June 25, 2012

A couple of captures from my cute little Canon!

I unexpectedly happened to visit a workshop at Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) in my India trip. Their craftsmanship is nothing but stunning. 

My resting time folks. Do not disturb.


Listen to my music.

Dance to the tune.

Each one is a beauty.


Gifted are these people in their art, how about their lives?

saraswati namastubhyam varadé kāmarūpiṇi |
vidyārambham kariṣhyāmi, siddhirbhavatu mé sadā ||



Where else could you see me in so many forms?

 These days, I don't know have anything but serious stuff to post. That's why, they are here for a change of mood...:)

26 comments:

  1. Nice captures..:-) aa dance chesthunna vinaayakudi bomma bhale cute gaa undhandee..:-)Baagaa teesaaru anni photolu..:-)

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    1. Thanks Nagini. Kadaa...naku bhale nachindi adi aite..eppati nundo anukuntunna konni anna pics pedadamu ani, marchipotunna :)

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  2. I must say your Ganesha photos make me fall in love with him--he is sooooo cute--the resting Ganesha, the musician Ganesha, the dancing Ganesha, Ganesha boys sitting around...
    Sorry, although I usually love Saraswati sculptures,this one I am bowled over by sweet Ganesha!

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    1. Isn't he? Thank you Bhavana.I too fell in love with him. I was just wishing, hope I could buy one when I own a house..:)

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  3. if seeing him in so many forms is a change in mood from serious stuff, then i am in a hard place, dont know what i should be asking for. loved the pics and the text. given the large scale availability of these idols in the indian setting, we often fail to give due importance to the craftsmanship behind it. thanks for sharing.

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    1. Welcome here and thank you for taking time to comment. True that we don't realise the craftsmanship.

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  4. I remember this bunch of shops selling amazing carved statues when I visited Mahabalipuram! Quite fabulous.

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    1. I so happened to visit this place incidentally and feel really glad I did it. Thank you Rachna.

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  5. Nice post :) I have seen these folks on the roadside in Chennai and yes they are simply amazing. My son says that sloka everyday and its a pleasure listening to him recite in his baby voice :)

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    1. Thank you Jaishree. I didn't know they would sell them on Chennai streets too. And yes, it's really wonderful kids reciting in their baby voices..remember when my son also used to tell it..:)

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  6. yes, they are gifted indeed. brilliant work!! thanks for the change of mood.

    i just got this post notification but i can see people have commented already. when did you publish this one?

    hey, join indiblogger, i will vote for you :D.

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    1. Thank you Deb. Sorry for the late reply. I posted this last evening around the same time. I think I did log in Indiblogger. What's the vote thing about?

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  7. that elephant one is so cute..

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  8. WOW, I loved the fourth one. Amazing, wish I could get one for my home in India.

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    1. yes Saru, that's what I felt too. But, they are expensive yaar.

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  9. Wow…. Brilliant captures of exquisite sculptures. I have been to Mamallapuram several times and the craftsmanship just amazes me every single time. Lovely post. Loved your description below the captures too.

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    1. Lucky are you to have visited them so many times..:) Thank you Raj. I am always happy when I see a comment from you as you are my first reader apart from my friends :)

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    2. That is so sweet of you. Thank you so much. And I really like your blog and your writing. :) And I forgot to mention.. I like the design of your blog too. Very colorful and happy happy. :)

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    3. Haha...I know..it's too girly girly huh? Somehow, after searching 100s of designs, my eyes fixated on this one and I thought, this is the one..:) happy happy..:)

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  10. Being in Chennai I have seen the place many times.But the nice pictures bring memories.
    kpartha12@gmail.com

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  11. Wow. These pictures are lovely. I have never seen sculptures of Ganesha standing and posing that way. It was amazing. Thanks for sharing it :-)

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  12. These are some beautiful piocs , I liked the one where the artist is making one ...

    Bikram's

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