In pictures: Kartik Brati festival in Dhaka

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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 Dayagonj, Dhaka. 

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 favours during the traditional ritual called Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash.