16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Religious Festival

Followers of 18th-century Hindu saint Baba Lokenath Brahmachari observe a ritual known as Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash every Tuesday and Saturday during the last 15 days of Bengali month of Kartik (October-November) at Lokenath temples. After a day of fasting, devotees gather in the evening, surrounded by food and lamps called prodip, to break their fast and pray for the wellbeing of relatives.

This photo is a finalist in the Travel category of our 16th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: DHAKA, Bangladesh
Camera: NIKON D5500
Copyright: © ANINDITA ROY
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