Monday, September 22, 2014

Ganga Arti @ Varanasi

     The holy city of Varanasi is located on the banks of the holy river Ganges and this makes for a very spiritual combination. The Ganges is considered a giver... to the Body and Soul. It is called Ma Ganga meaning Mother Ganges. In the evening thousands gather to offer prayers. As the skies darken and night falls the ceremony is conducted in the light of flood lamps. The chants of the priests, smoke rising from the gigantic lamps in their hands, hundreds of small earthen lamps kept on the stairs make a beautiful and mesmerizing sight. They say it is really a spiritual experience. This is an attempt to bring out the scene. I hope I have been able to do justice.

36 comments:

  1. Fabulous work that touches heart, AK! It sends certainly its mood and spiritual message yet the work requires highly sophisticated techniques that you fullfilled well and amazingly. Congrats and thank you for shaing. Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Your words are so encouraging Sadami. I am sure you must be doing really well with children !!

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  2. wow thanks for sharing....
    spirital artwork wow

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  3. It's wonderful AK, you brought the scene to life.

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  4. Have a told you that everytime I see your banner, it takes my breath away!

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    1. Thanks a lot Carol. I too love this work. Has a lot memories of the times when I was an Air Force pilot !!

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  5. It's a fabulous painting, I can fully imagine the magic of this scene in real life !

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  6. It's a beautiful painting, full of spirit and emotion. Fabulous work!

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  7. Lovely story and gorgeous painting - love how you've captured the glow all over (not an easy thing to do). Definitely a spiritual painting.

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  8. Asit, you have indeed done a beautiful job of the ritual on the Ganges - wonderful work!!! Capturing those brilliant lights against the dark sky is not easy to do in watercolor.
    Kathryn

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  9. Querido Asit, ese juego de luces es fabuloso!! Felicidades

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  10. Gorgeous! Such a complex scene, created with such a beautiful freshness of color. A fabulous work!

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  11. Complexity dealt with so much of ease and poise AK, loved it so much, admire your guts to try this subject, needs lot of courage and you have it!

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  12. Congratulations Asit for this wonderful and complex scene. I think you have painted a real masterpiece. Ciao!

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  13. wow...such a challenging scene/subject--you did a fabulous job!

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  14. Ethereal and marvelous! i can't see technique...it's just 'there'...beautiful!

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  15. Bellissimo e interessante, come sempre

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  16. Love your new blog background and banner. This painting is glowing!

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