Weekly photo challenge : Old-fashioned 2

My first second post for a photo challenge 🙂

In Hindu religion we have a lot of Gods. Its believed that there are about 330 million deities worshiped by Hindus. The deities also differ from state to state. One such deity worshiped especially by people from the state of Maharashtra and parts of Karnataka is Vitthal. He is believed to be an incarnation of Vishnu.

Every year this time around a festival called “Ekadashi” is celebrated in this God’s honour. Two most famous saints who worshiped Lord Vitthal were Tukaram and Dyaneshwar. Even today every year, disciples from all over the state walk all the way to a place called Pandharpur which s the main temple of Lord Vitthal. The months in which Ekadashi falls is usually monsoon in India. But these disciples are so engrossed in chanting their beloved Lord’s name that the monsoon and the fatigue from the walking are a mere trifle. Every year around this same time, three wonderfully talented disciples visit our place singing hymns (called “bhajans” in Hindi). They play these three very old Indian classical instruments – harmonium, tabla, taal. 

taal 1

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18 comments

  1. Ruksi · July 14, 2011

    Nice! I wouldn’t really call them old fashioned though…more like ancient. And still relevant. haha.

    • Sheetal · July 14, 2011

      Thanks a lot for appreciating and stopping by…
      I know the instruments are really old but still Indian classical music is fresh in everyones heart 🙂

  2. dorisrudddesigns · July 14, 2011

    Beautiful photos!

  3. 2e0mca · July 14, 2011

    Colourful detail photos and an interesting explanation to go with them 🙂

    • Sheetal · July 14, 2011

      Thanks a lot.. 🙂
      Color and Indians go very well together 😉

  4. Shweta · July 15, 2011

    Way you go gal….wonderful description with amazing clicks

  5. aame · July 15, 2011

    Thanks for reviving the melodious memories..I can already hear them 🙂 Though I would say they are rather a treasure than old-fashioned 😉 Cheers !

    • Sheetal · July 15, 2011

      I absolutely agree with you..
      Thanks for your comment 🙂

  6. frizztext · July 16, 2011

    wonderful collection of instruments! for sure something for youtube too, to listen how they sound 🙂

    • Sheetal · July 18, 2011

      Thank you so much…
      You are right, these instruments sound mellifluous…

  7. Touch2Touch · July 19, 2011

    Interesting photos, even more interesting commentary —

    • Sheetal · August 3, 2011

      Thank you so much! Am happy u enjoyed the commentary 🙂

  8. Bri Barbieri · July 25, 2011

    I love this-very original and interesting!

    • Sheetal · August 3, 2011

      Thanks a lot for appreciating…

  9. 3rd culture children · July 30, 2011

    you’ve got a beautiful blog! congrats! and the images for this challenge are so crisp!

    • Sheetal · August 3, 2011

      thats a huge compliment….thank u so much! Am really happy to know u liked my blog…keep stopping by 🙂

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