Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Events / Other

Upanayana (The Thread Ceremony)

  • Photographer
    Nivedita Dutta
  • Technical Info
    Sony A7 Iii, 50mm & 24-105mm Lens
  • Photo Date

A Janeyu, Yajnopaveetam, or a sacred thread or Poita (in Bengali), is a string made up of consecrated threads worn by orthodox male Hindu Brahmins. A Brahmin is also called a Dwija, the one born twice. A sacred thread, called Janeu is placed around the left shoulder of the boy, which makes him eligible to learn all Vedas and is believed to be protected from all kinds of evil spirits and negative energies. A proclivity to express and sustain different emotions confers enormous happiness, pride, joy and confusion to the young mind amidst his parents and other family members.

Years ago, the quench to learn, explore, perceive and appreciate life envisioned upon me to take up the peerless art of photography. Embarking on this craft, I acquired proficiency with various advanced gadgets and related software. As my unending thirst catapulted me and assign a feather on my lens with the completion of EFIP and AFIAP, a keen interest for both custom and creative shades, projected me at events & wedding photography with an association at my own company. Coupled with a zest for life and with the camera as my better half, I am now predominantly engaged in Street Photography.