Faces 3: Local Hero

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Diwali Street Market

Indian street markets have an indomitable energy. I went for a photowalk on Diwali day and came back with my head buzzing with Diwali spirit! While Mumbai is the capital of Mall culture in India, every middle class locality has it’s own street market which is the epicenter of action.

These markets are filled with emotions…  innocence & happiness…  gloom & greed.

Light and Magic II

Tadoba 7 : Lurker

Rather early in the morning, this young chap decided to stay close to the visitors.

Waiting for an Ambush, Tiger. Cub. Tadoba
Waiting for an Ambush

Diwali Night

Marine Drive is a 4.3-kilometre-long boulevard in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai. It is the best place to watch best of the Diwali fireworks in Mumbai. This was my first attempt at night photography with my Canon 6D.

Marine Drive on Diwali Night, Mahesh patil , Phtography
Marine Drive on Diwali Night

Up Above

Some where between Mumbai & Chennai. Shot with my Galaxy S4.

Golden Horizon
Golden Horizon
Wing, Mahesh Patil, Skyscape,
Wing

Glittering God

Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati. We have a simple ceremony at home, where we worship the god by decorating his altar and offering him his favourite food “Modak” as Prasad

Glittering God, Mahesh Patil, Ganpati
Glittering God
Glittering God, Ganpati, Mahesh Patil
Glittering God
Chatradhari Ganesh, Mahesh Patil,
Chattradhari Ganesh
Kara, Auspicious, Mahesh Patil
Auspicious Kara

Prasad (food offering to deity) is presented on a Banana leaf. Prasad consists of Modaks, rice dumplings filled with coconut, jaggery and dry fruits.  Kheer and Puri is also important part of prasad. Potato subji and Lentils served on rice with dollop of butter and basil leaf completes the menu.

Prasad, Ganpati, Mahesh Patil, Modak
Prasad