This is not a great shot technically speaking. Just wanted to show how music is played in South Indian Hindu weddings.
Hindu weddings can't be performed without music. It sets the mood for the wedding ceremonies and is played most of the day. Here you can see the part of musicians at a South Indian wedding morning. Here you can see the women playing the nadaswarams. They are played loud with the drums at the time the knot is tied. The songs are classical south Indian songs praising God and Goddess.
The nadaswaram, also spelt nadhaswaram, and also called nagaswaram (Tamil: நாதஸ்வரம்) is one of the most popular classical musical instruments in the South Indian culture and the world's loudest non-brass acoustic instrument. It is a wind instrument similar to the North Indian shehnai but larger, with a hardwood body and a large flaring bell made of wood or metal.
In South Indian Hindu culture, the nadaswaram is considered to be very auspicious, and it is a key musical instrument played in almost all Hindu weddings and temples of the South Indian tradition. It is part of the family of instruments known as a Mangala Vadya (lit. mangala : auspicious, vadya:instrument). The instrument is usually played in pairs, and accompanied by a pair of drums called thavil.
You Can here a clip of nadaswaram here.
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jacquest (19045) 2011-11-17 3:43
Thnak you for showing us these musicians performing at a marriage and the interesting note. Good contrast between the males in white and the colorful surroundings
Have a nice day
TopGeo (38216) 2011-11-17 4:51
Hello Lakshmi! Interesting note, and a synthesis of music! Good image gives information about the bodies and the clothing! A good idea to listen to their notes sounded and a musical harmony!
Sergiom (86039) 2011-11-17 5:33
On s'attendrait presque de voir des serpents sortir du tapis, charmés par le son des flutes. Une belle noce pour riches avec des gros moyens pour charmer les invités.
dale54 (8766) 2011-11-17 5:42
very nice,like this! hi lakshmi.very good work!the color is super! have a great day! dr
bayno (18344) 2011-11-17 6:56
dear Lakshmi, i love indian music, my favourite artist is:
Trilok Gurtu, Nitin Sawhney, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Vijay Iyer, Prasanna, Nitin Mitta, Talvin Singh and much more....
you captured very lovely moment, beautiful colors, very interesting note, warm regards, Valter
pajaran (64410) 2011-11-17 7:28
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o trenutku na vencanju sa narodnim obicajem ...
Dobar snimak muzicara koji sviraju na vencanju, lepa fotografija.
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Very interesting and good article about the time of the wedding with the folk customs ...
Good footage of musicians who play the wedding, beautiful images.
A good time recording, sharpness and contrast, beautiful colors.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best.
danos (101794) 2011-11-17 7:58
nice the view of the snapshot with all these musicians to take place in the native wedding ceremony.I like the original native colours,the lot of them, as the coexistence and women in this musicians group.
saxo042 (37966) 2011-11-17 8:03
There are some peculiar and quite unknown instruments here, but I can also detect an "ordinary" saxophone. It would indeed be very interesting to also listen to this orchestra. A good picture with a lot of concentration among the musicians.
geoant68 (331) 2011-11-17 9:27
picturesque the view of the snapshot with all these native musicians to be in the room playing for the new couple.The characteristic colours are well captured as the light management.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-17 9:33
An another very interetsing shot, well balalnced too with a framing well selecetd. You have particulary well collected the expression nad the attitude of teh differents musicians.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-11-17 12:00
a very lovely photo of these musicians I like the composition and the attractive details, superb light control, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
Schnappilic (9692) 2011-11-17 12:21
is very interesting series of your photos from India. It presents very good the habits from there.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-11-17 19:35
not the great shot as you wrote but I like the mood here. The musicians are playing their instruments in this wedding ceremony. Like the clarity and colours also. Nice moment. Tfs.
ikeharel (76145) 2011-11-18 1:05
I must say that weddings around the world look very different everywhere: No DJ here, traditional instruments, no electronic's, etc'.
Red and orange tone dominating this lovely indoor shot.
vasilpro (41661) 2011-11-19 3:16
Very interesting scene from a wedding with these traditional musicians, excellent POV, useful notes, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
baddori (20159) 2011-11-19 9:14
Tutti insieme appassionatamente .
Mi piace vivere in una casa con tappeti .
Mi piace l'essenziale .
Una foto do grande impegno con la luce dosata .
La musica pensi che sia bella altrettanto .
s_lush (16600) 2011-11-20 8:07
With this colorful and interesting picture you show one more aspect of Indian people's life. The musical instruments are very nice and unusual. You have captured the scene with the well-balanced composition, vivid colors and pretty good quality despite the indoor lighting conditions. Excellent presentation of the sufficient part of such an important ceremony as wedding!
jmdias (67209) 2011-12-07 15:55
very beautiful framing , I liked the light, it is efficient to show these details. every personage well positioned. a good and informative image, it is something grainy, but not so much.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-03-01 12:52
Hello Dear Lakshmi!
This is my very first time ever to see a scene like this, the wedding musicians. The instruments that they use look very different from the European counterpart of the same kind of instruments. Is the music that they play as colourful as the image presented here for us? It looks very intriguing to see how they positioned themselves on the different levels. I wonder how the couple that are marrying this day look like. I am going to do some research to find out more about the music. Didn’t they mind you taking a photo of them? I am glad that you have taken some photos for us to see. One of the rare moments presented on TE. I enjoy the image very much.
With my very best and kind regards,
Have a very relaxing afternoon, Lakshmi
- Copyright: lakshmi partha (lakshmip1949) (19081)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-07
- Categories: Ceremony, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Brides Grooms Mariés 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-17 2:48