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Celebrating traditional rakher upobas festival

Bangladeshi Hindu devotees sit with candle light pray to God at Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachari Ashram temple during the religious festival Kartik Brati. Thousands of Hindu devotees sits with Prodip and prays to God in front of Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple during the Rakher Upobash at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Lokenath Brahmachari who is called Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal. Hindu devotees fast and pray in earnest to the gods for their favors during the ritual called Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash traditionally.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Rayhan Ahmed