Thursday, 4 April 2013

Ahilya - अहिल्या

Woman at bus stop statue, Geneva, Switzerland - S. Deepak, 2010
Man at restaurant statue, Lisbon, Portugal - S. Deepak, 2012
James Joyce on the bridge statue, Trieste Italy - S. Deepak, 2011

Europe: Indian epic of Ramayana has the story of Ahilya, who was turned into a statue by the curse of an ascetic. Many European cities have statues that remind me of the Ahilya story. Statues of persons frozen in time, mixed intimately with the city life. Today's images have three such "Ahilya" statues from three countries - a woman at the bus stop, searching for something in her purse in Geneva (Switzerland); a man sitting at a restaurant in Lisbon (Portugal); and a man (writer James Joyce) crossing a bridge in Trieste (Italy).

यूरोपः रामायण में कहानी है अहिल्या की, जिसे ऋषी के श्राप ने मूर्ति बना दिया था. यूरोप के कई शहरों में कभी कभी ऐसी मूर्तियाँ दिखती हैं जिन्हें देख कर अहिल्या की कहानी याद आ जाती है. यानि शहर के जीवन और लोगों में घुली मिली मूर्तियाँ. आज की तस्वीरों में ऐसी ही तीन "अहिल्या मूर्तियाँ" तीन देशों से - जेनेवा (स्विटज़रलैंड) में बस स्टाप पर पर्स में से कुछ खोजती महिला, लिसबन (पुर्तगाल) में रेस्टोरैंट के बाहर बैठा व्यक्ति और त्रिएस्ते (इटली) में पुल पर जाता पुरुष (लेखक जेम्स जोयस).

Europa: Il poema epico indiano Ramayana contiene la storia di Ahilya, la donna diventata statua dalla maledizione di un'asceta. Diverse città europee hanno delle statue che mi ricordano la storia di Ahilya. Statue delle persone immobilizzate nel tempo, mescolate intimamente nella vita cittadina. Le immagini di oggi hanno tre statue "Ahilya" da tre paesi - la donna alla fermata dell'autobus che cerca qualcosa nella sua borsa a Ginevra (Svizzera); l'uomo seduto al restaurante a Lisbona (Portogallo); e, l'uomo (lo scrittore James Joyce) che attraversa il ponte a Trieste (Italia).

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    1. धन्यवाद सतीश

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  2. इस तरह के शिल्प अच्छे लगते है. हमारे यहाँ इतनी भीड़ है कि इनके लिए जगह ही नहीं है.

    आपने इस तरह के शिल्प पहले भी लगाए हैं.

    बढ़िया

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    1. हमारे यहाँ लगाने के लिए उन्हें मज़बूत बनाना पड़ेगा ताकि आसानी से लोग उन्हें बिगाड़ें नहीं, या उखाड़ कर ने ले जायें! :)

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  3. i have seen such statues in movies only,thanks for sharing here

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  4. Superb clicks n what a comparison

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  5. Guess I too have have encountered the lady in Geneva. Didn't realized it before reading the post. Nice analogy.

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    1. means that we have a common friend in Geneva!! thanks Ka Jo

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  6. These "everyday" statues are so beautiful and poignant. I wonder why we don't have more of these in India. All we have is statues of politicians pointing at something or the other :-(

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    1. India's past has so much wonderful architeture and art and our artisans are matchless. We have only lost our culture of public places. Even important places like Lalbagh botanical gardens in Bangalore, have such poorly done sculptures!

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