Monday, August 25, 2014

Their Happy Hours on the Beach

Their Happy Hours on the Beach
Post sunset silhouettes of these two children playing with the waves on the secluded beach of Sagardwip are among my favorite beach photographs. There are many photos in my collection for the same, but I chose these two among them, as I feel, they together narrate a beautiful photo story of two kids, probably siblings, sister with her younger brother, still full with life after the day and clearly not bothered of the falling darkness over the beach unlike adults who had mostly abandoned the beach as the sun left. They continued their playful attitude with darkening waves and ignored my movements with the camera as if I was a ghost, till it got dark enough and I had to remind them "time to return home kids". Located on an island in the Sunderbans, Gangasagar is an able tourist charmer with its pristine beach on the estuary of river Ganges. The island of Gangasar, also called Sagardwip is one of the most famous Hindu pilgrimage sites in India, with countless pilgrims from all over the subcontinent flocking in the the month of January at the confluence of river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal for a holy dip, followed by rituals at old Kapil Muni Temple on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. Its popularity in India is comparable to the Kumbh Mela that is held every three years!
Their Happy Hours on the Beach

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots and loved how you interpreted it. My husband has been there when he lived in Calcutta.

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    1. Thank you Saru :)
      Yes, the island deserves a visit, but from a traveler/photographer's viewpoint, certainly not during the Makar sankranti festival time.

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  2. I'm planning to visit Gangasagar in December...and nice shot :D

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    1. Mountain to Sea? :-O
      and thanks Pankti :-))

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