Every year, thousands of Hindu devotees, mainly the followers of “Loknath,” gather at different branches of Shri Shri Lokenath Brahmachari Ashram for the “Kartik Brati” or “Rakher Upobash” religious festival.

The festival is held on every Saturday and Tuesday during the last 15 days of Bangla month of “Kartik.”

Lokenath Brahmachari, mostly known as Baba Lokenath, was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal. Lighting small lamps and special incense, Hindu worshipers fast and pray in earnest to the gods for favours during the traditional ritual called Rakher Upobash.

The photo on the devotees during rituals were taken from the Ashrams at Barodi in Sonargaon, Narayanganj in Dhaka Bangladesh.