Project Detail: Praying with fire


#3 Travel



Azim Khan Ronnie



Project Info

Praying with fire

Devotees attend prayer by burning incense and lighting oil lamps before breaking fasting during a religious festival called Rakher Upobash or Kartik Brati in Narayanganj, Bangladesh. Bengali people of the Hindu faith in Bangladesh sit in prayer celebrating the 18th century Hindu Saint Baba Lokenath with a 'Rakher Upobas' prayer and fast day 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 Narayanganj, 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 favours during the traditional ritual called Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash. Lokenath Brahmachari devotees pray with light to save their families and dears from cholera and pox disease.