A boy with a traditional Sword...
Shot it at "Gajan Fair".
Gajan a Shaivite folk festival, held on CHAITRA SANGKRANTI (the last day of Chaitra..according to eng calendar ,its in middle of april) and on full moon nights up to the full moon of Asadh. The festival is associated with various gods. There may thus be SHIVA's Gajan, the Gajan of DHARMA THAKUR, the Gajan of Nil etc. But the main object of this festival is to celebrate the marriage of the sun and the earth. The reason for this festival is perhaps to appease the sun and pray for rain during the hot, dry month of Chaitra.
The festival is arranged on the premises of Shiva temples. Those who take part in the festival after making vows are called sannyasi or bhaktya. They take sacrificial food and wear uturi (wrappers). Each one holds a staff. They try to satisfy the god through different acts of penance, such as piercing their tongues with nails, jumping upon thorns, walking on burning charcoal, etc. CHADAK PUJA is performed on the occasion of the Gajan festival. During this festival, processions are brought out from the premises of the temple of Shiva and taken to other villages. A pair of processionists take the roles of Shiva and Gauri and render dances. Other bhaktyas take the roles of Nandi, Bhrngi, ghosts and spirits, monsters and demons and dance along with Shiva and Gauri. During this time different verses are recited narrating the story of how Shiva's sleep was disturbed and going on to his marriage, his agricultural activities etc. This festival usually lasts for three days. During the gajan on Chaitra Samkranti, Kali dances are also performed in some places describing how the goddess slaughtered the monster Asura.
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Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-16 2:48
Gün aydın Subir
Hem görsellik olarak hem teknik olarak iyi bir fotoğraf.selamlar
timecapturer (48840) 2012-04-16 3:20
this is a stunning and creative shot. Full of wonderful detail and sharp features. Intriguing and fascinating. It is a shame that you have felt it necessary to watermark the image so heavily it does destroy some it's impact and appeal. Nevertheless it is a perfectly executed image and a really beautiful shot.
Have a great week - Brian.
Miguel82 (23461) 2012-04-16 5:10
A wonderful blue face boy portrait
nice colors and excellent sharpness
everlasting (14618) 2012-04-16 12:00
I love the image, the sharpness, the clarity, the composition. I hate the copyright all the way through totally destroys the image.
froggy45 (380) 2012-04-16 13:24
Splendid bright colours, the sharpness and great symmetrical framing. What I liked best though is the disinterested look on the boy's face...
I am afraid that I will have to repeat what others have mentioned before me: the copyright is really disturbing and destroys the image, though.
Jeppo (17645) 2012-04-16 14:06
such a big sword for such a small boy?? anyhow his expression is incredible: doubtfull, lost in his own thoughts, almost sad...
- Copyright: SUBIR BASAK (photographer123) (6246)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-11
- Categories: Festivals, Event
- Camera: Nikon D60, 18-55mm, RAW
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-16 2:11