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Monday, November 26

Marigold and Butterfly

This is from my roof-top garden. Marigold and butterflies, skipper ...

Butterfly
Marigold & Butterfly

Skipper
Skipper
Rongan - Ixora
Rongan - Ixora


Saturday, November 24

Jai Maa Jagadhatri

Maa Jagadhatri
Maa Jagadhatri
 After Durgapuja and Kalipuja, now it's time for Jagadhatri Puja. This Hindu Festival of worshiping Devi Jagadhatri is very common in West Bengal, India.

Lighting
Lighting




Jagaddhatri or Jagadhatri is the "Protector of World", her cult is directly derived from Tantra.
Pandal
Pandal


















The hymns:
জয়দে জগদানন্দে জগদেকপ্রপূজিতে
জয় সর্ব্গতে দুর্গে জগদ্ধাত্রি নমঽস্তুতে
Transliteration: jayade jagadanande jayadekaprapujite.
jaya sarvagate Durge Jagaddhatri namahstute.
Translation: I hail Thee, o all-pervasive Jagaddhatri Durga, Thou art victorious and symbol of the joys of the world; it is only Thou in the world, who can be worshipped properly. Victory to Thee.

The Idol
The Idol




According to Hinduism, Anybody who worships Jagaddhatri becomes absolutely ego-less and a true servant of the world which is nothing but a manifestation of the Brahman.











 Source: Wikipedia




 
জয় মা জগদ্ধাত্রী
জয় মা জগদ্ধাত্রী

Friday, November 23

Four O'clock - Mirabilis jalapa

Flower: Four O'clock
Flower: Four O'clock

This is the flower commonly known as "Four O'clock" or "Marvel of Peru". Botanical name: Mirabilis jalapa. A curious aspect of this plant is that flowers of different colors can be found simultaneously on the same plant. (Source: Wikipedia)
Flower: Sandhya malati
Flower: Sandhya malati



These flowers open in the evening and wilt in the next morning.










সন্ধ্যা মালতী ফুল
সন্ধ্যা মালতী ফুল




Mirabilis jalapa:
Common name: "Four O'clock" or "Marvel of Peru", "Beauty of the Night"
Botanical name: Mirabilis jalapa
Bengali name: Sandhya malati (সন্ধ্যা মালতী).

Friday, November 16

5 in 1

Posting 5 photos together ... all the shots were taken at the Puja-pandal-ground on the occasion of Kalipuja (2012), puja organized by Milan Sangha Club, Dum Dum.

Decoration in front of the pandal ...
Decoration - Elephant
The Elephant
The fountain - Ganga is coming out from the matted hair of Lord Shiva ...
The Fountain
The Fountain
















The front view of the pandal ...
The Pandal
The Pandal
















Inside the pandal - the deity - Goddess Kali ...
Jai Maa Kali
Jai Maa Kali
















Pranitaa, in front of the fountain ...
Pranitaa
Pranitaa

Tuesday, November 13

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali
Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali Greetings
Shubho Kalipuja & Happy Diwali

Candlelight
Candlelight

Candlelight
Candlelight

Sunday, November 11

Bahurupi - বহুরূপী

Bahurupi - Lord Shiva
Bahurupi - Lord Shiva
Bahurupi - বহুরূপী - an itinerant showman who amuses people by assuming various forms. Here the Bahurupi is in the disguise of Lord Shiva (শিবঠাকুর), Hindu God.
বহুরূপী - শিবঠাকুর
বহুরূপী - শিবঠাকুর

Bahurupi with Pranitaa
Bahurupi with Pranitaa



Saturday, November 10

Arabian Jasmine - Jasminum sambac

Arabian Jasmine
Arabian Jasmine
Arabian Jasmine (English) or Jasminum sambac (scientific name) var. 'Maid of Orleans' is classified under the genus Jasminum under the tribe Jasmineae. It belongs to the olive family Oleaceae. Despite the English common name of "Arabian jasmine", Jasminum sambac is not originally native to Arabia.
Jasminum sambac
Jasminum sambac


বেল ফুল বা বেলী ফুল
বেলফুল বা বেলীফুল
Jasminum sambac is a small shrub - widely cultivated for its attractive and sweetly fragrant flowers. The flowers are also used for perfumes and for making tea. It is the national flower of the Philippines, where it is known as Sampaguita. It is also one of the three national flowers of Indonesia, where it is known as melati putih.

Sampaguita Flower
Sampaguita
Arabian Jasmine is also known as Sambac Jasmine in English and in some of Indian languages as follows:



  • Bengali - Bel / Beli (বেলফুল/বেলী)
  • Hindi - Bela /Motiya / Mogra
  • Gujarati - Mogro
  • Marathi - Moghra
  • Kannada - Dundu Mallige
  • Manipuri - Jati Puspa
  • Malayalam - Koda Mulla
  • Oriya - Juhi Mahli
  • Punjabi - Motiya
  • Sanskrit - Malati or Mallika
  • Tamil - Kundumalli
  • Telugu - Mallepuvvu
  • Urdu - Baila or Motiya
  (Source: Wikipedia)

Thursday, November 1

Dinosaur at Digha Science Center

Photographs of Dinosaur Model in front of the Digha Science Center*, New Digha, West Bengal.

Dinosaur
Dinosaur, front gate, Digha Science Center (Bacground: Jurassic Park)

Dinosaurs are a diverse group of animals of the clade Dinosauria. They first appeared during the Triassic period, approximately 230 million years ago, and were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates for 135 million years, from the beginning of the Jurassic (about 200 million years ago) ... [Source: Wikipedia].

Dinosaur


Dinosaur
Dinosaur































*Digha Science Center
Address: Foreshore Road, New Digha-721463, Dist Midnapore (East), West Bengal 
Phone: 03220 266 360
Hours:
Sun-Sat 9am-7pm (Source: NCSM)     
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