Shot it at Varanashi.
The name Varanasi has its origin possibly from the names of the two rivers Varuna and Assi for it lies with the confluence of Varuna with the Ganges being to its north and that of Assi and the Ganges to its south.Another speculation about the origin of the name is that the river Varuna itself was called Varanasi in olden times, from where the city got its name.
Through the ages, Varanasi was variously known as Avimuktaka, Anandakanana, Mahasmasana, Surandhana, Brahma Vardha, Sudarsana, Ramya, and Kasi.
In the Rigveda, the city was referred to as Kasi or Kashi, "the luminous one" as an allusion to the city's historical status as a center of learning, literature, and culture. Kasikhanda described the glory of the city in 15,000 verses in the Skanda Purana. In one verse, God Shiva says,
The three worlds form one city of mine, and Kasi is my royal palace therein.
Another reference to Varanasi is found in a hymn by Sri Veda Vyasa:
Varanasi-pura-patim bhaja Vishwanatham."
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ajayrawat (625) 2011-06-25 22:36
Subir Da, darun chhabi...you are master of water shoots. This is awesome, Very original and very unique.
subhendu_bagchi (25907) 2011-06-25 23:24
eta osadharon. You are really a master of photography. There are so many things in your photography from which we can gather knowledge how to shoot... A nice composition with endless depth and as usual superb colour tone. Another excellent one dada.
SnapRJW (31617) 2011-06-26 4:04
Hello Subir - This is an excellent composition and a fascinating and intimate glimpse of a devotee. My only critisism is your copyright logo all over the image, it really does detract. TFS and kind regards Rosemary
froggy45 (380) 2011-06-26 12:49
I love the almost symetrical composition and the moment frozen in time. I also like the fact that the offerings are closer to the viewer than the devotee, it gives the picture a sense of purpose. Wonderful colours, too. I am afraid, though that I don't particularly enjoy the copyright all over the picture...
fotka (3669) 2011-08-12 9:03
It's a nice shot of colorful boats waiting for tourists. Great colors, light, sharpness only copyright all over distract this beautiful shot.
jmdias (56919) 2012-07-30 3:15
fantastic composicion, full of art, meaning and beauty. the framing is marvelous with the personage well positioned between the boats, the color breaking the greyish mood of the waters. congratulations.
Harshchahal (129) 2012-10-13 5:30
This is a beautiful picture. All your pictures are awesome