Photography 101 – Moment

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
― Buddha

cow smooch ?

Shall we kiss and make up ?? πŸ˜‰

These are some moments captured of one of my nephew’s wedding. Glimpses of a Bengali wedding rituals. πŸ™‚

sindoor porano

Here the groom is preparing to apply vermilion called ‘sindoor’ to the bride’s hair parting. Henceforth, the woman will apply this herself regularly rest of her married life or till her husband is alive.

In the background are the groom’s two aunts standing with a bright colored sari with which to cover her head, once the ‘sindoor’ has been applied. It is symbolic, because once this ritual is over of applying ‘sindoor’ and head covering, she will be officially accepted as a daughter- in- law or ‘bou’ in our language.

sindoor porano

I was not able to crop that cameraman who came into the frame. cropping would have spoiled the moment in the picture.


That is the final ritual, where the wife touches the feet of her husband and accepts him as her provider and protector for the rest of her life. Pretty chauvinistic ritual πŸ˜‰

But we had our moment of fun during the process. We joked loud to our nephew to enjoy the moment because, this is a special performance only for today πŸ˜‰ for the rest of his life, it will him in that position ! πŸ˜€

Day 13 assignment


About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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12 Responses to Photography 101 – Moment

  1. I love the photos, what a fascinating insight into your your world. πŸ™‚

  2. Paula says:

    Not to anticipate troubles – I must remember that as I am prone to negative expectations. The moments you’ve captured are special, Andy. I am a sucker for animals so I love your cow – not that I would smack kiss her, but still πŸ™‚

  3. crisisalive says:

    He looks like he’s saying “cheese” perfect capture!!

  4. ady says:

    Now,these are what I call ‘Moments of a lifetime’ Special day and splendid capture πŸ™‚

  5. Colline says:

    It is interesting to see the marriage rituals of another culture. Thank you for explaining them.

  6. desleyjane says:

    Oh gosh! Your cow! Love it.

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