Banaras or Benaras or Varanasi ?
Black Magic, Rituals or Learning or Wisdom...
The Scriptures , that empowers the mendicant.
The Great Epics, that empowers the wise.
Saffron robes of renunciation and humility.
Prayer Beads on Bare skin that hold together myth and reality.
Go, go back to the Scriptures, for therein lie the cure
For therein lie emancipation. The release.
From the bondage of rebirth and Death.
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Fis2 (83934) 2013-11-12 10:30
A very interesting scene.
I like frame and curious colors.
holmertz (39489) 2013-11-12 10:58
This is a fine photo of a sadhu in the holy city which I learned to call Benares while in school 50 yars ago. The sadhu is well placed like on a throne, but what makes this photo really interesting are probably the many details surrounding him, not all of them what I would associate with holiness. Great colours and light.
mesutilgim (82266) 2013-11-12 12:40
Very nice capture of this Sadu in his typical enviroment.
Good pov and good layout, nice warm colors.
Ingteresting and teachfull notes.
TFS and best regards
dekanski (2886) 2013-11-12 13:00
pajaran (50446) 2013-11-12 13:02
Interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak citanja pisma.
An interesting and good text ...
Nice view and a moment ...
A good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place indicated, and the second reading of the letter.
All the best.
emka (76355) 2013-11-12 23:48
Nice scene from this magical city Varanasi. The views af sadhus are so fascinating. beautiful scene.
WArm regrads Malgo
SnapRJW (30685) 2013-11-13 1:39
Hello Arunava - Varanasi one of India's most important spiritual centres and here we see the Sadhu studying the scriptures. What I especially like about this shot is the way you show the figure clearly elevated above the pavement which, in a sense, alludes to the higher spiritual level he occupies. Lots of lovely details to enjoy here. Warm regards Rosemary
claudeD (31741) 2013-11-13 8:07
very fine and interesting picture from India. Excellent composition and fine sharpness. Very good note.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Noel_Byrne (22751) 2013-11-13 8:19
This is a really impressive shot of this Sadhu, his position, his surroundings and the golden light falling across the scene. The light gives a tranquil air to the shot, which is perfect for the subject. I love the central composition of the main subject, the well lit picture above him. His face does have a look of intense concentration as he studies. This is a very well seen and captured shot, thanks for sharing.
All the best
Silvio1953 (119581) 2013-11-14 12:43
Ciao Arunava, great portrait of fantastic Sadhu, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (52897) 2013-11-15 0:20
Namaskar dear Arunava
Do you know, before TE, I had never heard of a Sadhu. And now I am obsessed with them. What a dream, to be able to photograph one of these intriguing men! An excellent shot, golden tones, amazing light and great artistic composition.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
PS: Thanks for the Workshop of the hams, they are delicious!
carlo62 (30513) 2013-11-17 0:51
bella scena, i colori molto saturi ne aumentano l'effetto.
Molti i particolari da osservare, come i panni stesi o il cartone dietro alle sbarre.
jemaflor (82958) 2013-11-18 10:49
Perfect portrait well taken from a good pov, beautiful tones and well framed with all details around.
- Copyright: Arunava Ghose (Highmountains) (2255)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus E-500
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Banaras or Varanasi - the Eternal City [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-12 10:24