Sadu Rameswaram streets,
Rameswaram, as its name implies, is the holy place of Rameswara. i.e.,Iswara installed by Rama. The presiding deity is known variously as Rameswara, Ramalinga or Ramanatha. According to puranas, as advised by Rishis, Rama along with Sita and Lakhsmana, installed and worshipped the Sivalinga here to expiate the sin of Brahmahatya ( Ravana was Brahmin being the great grandson of Brahma himself ).
It is said that Rama fixed an auspicious time for installation and sent Anjaneya to Mount Kailas to bring a lingam , but as Anjaneya could not return in time, Sita herself made a lingam of sand. Sri Agasthiya told Rama to perform pooja within the auspicious time. Sri Rama performed pooja according to Agama tradition in order to get rid of Brahmahathya dosham.Lord Siva with his consort Umadevi appeared in the sky and proclaimed, that those who took bath in Danushkodi and prayed the Sivalingam is called "Ramalingam".The Deity there is Ramanathaswamy and the place is hence called "Rameswaram".
When Anjaneya returned with a lingam from far off Mount Kailas, the worship was almost over. He got angered and tried to remove the sand lingam by his hands. Sri Anjaneya tried to pull it out with his mighty tail.
After failing in all his attempts, he felt the divinity of Sivalingam made of sand by Sri Sita.Sri Rama asked Sri Anjaneya to place the Viswanatha Lingam on the Northern side of Ramalingam. He also ordained that the people should worship Ramalingam only after worshipping the Lingam brought and installed Sri Anjaneya. The other Lingam is placed for worship near the Sri Anjaneya deity at the entrance.
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danos (86715) 2012-03-12 3:53
nice the view as the presentation of the three pilgrims that looks so strange to our west yes.I like the light and the colour management as the excellent clarity of the image.
Have a good week,Danos
gita (243) 2012-03-12 4:10
Well documented shot of sadhus in bright colours. Interesting daily life shot.
siolaw (38278) 2012-03-12 4:39
J'aime beaucoup les couleurs de cette photo et le trio est relax, sans sembler dérangés par la photographe.
Il y a une tendance des modérateurs à effacer les photos avec une note trop courte (et même trop longue!!!)... ;D
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-12 4:56
Nice daily life image showing these sadhus on streets. They live on the alms. The colors and lighting are superb. I like the facial expression of the sadhu in the middle.
everlasting (14618) 2012-03-12 5:59
a colourful trio, well spotted against the purple door
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-03-12 6:43
Ola Francine ,
Belo momento com estes 3 homens sentados no chão , gostei dos seus detalhes , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jjcordier (76350) 2012-03-12 11:49
Joli trio! J'aime particulièrement les associations de couleurs dans cette photo et l'allure de père Noël du premier de la troupe.
papagolf21 (86172) 2012-03-13 1:31
Bonjour, chère Francine,
Outre la qualité manifeste de l'image, la note d'accompagnement permet de mieux comprendre ces personnages étonnants.
Le regard du personnage de gauche semble nous transpercer.
abmdsudi (43530) 2012-03-13 21:12
I like your informative writeup and hopefully tehy are real sadhus since there are many 'imitation' sadhus nowadays. This is a fine environmental portrait and the overall expression is nice and relaxed and good eye contact. Sharp and focus im nicely framed shot with pleasant clarity that gives a nice glow of colors The eyes make for me and is very good so it has the effect of connecting strongly with viewers. An excellent shot indeed.
patdeph (35748) 2012-03-16 10:29
lorque j'étais allée à Rameshwaram, je n'avais pas eu l'impression que les saddhus appréciaient de se faire photographier, du coup,je m'étais sentie mal à l'aise et était repartie sans scènes comme celle de ta photo.J'aime bien l'attitude de ces 3 là, les couleurs sont formidables, et la barbe du saddhu de droite impressionante de blancheur.