September 30, 2013

Rath Yatra Festival, Bangladesh

Photograph by Md Rafayat Haque Khan, Your Shot

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Enthusiastic devotees take part in a colorful Rath Yatra procession in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. Also known as the Festival of Chariots, the Hindu celebration honors a mid-summer chariot journey made by Lord Jagannath.

Photographing in his hometown, Your Shot contributor Md Rafayat Haque Khan wanted to capture the essence of the festival in a single frame. To get this shot, Khan went to the top of a three-story building as devotees pulling raths, or holy carts, arrived in time for an afternoon prayer. "I got a vantage point for capturing this awesome moment," Khan says. "It seemed to me I was seeing a wave of devoted souls coming row by row to get blessings from the Jagannath."

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62 comments
Prantic Saha
Prantic Saha

a colorful Rath Yatra when I seen it blessings for me.

Shannon T
Shannon T

I love how they're all decorated in different colors. Well done.

Dhananjay Talekar
Dhananjay Talekar

Superb click ! Colors, frame, feeling - everything is just perfect !!!

D F.
D F.

Tremendous color and feeling here.  This location is on my short-list!  Beautiful shot!!!

Monica G.
Monica G.

What beauty! The Festival of Chariots, sounds pretty cool, and looks amazing.  A color feast for the eyes!

Once again
Once again

well Mr khan you sure got the essence of the festival colors in every thing people,cars and food.sure worth it nice photo of Bangladesh culture.

Uttam Kumar Chatterjee
Uttam Kumar Chatterjee

Excellent capture of the moment! Very beautiful composition and angle. Perfect focus. Congratulations, my dear friend.

Pankaj Sarkar
Pankaj Sarkar

i am from bangladesh. i know rath yatra. actually ISkON arranged this celebration. this yatra start from ISKON temple, shawamibag and finish DHAKESSHORI temple. this Yatra again start after 7days latter from DHAKESSHORI to ISKON. Its or religious festival. all of hindu people celebrate this program and attend Roth Yatra with lots of people.

Ama Nguetta
Ama Nguetta

I love the colors. Very nice picture. Good job

But just let me know, when you went at the top of the bulding, did you zoom many time or you just took the picture as you saw?

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