Tehatta, West Bengal, India
Photography career :
2018-05 # Exhibition ‚ Belgrade Photo Month (Belgrade, Serbia)
2018-06 # Exhibition ‚ European Development Days in Brussels organized by European Union EuropeAid-WOMEN-ENERGY (Brussels)
2018-06 # Exhibition ‚ University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada),
2018-02 # Exhibition ‚ “Khushnuma” (IIM Udaipur, Rajasthan; India)
2018-08 # Exhibition ‚ Chania Photo Festival (Greece).
2018-06 # Exhibition ‚ “Shades Of Grey” (Nandan - 4, Kolkata, India),
2018-09 # Exhibition ‚ "Intriguing Illusions"(Drik Gallery, Bangladesh), .
2018-09 # Exhibition ‚ ‘Odesa// Batumi Photo Days Se@ Experience’ (Georgia)
2018-09 # Exhibition, "My Travel Moment" (NCPA Piramal Art Gallery, Mumbai, India)
2018-11 # Exhibition, Samsara Art Festival (Santiniketan Society of Visual Art & Design, West Bengal; India)
My photo published in Canon-India, World-street.photography, India biodiversity portal, Don't Take Pictures magazine (USA), fovi8 magazine (USA), Anandabazar Patrika (India), School of narrative & Aesthetic Photography (Singapore). Photo story published in Chiiz Magazine (India), digitally published in Dodho Magazine (Barcelona, Spain) & 121clicks.com (India). My photos have been digital screening at Indian Photo Festival – Hyderabad (India) & Asia Photo Review (Los Angeles, USA). Shortlisted in "UNESCO Youth Eyes On the Silk Roads International Photography Contest 2018", WSIS Forum (UNESCO, UNCTAD, UNDP), Rotary Club – A CLICK FOR AWARENESS “BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO”. Besides, published in Vogue Italy digital (10 times), Nat Geo editorial favorite (7th times), editorial note. I have qualified to participate in the “First-Ever Conference on Photo Tourism in India” (Gujarat) organized by Gujarat Tourism. Recently my photo will publish in World Health Organization (WHO) International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) & United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).
Prayers to God through fire flame
At first monks are praying to Lord Shiva (According to Hindu mythology Shiva is known as "The Destroyer". In Shaivism tradition, Shiva is the Supreme Being who creates, protects and transforms the universe) through fire flame. The word Gajan in Bengali comes from the word “garjan” or roar that "Sannyasi"-s emit during the festivities. Many devotees observe a fast on the day. The monks are wear dhoti (men's garment) in special style; in Bengal it is called “Tiii”. The Gajan, a way to show the miracle of God, are unique and at times risky. The Gajan is a special folk festival, celebrated at Chaitra Sankranti (last day of the Bengali year) for bidding good-bye to the passing year. It is usually take place on 13-14 April.
In this context, though the festival is celebrated on the midnight, the preparations start at least a month in advance. The team involved in its arrangement goes from village to village and collects the necessary items, like paddy, oil, sugar, salt, honey, money etc. Around midnight, the devotees gather to offer prayers to the deity. Here people are came to see it, car's light has fallen on them (2:21 AM).