I shot it at the festival of CHHATH.
Chhath Puja is a very joyous and colorful festival. Chhath Puja is the holiest Hindu festival of people in northern India. Mostly the Chhath Puja is being observed in Bihar and Jharkhand(INDIA) and the festival comprises rituals for four days. The Chhath Puja begins a week after Diwali. The word Chat denotes the number six in Hindi. The Chhath Puja begins on the sixth day of the Kartik, a holy month as per Hindu calendar. Some people spell Chath Puja as Chat Puja, Chatt Puja, Chhath festival, etc
Chhath Puja is dedicated to worship the Sun God. The Chhath Puja is known as ‘SuryaShashti’. People observe Chhath Puja to thank the Sun for bestowing the bounties of life on earth, as also for fulfilling particular wishes. People believe that by observing the Chhath Puja they can fulfill their desires. The Chhath Puja has been observed since long time in India. On Chhath Puja day, all the people dress up in their best and new clothes are a must. Folk songs are sung both at home and on the riverbank. Millions of people take dip in the holy water of river Ganges, and other rivers.
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TopGeo (38208) 2008-11-05 7:41
Hi Subir! Interesting scene and a woman in the waters that pray? They is a portrait with very impressive colours and pose. Good moment
Jeppo (17645) 2008-11-05 7:43
wonderful POV catching the very essence of this spiritual and religious act.
During my rajastan trip I was also astonished by the devotion in India....
iamxa (3071) 2008-11-05 8:14
What a wonderful portrait. Congratulations. The scene is perfect made, perfect catched. The structure, colors... very well done. I don't like your sign because I believe it's too big, but the photo really is amazing.
Spunkie (318) 2008-11-05 9:32
I really like this photo. Good capture and very informative note. Thank you.
I have retouched it a bit and posted to workshop here
Hope you like it.
Morac (27723) 2008-11-05 13:58
I love beauty, dignity and simplicity of the gesture.
It is beautiful and respectful.
- Copyright: SUBIR BASAK (photographer123) (6246)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-05
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D40X, 18-55mm
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-05 7:35