Khichdi by Anuradha Nautiyal. Entangled is a story about different perspectives on an age-old tradition known as Uttarayan, the annual kite flying festival in India. Pongal, Lotus flowers collecting In my home state of Gujarat, this festival is called “Uttarayana”. Blogged select captures by Vasu.. Happy Uttarayan with Love.
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Featured on today’s blog post over at Random Specific. Reels of kite string firki from the Uttarayan Kite Festival in Ahmedabad. From these I select a few to write my blogs about the experience, introspection, learning etc. See my “Celebrating Uttarayan” slideshow. The sun isn’t very harsh at this time of the year. The sun goes down on yet another Uttarayan. The skies over Ahmedabad were surprisingly blue for someone travelling to Ahmedabad from from Mumbai.
India is a diverse country with diversity in culture and language to name a few. During the day, the sky of Ahmedabad is filled with kites that are so numerous that it creates a serious hazard for birds.
The last kites of Uttarayan
A family launches a sky lantern after the sun brings another glorious Uttarayan day uttarqyan a close! Getting the Manja string ready for Uttarayan! His sternness lacked conviction and the voice had lost its bite. Best viewed against a black background. People of all ages throng the city’s rooftops for two straight days flying kites and engaging in kite fights. This picture was shot during a visit to Dharmaj, a village located in the state of Gujarat.
The least celebrated, yet a crucial part of this are the manjha-makers, who make the kite string by coating it with ground glass with their bare hands. Shot in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Those not busy flying are busy in preparing the kites. The last kites of Uttarayan by Saumil Shah.
This uttarayyan the beginning of the Winter Solstice, though scientifically, 21st – 22nd December is the real start of Uttarayan Winter Kttarayan.
Uttarayan, or Makar Sankranti, celebrates the northern ascent of the Sun. I have noticed that this photo has been hijacked and used for three different articles published on the wibbly wobbly web. Flying kites on the roof of Ahmedabad’s Jama Masjid. Happy Makar Sankranti by Anuradha Nautiyal. I was invited by the “Entangled” film crew to join in as a still photographer as they prepared their documentary on Uttarayan.
Kite flying festival, Makar Sankranti, Uttarayan | Flickr
Please don’t paste flashy images and other medallions in the comment section. Uttwrayan I do capture performances or spaces on request for a project. Uttarayan Explored by Bhavishya Goel. It also marks the start of northward journey of sun from winter to summer solstice known as “Uttarayana”.
Coating the string manja by hand by Saumil Shah.
Kite flying festival, Makar Sankranti, Uttarayan 2013
Kite Watcher by Meena Kadri. The scientific reason behind kite flying is for the population to get a nice sun bath and help generate a healthy dose of Vitamin D.
Clicked on Kite festival day. As the adults continue their daily chores, the children seek out fallen kites so they can continue the celebration.
Uttarayan Sunset by Meena Kadri. Evening falls and the kite flying activity reaches a frenzy.