18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Prayer with Food

Hindu devotees sit with Prodip (lights) and pray to God for the welfare of family in front of Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachari Ashram temple during the Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash, a religious Hindu festival organized annually at the last half of the Bengali month Kartik. Lokenath Brahmachari who is called Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal. Lokenath Brahmachari devotees pray with light to save their family and dear from cholera and pox disease.

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Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Copyright: © Joy Saha