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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vagabondtravels (6507) 2010-03-09 10:21
Really nice comp and colors. Very sharp with good detail. Very vibrant image.
You really brought to daily life alive. Well done.
Jonathan_Tree (0) 2010-03-09 11:55
Wonderful low POV. Amazing scene. Original dynamic composition. Marvelous colors. Good shot.
chandrapranil (979) 2010-03-09 16:09
Great framing and sharpness. I love the colour contrast between the sand, sky and the saris. While the wind blowing the sari tops off a great photo
jhm (140563) 2010-03-10 2:18
I looked with a lot appreciate toward your gallery.
Perfect composition are a lot photograph, here you placed the women to the right with the clothing in the wind, lovely for look at.
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful, also the colors. TFS.
eversmile (11636) 2010-03-10 2:23
Good job, with very strong and appealing colors, and a good dose of joy and energy given both by the movement of the flying sarees and the smile back of the woman in front. Excellent sharpness and well managed compo. Congratulations!
tusharkmandal (3171) 2010-03-10 7:33
Perfect Shot. Great saturated colors. Superb POV. What can I say more, I find this picture nearly perfect.
Thanks for Sharing
bukitgolfb301 (36414) 2010-03-12 14:21
Hello my dear Apratim
This is another great supper shot indeed.
Nice composition/background, sharp/clear description in the detail and meravelous vivid color as usual.
The expession for pulse is splendid.
This is the best one among your recent submissions.
You did a great job again indeed!
Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend.
ManuMay (35417) 2010-03-21 11:52
Hi again Apratim!
Wel...another impressive capture!!
A great point of view in order to give a powerful compositionand a very good play of colours and contrast, a daily life theme really well seen and done!!
faubry (35405) 2010-04-02 15:17
very nice composition with this wind in clothe! superb olors from India
- Copyright: Apratim Saha (apratimsaha) (440)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-15
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D 70s, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-09 10:05