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Devotees of Rakher Upobash

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 Dhaka, Bangladesh. Lokenath Brahmachari who is called Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal.
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A Story of Faith

This is a reportage of one of the less known religious festivals of Bengal. This is the celebration of one of the less popular Hindu Goddess, Setala, celebrated believing the Goddess will keep people away from...
A Sannyasi show a severed Skull to the villagers
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Faith of Life

In different part of West Bengal, traditional and macabre rituals are being celebrated by local population during the week of Gajan festival. In the remote village of Bardhaman this practice has been going on for more than a hundred years.
Recreation of crucifixion during holy week in Iztapalapa, Mexico City
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Crucifixion for Holy Week in Mexico

Thousands of people gather every year in Iztapalapa for the Passion play, a major event during holy week celebrations in Mexico City. The actors prepare themselves physically and spiritually the whole year, in order to perform the role to perfection.
10 people died in a stampede, Bangladesh

10 Pilgrims Die In Stampede, Bangladesh

At least 10 devotees died during the ‘Astami snan’, the Hindu holy bath in the Old Brahmaputra River, at Langalbandh, Narayanganj.
Bangladeshi devotees over-crowd trains for the Biswa Ijtema World Congregation of Muslims

Devotees overcrowd trains for the Biswa Ijtema

Bangladeshi Muslim devotees go en masse to pray at the World Congregation of Muslims, or Biswa Ijtema and in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. In order to catch a train...
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Devotees of Rakher Upobash

During Kartik, “the holiest month” beginning every year with the new moon in November, thousands of Hindu devotees celebrate the feast of Rakher Upobash, fasting and praying the gods sitting before the Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachari Ashram...

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das
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Ashura

Bangladeshi Shiite Muslims gathered for praying at Hoseni Dalan on the eve and holy day of Ashura. Shiites mark Ashura on the tenth day of the month of Muharram to commemorate the Battle of Karbala when...

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das

Shiite Muslims commemorate Ashura

Bangladeshi Shiite Muslims commemorate Ashura with self-flagellation with chains and knives. Shiites mark Ashura, the tenth day of the month....
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Celebration for the Eid Al-Adha festival in Dhaka

Bangladeshi Muslims gather at Baitul Mukarram National mosque in Dhakapray during the festival of Eid al-Adha. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Oct. 6, 2014

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das

Woman climbing to homebound train

Bangladeshi people heading to their respective villages for the upcoming Muslim religious festival Eid-al-Adha...
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Homebound Bangladeshi Train and Ferry People

Bangladeshi people heading to their respective villages for the upcoming Muslim religious festival Eid-al-Adha. In order to catch a train, they overcrowd stations and train cars beyond imagination...