Rakher Upobash

Update: Devotees of Rakher Upobash 2014

Awards: Shortlisted at Sony World Photography Awards 2014 – Arts and Cultures

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.Barodi, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.


All Photographs by Suvra Kanti Das / UnFrame

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