Ramzan

© Gireesh GV
© Gireesh GV

‘Roshan Chiarg Dilli’, the bright lamp of Delhi

The shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Naseeruddin Mahmud Roshan Chirag Dilli
© Gireesh GV

The devotees come to pray on Sunday (5th July 2015) at the  shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Naseeruddin Mahmud Roshan Chirag Dilli

Empowered

Begaluru Photo © GIREESH GV
Sculpture for a religious procession, Majestic, Bengaluru © GIREESH GV
movie poster © GIREESH GV
Kannada movie poster in Majastic, Bengaluru © GIREESH GV
Sex worker © GIREESH GV
Sex worker in Majastic, Bengaluru © GIREESH GV

Dressed up for the job

hanuman boy, dressed up for begging, Hampi, Karnataka 2004

A boy spotted begging in  Hampi, a  world heritage site in Karnataka, dress to look like a Hanuman is a Hindu deity,  a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana .

time to give, feed the poor- celebrating Ramadan

day of celebrating- ramadanFriends greeting each other at a restaurant on the eve of Ramadan, near Jama Masjid while some waiting for food, feeding the poor on Ramadan. more images 

Taj Mahal

Taj-Mahal-02visitors at Taj mahal, Agra India

 

Offering: Oil lamp in a monastery

Offering: Oil lamp in a monastery

Monastery in McLeodGanj, Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh,India

Mahayana material offerings might be imbued with the following symbology, the lighting of a candle or an oil lamp represents the light of wisdom illuminating the darkness of ignorance.

Trissur pooram (from my 2005 photo story)

remembering Trissur pooram on a rainy day in 2005

Pooram Performance, Trissur

It was after a long time I went to cover the world largest ritual performance  called Pooram, it performed in Vadukkumnatha temple in Trissur, Kerala. As per my plans i found the wonderful position to shoot. Its an Asias biggest event perform annually.

The moderate showers that started around 2 p.m. on Wednesday could not dampen the spirits of the scintillating percussion concert `Elanjithara Melam’ held around that time.

Later when heavy rain, accompanied by gusty winds lashed the city just after the beginning of the `Kudamattam’ (exchange of parasols) in the afternoon, they went on dancing, cheerfully yelling and waving their hands each time a set of parasols were exchanged by the friendly rivals of the Pooram, the Thiruvambady and Paramekkavu Devaswoms.

Hanumman statue

Hanumman statue by Gireesh G V
Hanumman statue, a photo by Gireesh G V on Flickr.

after Shivrathri….., a barber’s mirror

after Shivrathri....., a barber's mirror

Man,  sitting for a hair cutting/ shaving with a footpath barber , a scene from New Delhi streets

“Self-realization is the knowing – in body, mind, and soul – that we are one with the omnipresence of God; that we do not have to pray that it come to us, that we are not merely near it at all times, but that God’s omnipresence is our omnipresence; that we are just as much a part of Him now as we ever will be. All we have to do is improve our knowing.” :- Yogananda Paramahansa