Warkaris heading towards Pandharpur being clicked
Pune: The Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi and Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi are accompanied by many interesting and talented devotees. Noticing this, many amateur and professional photographers came out on the streets when the wari entered the city.
These included a differently abled photographer. Nilesh Bagul, professional photographer from Pimple Gurav said, “I am practising photography for many years. This is the fourth year I am participating in the wari. I joined the wari at Alandi and will be continuing with them till Saswad. Even if I travel on a wheelchair, I am able to click many photographs. I also made a short film which will be releasing after the palkhi passes through Pune.”
For amateur photographers, it was a learning experience. Jayant Tilekar, amateur photographer from Pune said, “I am practising photography for last two years. I am covering the wari for the first time. This is a great learning experience for me. I have learned to take photographs from new angles. I am spending more time with professional photographers so that I learn more things. In the palkhi, I have taken photographs of children, rangolis, dindi and mostly the pictures are portraits.”
Santosh Parade, professional photographer from Pune said, “Every year I cover the wari for my own purpose. The experience which I get is very good. I teach my students to play with the camera in the wari.”