The Dakshineswar Kali Temple (Bengali: দক্ষিনেশ্বর কালী মন্দির Dokkhineshshôr Kali Mondir, Sanskrit: दक्षिनेश्वर काली मन्दिर) is a Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali, meaning, 'She who liberates Her devotees from the ocean of existence i.e Saṃsāra'. The temple was built by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali in 1855. The temple is famous for its association with Ramakrishna a mystic of 19th Century Bengal.
The temple compound, apart from the nine-spired main temple, contains a large courtyard surrounding the temple, with rooms along the boundary walls. There are twelve shrines dedicated to Shiva—Kali's companion—along the riverfront, a temple to Radha-Krishna, a bathing ghat on the river, a shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni. The chamber in the northwestern corner just beyond the last of the Shiva temples, is where Ramakrishna spent a considerable part of his life.
I have taken this shot at Dakkhineswar Ghat on a nice sunny evening....
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fritzi007 (4499) 2011-10-22 0:00
schöne Szene aus dem indischen Alltag!
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-22 1:05
a very lovely street impression with beautiful composition, the colours and sharpness are very nice, a charming double portraits, TFS! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-22 1:42
Nice double portrait. A wonderful daily life scene..You got the correct emotion. Very sharp and nice color management.
vasilpro (40933) 2011-10-22 1:57
Wonderful composition, beautiful scene with a mother and her child, excellent POV, lovely warm light and colors, very nice framework, useful notes, TFS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
Fis2 (84552) 2011-10-22 2:33
Good frame and composition.
I like colors and light.
Photo has climate.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-10-22 2:53
I like the composition, and the capture of the expressions of faces. The light is excellent. The sensational colors are of the best effect. The very natural scene is pleasant to look at. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Cricri (105249) 2011-10-22 4:27
Belle expression naturel, la lumière et couleurs sont belles, la scéne tendre et agréable, belle composition
Nard (6970) 2011-10-22 4:30
Natural and nice scene of life. I like the expression of her face and the red clothes standing out the stone. May be I would prefer a framing more on the right to keep space in front of them.
snunney (82519) 2011-10-22 4:46
A charming portrait of mother and daughter captured in this nicely lit image. I like the facial expressions and their bright red tops, which make them stand out from the background.
CLODO (30058) 2011-10-22 5:07
it's a good double portrait, taken whithout being noticed, so very natural and well lighted by a low sun which enhances the red Tshirts against the brown background. But you cut their feet, and you should have let more space in front of them and not behind.
josepmarin (57711) 2011-10-22 9:59
You have caught an intimate, vital and nice scene, of the woman with her daughter, both sat in the stairs, under the warm light of the sunset.
The image is attractive and spontaneous, and you have created a colourful composition with a great sensibility.
An excellent work.
subhendu_bagchi (25591) 2011-10-22 11:54
a nice colourful double portrait with fine expressions. The red is really eyecatching with the brown at background. Nice light and depth but in my opinion you have to keep some space in front of their view. Otherwise it is a nice one. Tfs.
marcan44 (6223) 2011-10-22 12:33
Maybe I should leave more space to the left to see what mother and daughter are looking.
All the best
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-10-22 16:11
A great idea, to show what we do not see, but we see all in the quality of light. A particular POV and the way you have decided to show what is not shown to us are very poetic ones. The pinkish orange colours reflected on the figures of a mother and her daughter is very well conceived. I particularly like the expression on the face of this little lady sitting closer to us. In the tone of the ever-changing sunset colours, we are asked silently to see a great moment. I see it in the light that is very ephemeral.
Thank you madhumita, for this beautifully presented image.
With my very best wishes,
Have a nice Sunday,
besnard (53185) 2011-10-22 21:49
Un joli cliché clair, lumineux de ces deux personnes qui semblent captivées par la même chose. Une belle scène de rue.
Bravo et bon dimanche.
geoant68 (331) 2011-10-23 22:34
nice the snapshot with the warm afternoon rays of the sun to spread on the mother and her daughter as sitting on the stairs.Lovely shot with the details to are superb.
macjake (55520) 2011-10-24 20:51
i do agree with another TE member in that the feet of the two subjects should be included in the scene, but overall, the emotion and feeling of the photo is still portrayed and felt by the viewer. So it still works :)
The sunlight is great, warm, and soothing.
nice shot here
kordinator (16347) 2011-11-25 0:39
Lovely faces you captured.
Impressive dual portrait of wonderful girls.
Rich and lovelycolors.
kato (11630) 2013-04-24 20:39
You're capturing well this daily life by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the mother and cute daughter who sit on the stairs in front of a temple, and are looking at the long distance. You have caught their natural expression well. It is visible to an everyday fortunate spectacle. And, The red T-shirt which they wear draw out a good impact in the entire color combination.
- Copyright: Madhumita Roy (madhumita_roy86) (2344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-14
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: nikon D3000, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, Hoya UV Protector
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): RED color [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-21 13:04