Weekly photo Challenge: Culture ~ Ajmer Sharif

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Ajmer Sharif Deg

Ajmer Sharif is a sufi shrine of sufi saint, Moinuddin Chisti located at Ajmer , Rajasthan , India . The shrine has the grave (Maqbara) of the revered saint, Moinuddin Chisti. The Deg as shown in the picture has a religious importance , & its said that the food cooked in it during the special days is delicious . People can donate whatever they want in this deg.

 

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Urs festive

This pic is one of the pics during the Urs Festive , its  an annual festival held at Ajmer, a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, which commemorates the death anniversary of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, (founder of the Chishtiya Sufi order in India). It is held over six days and features night-long dhikr/zikr qawwali singing. The anniversary is celebrated in the seventh month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Thousands of pilgrims visit the shrine from all over India and abroad.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban. Few glimpses of My city

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The all time busy road of Ahmedabad

 

 

 

 

A beautiful walk , by the river side , relaxes you from the hustle of traffic .

 

 

A festival celebrated by everyone .

 

So this are a few glimpses of my city , well there are many more, but I couldnt capture it. So enjoy the trailer version
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong > Freedom is not for granted

 

 

 

Today is our Independence day ,65 years ago, it was the dawn of a new beginning — the beginning of freedom  & this photo represents how people have started taking our freedom just for granted ,its WRONG ,  we were not just given freedom as a charity , we fought for it , lives were sacrificed , we payed for it .

So its my humble request , Let’s not take our Independence for granted, Let’s do our bit to make India A better Place, Legacy to Love for Legacy to die for.

More the simple , More its Better !!

Simplicity is beauty , In the ever-changing world of advertising, one fact remains the same: Simple is better.  Here my reference is Vogue Magazine Cover , the more the simple pix they chose for their covers the more eyes they catch !!
It is necessary to eliminate the unnecessary , so that the more important things gets focus , the more adjectives creates more complexity .Here are few of the covers I picked , irrespective of celebs that are on it , I just wanted to express that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication .



 

 

The World We Live In ……

When we rise in the morning and listen to the radio or read the newspaper, we are confronted with the same sad news: violence, crime, wars, and disasters , Even in these modern times it is clear that one’s precious life is not safe. No former generation has had to experience so much bad news as we face today. It is ironic that the more serious problems emanate from the more industrially advanced societies. Science and technology have worked wonders in many fields, but the basic human problems remain.

Science and technology, though capable of creating immeasurable material comfort, cannot replace the age-old spiritual and humanitarian values that have largely shaped world civilization, in all its national forms, as we know it today.No one can deny the unprecedented material benefit of science and technology, but our basic human problems remain; we are still faced with the same, if not more, suffering, fear, and tension. Thus it is only logical to try to strike a balance between material developments on the one hand and the development of spiritual, human values on the other.

Compassion as the Pillar of World Peace

According to Buddhist psychology, most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities. The pursuit of the objects of our desire and attachment involves the use of aggression and competitiveness as supposedly efficacious instruments.Your compassion is based on altruistic considerations.The rationale for compassion is that every one of us wants to avoid suffering and gain happiness. Our lives are in constant flux, bringing many difficulties. When faced with a calm and clear mind, problems can be successfully resolved.

World Religions for World Peace

All religions agree upon the necessity to control the undisciplined mind that harbours selfishness and other roots of trouble, and each teaches a path leading to a spiritual state that is peaceful, disciplined, ethical, and wise. All the different religions of the world are needed to enrich human experience and world civilization.
If our minds are dominated by anger, we will lose the best part of human intelligence – wisdom, the ability to decide between right and wrong. Anger is one of the most serious problems facing the world today.

Individual Power to Shape Institutions

The greater part of present world tension seems to stem from the ‘Eastern bloc‘ versus ‘Western bloc‘ conflict that has been going on since World War II. These two blocs tend to describe and view each other in a totally unfavourable light. This continuing, unreasonable struggle is due to a lack of mutual affection and respect for each other as fellow human beings.

In the sense that what is required is a sensitive understanding of our common human situation. Hatred and fighting cannot bring happiness to anyone, even to the winners of battles.There is a school of thought that warns us to refrain from politics altogether, as politics has become synonymous with amorality. Politics devoid of ethics does not further human welfare, and life without morality reduces humans to the level of beasts.

For renewal of human values and attainment of lasting happiness, we need to look to the common humanitarian heritage of all nations the world over.

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

~ Carl Gutsav