In general, as family vocations and businesses are inherited, priesthood used to be inherited among Brahmin priest families, as it requires years of practice of vedas from childhood after proper introduction to student life through a religious initiation called upanayana at the age of about five.
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krzychu30 (15512) 2013-10-05 2:34
fabulous shot my friend!
Nicely composed,timed and conveying well the mood of the scene.I like also these vivid and strong contrasting colors as well as the wet pavement,which provides us so magnificent reflections.
Wish You a nice weekend
hidibyendu (929) 2013-10-05 4:12
Nice capture of this brahmin waiting for tarpan pilgrim. good POV. very common dress of this kind of brahmins.
Noel_Byrne (32544) 2013-10-05 8:04
For me too, the pavement stands out really well in this scene, creating a strange plateau on which this wise man stands. His colors then are such contrast to the rest of the scene. He looks very stylish too, his pose suggesting almost that of a person modeling in a catalog! I know that is not the intention of him, but it makes a very interesting scene.
All the best
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-10-05 12:40
WOW! IT IS WONDERFUL.
You got a superb moment here and captured it with perfect light and colours. Controlling of such strong backlight is not easy and you done it here masterfully. A colourful one. Enjoyed a lot. Tfs.
ikeharel (74825) 2013-10-06 1:18
The orange gawn made a good focal point to this waterfront scenery.
hid face expression show interest in some happening on a distance.
Well collected profile view.
Have a nice week ahead,
aleXundar (1256) 2013-10-06 6:46
What a glorious shot Indrasish!
The saffron is glowing, though it is against the light. Magnificent colours and light management.
A very well composed shot with the kids in the background and the sombre priest in Fg.
A very very good one.
With best wishes,
PS: I am copying your notes in my hard disk. Any objections?
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2943)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, 80-200mm Nikon
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-05 2:12