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Rash festival at Dublar Char, Sundarbans

Title:Rash festival at Dublar Char, Sundarbans

Sundarbans, Bangladesh. November 29, 2015. [DrikNEWS] - Separated by 100kms from the Sundarbans mainland, Dublar Char is the focal point for Rash festival that has been celebrated in the area over the last 150 years. The event normally takes place on the full-moon night of the Bangla months of Karthik or Agrahayan every year, which corresponds to the month of October-November of the Gregorian calendar. Hindu devotees believe that at this time, they can wash away their sins by bathing in the salt waters. At sunrise, believers begin their baths in the sea offering their worship to the gods. This year the festival took place from November 24th to 26th. A fair, known as the rash mela (fair), along with the bathing ritual is also a part of this festival. Photos: Shaikh Mohir Uddin/DrikNEWS

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