Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity

By: Kamakshi

Oct 22 2011

Tags: , , , ,

Category: Challenges, Trivia

20 Comments

Aperture:f/3.5
Focal Length:18mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/25 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 550D

While there are billions of people following Hinduism, it is not a religion per se, it is a doctrine of Dharmas, that suggest ways of living a righteous life. What that ideally translates to is that we have several Gods and goddesses whose stories help us make difficult choices. Hindus havent really seen god, (I mean, as opposed to the Buddhists, Jains and Christians, who have reference points). So thanks to mythology, we have descriptions, and the creative genius came up with visual connotations, an opportunity for us Hindus to find and know about God. A good opportunity for me to thank God for all the wonderful people I loved, some I lost, some I am still holding on to!

Advertisements

20 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity”

  1. I like the angle of your shot. Thx for the insight about Hinduism.

  2. Thank you for the pingback. I like the photo of Lord Ganesha. Very beautiful!

  3. Very nice picture of Ganesh you’ve got there. And thanks for the enlightening words on hinduism 🙂
    I wrote an article about Ganesh not so long ago
    http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/the-elephant-god-ganesh-festival/

  4. Cool angle. Great capture! Jai Ganesha!

    🙂

  5. Wonderful photo AND write-up. 🙂

  6. As always, interesting and informative.
    In my understanding, Buddhists do not “see” God, as, for instance, Christianity has it. The Buddha is not God, in that sense. The use of multiple gods and goddesses in Hinduism must be a very great source of strength and insight for people. I think the gods and goddesses in ancient Greece were supposed to have functioned in much the same way: different aspects of life, different sources of wisdom and power.
    A paragraph from the Chandogya Upanishads accompanied me (written in my small notebook) daily for years and years of my life —

    • Thanks Judith, I didnt know about the buddhists, I dont know anyone who has embraced buddhism as a religion, but ya i have met a rather interesting practicing buddhist!

  7. This is a great shot. I love the textures in the statue that you have captured so well. At this time I am thinking of my Hindu neighbour who suffered a stroke last year – I hope that he and his family will have a good Diwali and I wish the same to you and your family.

  8. […] Picturesqueworld.wordpress.com – Photo of Ganesh (picturesqueworld.wordpress.com) Rate this: Share this:ShareFacebookEmailTwitterDiggStumbleUponRedditLinkedInPrintLike this:LikeOne blogger likes this post. […]

  9. […] Picturesqueworld.wordpress.com – Bilde av Ganesh (picturesqueworld.wordpress.com) Rate this: Share this:ShareFacebookEmailTwitterDiggStumbleUponRedditLinkedInPrintLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: