Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Blessings


A resident Sadhu at the mezzanine level of the stairway to Babulnath temple poses for me when he sees me taking his picture.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Monochrome mania

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Preparing the clay for making pots in Kumbharwada, Dharavi.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Good luck cafe

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Interior decor of Good Luck Irani cafe in Bandra. A popular cafe among the morning walkers in Bandra who drop in for their bun maska and chai before heading home,

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Jai Shankar

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Steps leading to Babulnath temple that was built on a hillock in 1890 dedicated to Lord Shiva. A popular destination for tourists and pilgrims in Mumbai.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

St.Stephen's church



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Built in 1853 St.Stephen's church stands beautiful in a cute corner of Bandra close to the Mount Mary church. 
To learn more about this cute church head here

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wall art

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Shaandar (Grand) Zabardast (Terrific) Zindabad (Long live). Wall art in Bandra.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Babulnath temple

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The Babulnath temple in Mumbai dates back to 1890. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located on a small hillock near Girgaum chowpatty.
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Monday, June 10, 2019

Monochrome mania

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The neighbourhood 'Iron man'. He will iron your clothes for a small charge and often offers a drop and pick up of the clothes too. A real boon to the residents.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Offerings for Mahalakshmi

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Offerings on sale for Goddess Mahalakshmi outside the temple. Her favourite flower is the Lotus. In the plate there are floral garlands, bangles, coconut, incense and a lotus in full bloom. In addition the devotee can buy a saree to be offered too.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Profile of Mount Mary church

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The shrine of Our Lady of the Mount popularly known as Mount Mary or Mat Mauli, the corrupted form of Mata Mauli or Mother Mauli, is one of the most famous Christian shrines in India. The shrine, at that time a modest little hermitage, was founded by the Jesuits round about the years 1568-1570. In 1640 the hermitage was enlarged into a chapel. However another reference states, " In the year 1678 a chapel was built by the Portuguese and named Capella de N. Senhora do Monte, which was made filial to the ancient church of St. Anne."( B. L. D'silva in the Indian Antiquary XIX, pp. 443-44.) However one thing is certain that by 1679 it had become a famous place of pilgrimage frequented by Christrians and non-Christians alike. The present church which is a fine example of Gothic architecture with its noble facade and its soaring spires was built in 1904. he status of the shrine of Mount Mary was raised to a Minor Basilica by Pope Pius XII, at the time of the centenary celebrations of the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.
A huge fair is held in honour of Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ and is celebrated during the Octave (Sunday to Sunday) following the feast on 8th September. During the period thousands of devotees from all walks of life with no discrimination of caste and creed throng the road leading to the chapel of Our Lady of the Mount that goes to show the secular nature and cosmopolitan character of Bombay city.
Info sourced from Maharashtra State Gazetteers 



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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Spiritual tie up

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A priest setting up shop on the way to the Mahalakshmi temple. He is selling threads that are blessed to ward off bad omens. These are tied to the wrists of the person who needs the protection. This belief system is very strong.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Vintage

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Well maintained vintage house in Bandra.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Monochrome mania

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Transportation by handcart on Mohammed Ali Road.

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Mahalakshmi temple

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Way to Mahalakshmi temple in Mumbai. This is one of the oldest temples in Mumbai built in 1771 A.D.
The legend is that 3 idols of the deity were immersed in the sea off Worli by the devotees to avoid desecration by the Muslim invaders. This was when Bombay comprised of 7 isalnds. Subsequently during British rule the British Governor William Hornby entrusted the task of connecting all the islands by a causeway to an Indian engineer Prabhu. The link between Worli and Malabar Hill kept breaking and one night Goddess Mahalakshmi appeared in his dreams and suggested he recover the idols from the sea and construct a temple on the coast, which he did, and all the islands of Bombay were successfully connected. Today it is one of the most visited temples in Mumbai
Due to restiction on photography of the temple, this is the best image I could get using my phone camera.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

CDP Theme Day - Pink

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Street art or Graffiti in Bandra.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

St.Andrew's church

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St. Andrew's Church is one of the oldest churches in Mumbai, built by the Portuguese Jesuits in 1575. Built by the sea in Bandra, it was the only church there till the first quarter of the 17th century.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Vintage Bandra

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In some parts of Bandra old structures and trees live on regardless of the onslaught of modernity.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Old house

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New age fashion guru and prolific photographer Firoze Shakir in front of an old house in Bandra.

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Monochrome mania

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Waiting in his summer uniform, for his team to arrive, to play cricket in Girgaon.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sorted!

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All the fish sorted and in the basket, ready to be carted to the retail markets of Mumbai from the largest fish market of Mumbai - Sassoon docks.

Friday, May 24, 2019

The white orb

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The white orb in the golden sky over the Arabian sea off the Mumbai coast.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dhobi ghat

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Dhobi (washerman) Ghat (area) is an open air laundry in Mahalaxmi. The Dhobis work in the open to clean clothes and linen from hotels and hospitals in the area. This Dhobi ghat was built in 1890 and is a tourist attraction in Mumbai now.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Old timer

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An old timer happy to see visitors to Haji Ali. More visitors = More business! Visitors are blessed and shop keepers are blessed too! Win Win!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Travelling salesman

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The 'kelawala' (banana seller) in Bandra east who will roam around the area all day to sell bananas.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Monochrome mania

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Selfie time with the girls traditionally dressed for a festival in Versova.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

The sun trails

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The evening sky in Bandra with clouds, sun rays and birds.

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