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Rakher Upobash

Suvra Kanti Das

2013 - Ongoing

Every year thousands of Hindu devotees gather in front of Shri Shri Lokenath Brahmachari Ashram temple for the Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash religious festival in Barodi, Near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faithful sit in front of candles light ( named locally as Prodip ) and absorb in prayer.

Lokenath Brahmachari who is called Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal. Hindu worshipers fast and pray in earnest to the gods for their favors during the traditional ritual called Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash.Barodi, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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  • An old Hindu woman prays during the Rakher Upobash at the Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple at Barodi, Near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • A Hindu woman lifts her arms in prayer during the Rakher Upobash at the Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple at Barodi, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • A mother holds her child during the pray at the Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple at Barodi, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • A man is burns Dhup as a part of ritual activates. A philosophical moral of the burning dhup is that, just as it burns away to ashes while simultaneously pervading the air with fragrance, an aspirant should sacrifice his life to serve others and mould it such that its fragrance inspires others. Barodi, near Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Thousands of Hindu devotees sits with Prodip and prays to God in front of Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple during the Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash at Barodi, Near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • A Hindu woman lit Pradips for special prayer during the Rakher Upobash at Barodi, Near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • A Hindu woman prays during the Rakher Upobash at the Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple at Barodi, Near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Thousands of Hindu devotees sits with Prodip and prays to God in front of Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple during the Rakher Upobash at Barodi, Near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Lokenath Brahmachari who is called Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal. Hindu devotees fast and pray in earnest to the gods for their favours during the ritual called Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash traditionally. Barodi, near Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • A Hindu woman offers prayers holding incense sticks during the Rakher Upobash at the Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple at Barodi, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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