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Dear friends,


it's been awhile... again :) but I didn't stop taking photos, I just worked hard on my new website for 2 months and which is finally online :-D *hurray*.

Take a look at it: — Devotional Fine Art Photography and visit also my facebook page ... a contest will start soon, where you can win a high quality print!


I hope that you all are alright and enjoying taking photos on a regular basis... and I hope also, that we can connect with each other soon.


God bless,




Shot in The Hague's West Dune Park; beautifull sand dunes at about 3 km distance from city centre

Photo title inspired by Australian band 'The Triffids'

Tirupati is one of the richest pilgrimage cities of any religious faith in the world.Its famous for Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara and draws millions of pilgrims and is the busiest pilgrimage center in the world.Here an elderly woman is seen in a devotional touch after visiting the god and is deeply immersed towards her faith


This picture is taken in suburbs of Simhachalam Temple in Vishakapatnam where i found it pretty much interesting to find people offering both coins as well as fruits/flowers along with their beliefs

Devotional items store


Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Parish

Darasa, Tanauan City, Batangas


May 13, 2010

Yeha [ይሐ], Tigray [ትግራይ ክልል], Ethiopia [ኢትዮጵያ]. Africa [አፍሪቃ].

Every day thousands of people are fed at the temple, by anyone who wishes to volunteer to do so, it is an act of devotional worship.

On sale inside one of the Great Chola Living Temples, in Tiruchirapalli (Trichy), in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

My wife asks why I have to get up at 4 a.m. in the morning. I tell her I need my morning coffee.

Sepia -- a redbird seemingly in prayer!


See it framed and narrated along with the poem of prayer I was inspired to write for it here: © 2009 by: Teia -- 'Morning Devotional' -- Writing & Poetry:


Each morning I awake, singing songs of praise.

Giving thanks to you my Lord, for this new day.

For the breezes you create, giving lift to my wings.

Humbly remembering you for my nourishment, my care.

I bow to you in adoration, singing songs of praise.


March 07: Chennai, TN -Salvation Tour by Satguru Mata Ji

My devotional for today taken from "Jesus Calling, Enjoying

Peace in His Presence" by Sarah Young, it was truly timely:


This is a time in your life when you must learn to let go: of loved ones, of possessions, of control. In order to let go of something that is precious to you, you need to rest in My Presence, where you are complete. Take time to bask in the Light of My Love. As you relax more and more, your grasping hand gradually opens up, releasing your prized possession into My care. You can feel secure, even in the midst of cataclysmic changes, through awareness of My continual Presence. The One who never leaves you is the same One who never changes: I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. As you release more and more things into My care, remember that I never let go of your hand. Herein lies your

security, which no one and no circumstance can take from you.


Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you,

who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. - Psalm 89:15


Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8


"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." - Isaiah 41:13


Thanking everyone for their prayers for my family

and wishing each of you a blessed Easter weekend!!!

March 21: Mhasla, MH -Salvation Tour by Satguru Mata Ji

Asakusa, Senso-ji, Tokyo.

Copenhagen, Denmark

March 19: Ulhas Nagar, MH -Salvation Tour by Satguru Mata Ji

February 08: Nizamabad, TS -Salvation Tour by Satguru Mata Ji

First Part of First Day Programme: Regional-level Nirankari Sant Samagam, Kolkata

Západ slunce na božích mukách

Brother Andrew shares today’s devotional...


At the time of the cruel persecution in the Soviet Union under Stalin, public meetings were regularly held in order to ridicule religion, the church and the priests. On one occasion the inhabitants of a town were summoned to the main square. From a platform on the square, a fluent 'scholarly’ atheist, who seemed to have many proofs against the Bible, God and the clergy addressed the public.


The crowd had listened silently. But when the local priest was called to the front to answer this brilliant oration, an uneasy muttering rippled through the crowd. The man went and stood close to the microphone and everyone held his breath. The tension could be cut with a knife, and you could hear a pin drop. What would his answer be?


We shall never know what went on in the heart of this man - his fear, his prayer - but at last his voice could be heard, resounding through the loudspeakers, not only to the crowd, but also to a large part of the city, “Khristos voskrese!” Christ is risen!


For one split second there was silence. A shudder went through the crowd and then, as a blazing testimony to the priest and to the atheist opponent, the cry broke out, unanimous and powerful, “Voistinu voskrese!” The Lord is risen indeed!


That was a bad day for atheistic propaganda in Russia. It was also a bad day for the religious leaders in Jerusalem, nearly 2,000 years ago, because they had to bribe the soldiers with much money to get them to tell lies (Matthew 28:12-13). It was also a bad day for the guards who “became like dead men” (Matthew 28:4).


But it was a bad day especially for the devil because if he had known this, he “would not have crucified the Lord of Glory” (1 Corinthians 2:8).


© 2010 Open Doors International.

Devotional threads sold near a temple in India

March 19: Ulhas Nagar, MH -Salvation Tour by Satguru Mata Ji

no rules, no limitations, no boundaries it's like an art

February 19: Delhi -Satsang Programme in the divine presence of Her Holiness

"Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking."

(From “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand)


The Ath Sath Tirath around the holy pool of water next to Dukh Bhanjani Beri nearby the outer parikarma of the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) located in Armitsar in the Indian state of Punjab is one of my favourite devotional places in the world.

Each time I come there I spend hours watching the many pilgrims woshipping at the raised marble platform of the Shrine of the Sixty-Eight Holy Places.

According the Sikh tradition, bathing near the Shrine will fulfill the dreams of visiting the 68 holy places in India.

This graceful young lady came under the marble palanquin and I took a few pictures...


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One of the temple in Ashtamath, Udupi

Blessings by Satguru Mata Ji, Delhi North, July 29 2017

March 11: Guru Vandana Programme -43rd Uttar Pradesh Samagam -2018

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