Shot taken at Ganga Sagar Mela.. You can see the Naked ("Naga" in Hindi) SADHU BABA (Monk)..
About Ganga Sagar Mela:-
Sagar Island lies on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata. It belongs to the Republic of India and is governed by the State government of West Bengal. The island is large ó with an area of around 300 km≤. It has 43 villages and a population of over 160,000.
This island is a famous Hindu pilgrim place. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (mid of January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer puja in the Kapil Muni Temple.
Gangasagar pilgrimage and fair is the second largest congregation of mankind after the holy Kumbha Mela. The latter is observed once in four years at alternate locations in north, central and central-west parts of the country, Gangasagar fair and pilgrimage is held annually on the Sagar Islandís southern tip in the Ganges delta atop the Bay of Bengal. That makes Gangasagar all the more distinctive.
In 2007, about 300,000 pilgrims took the holy dip where the Hooghly meets the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. For the rest of the year about 500,000 people come to the island.Almost five-hundred thousand pilgrims thronged Sagar Island in 2008.
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Noel_Byrne (31424) 2014-01-27 8:19
Another very powerful portrait shot, and you did a great job in being able to balance the darker area of the frame with the monk his dark skin and hair with the bright red color of the picture behind. Very nice work, an unusual shot and a very informative note.
All the best
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-28 1:27
hello dear, a nice post to show the life of naga sadhu's. Brave enough. I also got some here, but didn't aim my camera towards them. Congrats. Nice shot. Tfs.
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2939)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-14
- Categories: Festivals, Ceremony, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, 80-200mm Nikon
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-27 3:27