Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Full Moon of Sharad Purnima

Full Moon of Sharad Purnima
Countless clouds wooing the enigmatic full moon of Sharad Purnima!
The full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashwin is called the Sharad Purnima, or, Kojagori Purnima in few places of India like- Bengal, Assam, Odisha, where Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped at night, the schedule of which is strictly governed by the Purnima tithi. Although Lakshmi is worshiped in most of the houses at my place (are we really so God loving?) the overall celebration fails to match that of Durga puja which concludes 3-4 days before Lakhshmi Puja. I had already pampered my insomnia due to a late night fiction writing assignment when I realized I could go out in the open and capture the fair and lovely full moon of Sharad Purnima, after all I was yet to overcome the festive hangover of Durga Puja!
Full Moon of Sharad Purnima
Honestly I don't like the closeup moon photos but somehow this urge seems irresistible!
Mosquitoes can never resist my magnetic charm, especially so whenever I try to stabilize my camera either in our garden or on the roof. Eventually I lost my clicking enthusiasm after few quick shots. Here are they for your fun. May the Goddess of wealth and prosperity shower her blessings on you in this Kojagori Purnima night! If you remember I had dedicated a photo story on how to take full moon photos with your modest point and shoot camera. In case you missed that useful photo post, click here to enjoy the scene where clouds are wooing the full moon and learn how to take such moon photos. And, don't forget to check four remaining photographs... they may not be very appealing but I assure you, they're very real and devoid of digital makeups.


Full Moon of Sharad Purnima
Kojagori moon looks brighter than the street lamp... isn't it?

Full Moon of Sharad Purnima
Here the Kojagori moon looks like a fireball passing through the intestine of a monster!

Full Moon of Sharad Purnima
Full moon through shivering leaves of coconut tree...

Full Moon of Sharad Purnima
This one looks like a galaxy in itself, like those we used to read in our school geography!

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful! My mum wanted me to have a look at the moon yesterday and share my gratitude. It was so cloudy and raining heavily in Bangalore, that this post is the closest I could have got! Thank you A for all these shots :)

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    1. I'm so glad that my whims born out of insomnia served some good purpose... thank you Parul :-)

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  2. All the pics are fab. The last four pics seem to take me into a fantasy mode! The one where moon and street light are in the same fram, I felt the moon was fab. The last pic is worth staring!

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    1. Manogna, I really appreciate your motivating compliments... My fav one is the last photograph :-))

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  3. Why is moon looking more like a sun? :/

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    1. because beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder ;-)
      And one more thing Pankti... do you see such moon in Ahmedabad? At least Kolkata sky is quite light-polluted :-/

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    2. Of course I do beautiful moon in Ahmedabad, especially during Poornima and provided it's not monsoon. However, it's quite a different story about stars :( And I will tell you which city is more populated in mid-December :P

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  4. this is called perfect use of the oppurtunity...The brightest full moon of the year captured so very beautifully loved your Blood moon clicks

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  5. Fabulous. How did you capture such beauty? I have always felt attracted to moon. There is something about sitting quietly and watching the moon. I don't know what it is but it is peace for sure and that is what I felt while going through this blog.

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    1. You're very motivating capt! I captured them by being in the right place at right time :-P

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  6. Very nice captures mate. Really appealing

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