21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Celebrating Traditional Rakher upobas festival in Bangladesh.

During Kartik, "the holiest month" beginning every year with new moon in November, thousands of Hindu devotees celebrates the feast of "Rakher Upobash". The followers of “Loknath” who is said to embody love in the Hindu tradition, light small lamps and special incense asking for the betterment of their loved ones’ health. They also fast in the name of “Rakh” hence the name “Rakher Upobash”. Also known as “Kartik bhroto”, it is held on every Saturday and Tuesday of those 15 days Fasting and praying the gods, sitting before the Shri Shri Loknath Brahammachari Ashram, among the Swami Bhag temple near Dhaka.Bangladesh.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Rayhan Ahmed