The myriad avatars of Lord Ganesha, that reflects the times in which we live, were the show stealers of this year’s Ganesha immersion procession in Hyderabad. A look of some of the Ganesha idols during the procession.
Police Commemoration Day 2014 is an occasion to remember the valiant police personnel, who gave their lives defending the peace and security of people in society. The Telangana Police in Hyderabad gave a sense of might to the people and young students at Gymkhana Grounds on Monday by demonstrating use of several weapons and tools they regularly use. The Police explained to children about different types of weapons, water cannon and tear gas shells during an Open House programme. Hyderabad Commissioner of Police M Mahendar Reddy had a look at different weapons. The Hindu photographer Nagara Gopal captured a few glimpses of the demonstration.
Watching the Dandari dance, of which the Ghusadi is an integral part, it is clear that the Gonds and Kolams, marvelled at gelling with nature. The dances have rhythmic movements which are imitations of peacock and animals like the tiger. The Ghusadi is celebrated for nine days, beginning 12 days after Dussera. The puja of Yetmasar Pen or god, embodied in the sacred percussion instruments, is the beginning. The Ghusarks wearing peacock feather hats and the 'Kodal' mask are considered to be embodiment of gods whom the white clad Dandari appeal for keeping diseases away from the tribe. Text and Photographs by S. Harpal Singh.