Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting 2

By: Kamakshi

Dec 04 2011

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Category: Challenges, Trivia

5 Comments

Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:25mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/30 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 550D

There is a popular Darga in Mumbai called Haji Ali where people of all beliefs come to offer prayers and seek blessings. One popular custom is tying a ‘mannat ka dhaga’. It’s a red-colored thread that you tie at the gate and make a wish to god. Once your wishes are fulfilled, you need to return to the darga and untie any one thread. Since there are so many people who need god to listen to, there is a wishing tree. I am not the wishing or demanding kinds, but as a mark of respect I tie a thread too. When something good comes my way, I just go and untie a thread to thank Him for the unasked wishes. And now I wait for his next call so I can go pay a visit. A photo of the darga will follow soon, I hope!

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5 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting 2”

  1. Thanks. I enjoyed both picture and explanation.

  2. love the photo and so glad you took the trouble to explain what it is all about

  3. […] you ever take time off to visit the Haji Ali Dargah, apart from the manat ka dhaga, you can offer a chaddar too. A chaddar is noting but a shinning piece of cloth that covers the […]


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