Sunday, July 26, 2009

Naag Panchami-The festival of Snake God.

Naag Panchami is one of the most important festivals in India celebrated to commemorate the existence of the snake god.
Celebrated on the fifth day of the moonlit-fortnight in the month of Shravan according to the Hindu calendar, this festival falls in the month of July /August according to the Gregorian calendar. It is celebrated in various parts of the country amongst the community where it has been prevalent for long. The grandest celebrations can be seen in the southern India and in the states of Bengal and Maharashtra. The festival has religious significance too. It is believed that Snakes have been the savior of human race from the wrath of demons and also, that the earth is balanced on the head of on Shesh Naag.Presented below are some photographs taken on the occassion of the festival.

The Female cobra in full glory.

The fully hooded male cobra.

The Snake Charmer a study in concentration.

The Cobra Couple.

Snake charmer in company of Cobra.

Double Headed Snake.

A Double heade snake crawling.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Green Bee Eater

The Little Green Bee-eater,Scientific name [Merops orientalis], is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resides in a belt across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and from Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia and Asia through India to Vietnam.
Like other bee-eaters, this species is a richly coloured predominantly Green, slender bird. It is about 9 inches (16-18 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers. The sexes cannot be determined visually.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Indian Roller

The Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis), also known as Blue Jay is a member of the roller family of birds that is found in tropical southern Asia from Iraq to Thailand. It is not migratory, but undertakes some seasonal movements. They are found in open grassland and light forest areas. It is known for the aerobatic displays of the male during the breeding season. Males and females are however not readily distinguishable. Several states in India have chosen it as their symbolic bird.It is the state bird of Karnataka an Indian state.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Indian Silverbill

Indian Silverbill [Lonchura malabarica] also known as White-throated Munia is a small passerine bird. Found in most of Middle East and South Asia:Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Oman,Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates.
The Indian Silverbill is a tiny gregarious bird which feeds mainly on seeds. It frequents dry open country and cultivation, especially near water.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Memories of Katernia

This shot was taken at the ghat of Girwa river in katernia ghat sanctuary.This is the place where passengers to the other side of river take the boat.

This shot was taken along the bundha road in Katernia range, of katernia ghat sanctuary.