Gangasagar Mela is the largest fair celebrated in West Bengal, India. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the last day of the Bengali month of Poush. In Bengal, this day is one of the most auspicious day of the year. Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of the country gather at Gangasagar, the point where the holy river Ganges meets the sea, to take a dip and wash away all the earthly sins. Makar Sankranti falls on the day of the year when the sun-considered the king of all grahas (planets)-is in the rashi (zodiac sign) known as Makar (Capricorn). This is considered the most beneficial and auspicious zodiac of the sun. The calculations for determining Makar Sankranti are done according to the solar calendar. Therefore, Makar Sankranti always falls on the 14th January according to the English calendar. It is usually the month of Magh of the Hindu calendar, the 'Tithi' or the position of the moon keeps shifting because of the difference in calculations.
I've reposed it because I've edited the version.
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eversmile (11636) 2010-03-02 7:45
I am disturbed by the presence of the stick that breaks the serenity of the horizon but I like very much the scene itself, with the sadhu who does not care the level of water and carry on his meditation. He seems floating on the water on his little carpet, freed of the gravity. The orange of his clothes comes out strongly under the soft tones of the environment. Well done!
emilbo (22616) 2010-03-02 9:04
Excellente composition et beau moment bien capté. Très intéressant de voir les coutumes d'autres pays. Belle présentation et superbes couleurs.
Tous mes compliments,
polpo56 (15144) 2010-03-02 10:47
the composition and the moment that you captured are wonderful : an atmosphere of meditation.
pauloog (11751) 2010-03-02 11:28
a photo reposted I believe, but it remains an eye catcher with its simple yet surprising composition and the expression of concentration.
silvan (1786) 2010-03-03 9:49
You have found a superb shot, compliments.
yquem46 (38752) 2010-03-05 8:50
I'm pretty sure that this one is a repost that I've already commented! Am I wrong ?
Nice light for this serene attitude
Not disturbed by his stick
have a nice evening
Amirrezapakroo (453) 2010-03-06 11:49
What a strong shot!
i like it so much its perfect in everything
Imapct composition story light and ...
vagabondtravels (6511) 2010-03-07 9:22
A very beautiful scene you have capture here. Very sharp with great detail. The color of the sadhu's robes and the skype are excellent. Good comp.
manudautriche (4348) 2010-04-15 13:02
Avec cette photo pleine de sérénité le titre prend vraiment tout sont sens,cet homme est beau tout simplement,il dégage une grande force tranquille,bravo.
- Copyright: Apratim Saha (apratimsaha) (440)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-13
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D 70s, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-02 7:31
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