Gangasagar Mela is the largest fair celebrated in West Bengal, India. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the last day of the Bengali month of Poush. In Bengal, this day is one of the most auspicious day of the year. Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of the country gather at Gangasagar, the point where the holy river Ganges meets the sea, to take a dip and wash away all the earthly sins. Makar Sankranti falls on the day of the year when the sun-considered the king of all grahas (planets)-is in the rashi (zodiac sign) known as Makar (Capricorn). This is considered the most beneficial and auspicious zodiac of the sun. The calculations for determining Makar Sankranti are done according to the solar calendar. Therefore, Makar Sankranti always falls on the 14th January according to the English calendar. It is usually the month of Magh of the Hindu calendar, the 'Tithi' or the position of the moon keeps shifting because of the difference in calculations.
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thelifeoferic (71) 2010-03-07 10:39
Excellent detail captured here in the man's face. Wonderful use of natural colors. Nice work.
photographer123 (6246) 2010-03-07 10:39
yes..this is called photograph..very well done.and what should I say more on it..superb....subir
yquem46 (38686) 2010-03-07 10:45
Not very often that we face a refusal for a shot in India !
Quite expressive attitude of this woman' wrinkled face
A whole life in there
have a nice sunday evening
romanaa (7948) 2010-03-07 11:39
this picture has a strong impact on the viewer evoking a lot of various feelings, the attitude of the man to the photographer is clear though, and there is a question whether the photographer has right to present it.
Otherwise - a perfect shot.
Fante (5429) 2010-03-07 12:04
one word: wow. Impressive photo. Details are excelent. Moment of shoting can't be beter. Great.
yeln (11504) 2010-03-07 22:09
Excelent, masterpice. Perfect composition, sharpness, Bravo!
vagabondtravels (6507) 2010-03-08 1:55
Great image. Very colorful and sharp. I love the out of focus hand. I hope she wanted you take take her picture. Anyhow, really good capture. Well done.
- Copyright: Apratim Saha (apratimsaha) (440)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-13
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D 70s, Nikon 50mm 1.4
- Exposure: f/2, 1/6400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-07 10:35
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