Faces of India – 210

A temple musician playing the Indian Nageshwaram, a wind instrument popular in south of India. Initially I thought of zooming into his face, but then decided to go for this composition. The shot was taken in a temple of Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu.

Faces of India, a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here

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26 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Oh, what a wonderful capture, Indrani!! You do indeed find such great ones of your country and I do enjoy them SO much!! Thank you, for your kind comment on my blog today!! I do think of you as a wonderful friend and just wish we had an opportunity to meet some day. Have a beautiful weekend!!

  2. Your portraits are always so nice, Indrani!

  3. Reader Wil says:

    This man creates an atmosphere of my far and almost forgotten past in the tropics. I remember the sounds of Asia , mysterious and strange.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  4. Gattina says:

    Interesting photo,I wonder if I have already heard this instrument

  5. A beautiful instrument, well done Indrani.

  6. Dina says:

    You decided well. This man has more than just a nice face.

  7. Onkar says:

    Very nice. The person seems to be totally focussed.

  8. Anna says:

    Beautiful portrait, Indra!
    I can almost hear the sound…
    Nice weekend and greetings, Anna

  9. Viola says:

    Beautiful photo and I guess the wind fluite sounds lovely, would have been great to listen to it! 🙂

  10. Nadaswaram is a tough instrument to play needing lot of lung power.It is generally played in open spaces in temple festivals and marriage processions.The bulging cheeks that often bellow graceful and sweet music hasbeen captured well in this picture.

  11. Linda says:

    Nice shot! I can almost hear the music!

  12. India has rich old culture and tradition. People like them should be treasured since they are the ones who expose those dead instruments into live.
    Liked those photos.

  13. Fly Girl says:

    I'm glad you don't zoom on his face. The whole shot tells such a story!

  14. Carver says:

    Excellent shot of the musician. I love it.

  15. Ah! This is from my State. You've captured it at the right time 🙂

  16. Jeevan says:

    I guessed exactly it must be shot at Karaikudi! Nice portrait and play… btw. Nadhaswaram is my favorite instrument.

  17. I have often noticed that when people play the instruments, they are completely engrossed in the activity. Your click brings out that aspect. Nice.

  18. magiceye says:

    Such concentration!! Lovely!!

  19. Reminds of Ustad Bismillah Khan.. Great asset to have these people in our country who follows this traditional instrumental music.

  20. It's not easy to play that… Glad you took the entire pose.. 🙂

  21. Kirti Bali says:

    A beautiful photo and I guess the wind fluite sounds lovely and very Interesting……

  22. D.Nambiar says:

    That is another great picture of the series and our rich culture.

    Lovely colours too. 🙂

  23. A.p singh says:

    Weightage to culture

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