The rays of the Sun give us power. Whether it’s Sunrise which signals the beginning of a day, or Sunset which signals the end of a tiring day, only for the beginning of a whole new day, the Sun gives us warmth, hope , happiness and the power to light up our lives.
Sunrise.The instant at which the Sun appears over the eastern horizon in the morning. It is the beginning of a new day, pregnant with new hopes, wishes and dreams. Dawn (from an Old English verb dagian “to become day”) is the time that marks the beginning of the twilight before sunrise.
Sunset. The moment when the Sun disappears below the western horizon. The end to another day. Whether it is a scorching day of summer or a mild one of winter, sunset holds a symbolic role; the end of a busy day and the beginning of a night means the promise of a new, fulfilling day ahead. Sunset is distinct from dusk, which is the time at which the sky becomes completely dark. The period between sunset and dusk is called twilight.
Sunrises and sunsets can be spectacular. Seeing the sun go down behind the Himalayas or in the backdrop of the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea can be uplifting and a feast for the eyes. Seeing the sun come up behind the Sahyadris, cool wing enveloping the body, is an experience of a lifetime. Even in the city, seeing the sun set from a skyscraper, the city skyline in the backdrop, can be a feast for the eye if one is sufficiently oriented to the beauty of life around us. The intense orange colour of the sun, the drafty clouds in the sky and the locational features add a special quality to sunrise and sunset.
And then there is the role of the sun in Hindu mythology. Surya (“the Supreme Light”) also known as Aditya, Surya, Bhanu, Ravi or Phra Athit is the chief solar deity in Hinduism. Not limited to India alone, Sun worship is also a phenomenon in other cultures. The Greek counterpart of Surya is Helios and his Egyptian counterpart is Ra.
Here, I have posted pictures which bring about the beauty and the spectacle of the Sun at different locations around the country. Many of the pictures were taken with a mobile camera, so the quality of the pictures may vary.
Any comments would be most welcome.
Sunset at Badarpur, Delhi
Sunrise at Banjara Hills , Hyderabad
Dusk at Chinchwad ,Pune
Sunset on Delhi Jaipur Highway
Sunrise on Eastern Bypass Kolkata
Sunset at Ecopark Kolkata
Dusk at Faridabad
Dawn at Faridabad
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Sunset at Faridabad, NCR
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Sunset at Gachibowli, Hyderabad
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Sunset at Haridwar
Sunset on the Hooghly, Kolkata
Dusk at Kalyani, West Bengal
Sunrise at Kovalam Beach, Chennai
Dusk at Lake Gardens Kolkata
Sunset at Lake Gardens ,Kolkata
Sunset at Lavasa (near Pune)
Sunset at Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
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Sunset at Mandarmoni Beach ,West Bengal
Sunset at Mumbai seashore_2
Sunset at Mumbai seashore
Sunset at Mussoorie
Dawn at Panchgani, Maharashtra
Dawn at Perumbakkam ,Chennai
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Sun behind the clouds at Perumbakkam , Chennai
Sunrise at Pondicherry
Sunrise on Pune -Hyderabad highway
Dusk at Purana Qila, New Delhi
Dusk at Rishikesh
Solar Eclipse at Sarita Vihar, New Delhi
Sunset at Shivneri, Maharashtra
Dusk at Shivneri