20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Rakher Upobash

Every year, thousands of followers of “Loknath,” gather at different branches of Shri Shri Lokenath Brahmachari Ashram for the “Kartik Brati” or “Rakher Upobash” religious festival. The festival is held on every Saturday and Tuesday during the last 15 days of the Bangla month of “Kartik.” Lokenath Brahmachari, mostly known as Baba Lokenath, was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal. Lighting small lamps and special incense, Hindu worshipers fast and pray in earnest to the gods for favors during this ritual.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Naraingonj, Bangladesh
Camera: X-T2