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Rakher Upobash - A ritual festival in Bangladesh


Thousands of Hindu devotees sit with Prodip and pray to God in front of Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachari Ashram temple during the religious festiva Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash in Bangladesh, on November 08, 2016.

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 worshippers fast and pray in earnest to the gods for their favors during the traditional ritual called Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash..Lokenath Brahmachari devotees pray with light to save their family and dear from cholera and pox disease.















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