18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Rakher Upobash Festival

Every year, thousands of Hindu devotees, mainly the followers of “Loknath,” gather at different branches of Shri Shri Lokenath Brahmachari Ashram for the “Kartik Brati” or “Rakher Upobash” religious festival. 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 favours during the traditional ritual called Rakher Upobash. These photos on the devotees during rituals were taken from the Ashrams at Barodi in Sonargaon, Narayanganj Bangladesh on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Sonargaon, Barbados
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Pinu Rahman