DHAKA: The 122nd tirodhan festival of Saint Sri Sri Loknath Brahmachari will be observed at his Ashrams at city`s Swamibag and Barodi in Narayanganj district on Saturday.
Loknath, who achieved super spiritual attainment, passed away at Barodi in Narayanganj at the age of 160 on this day in 1890.
He was born at Barasat in Pashchimbanga of India in 1730 (1137 Bangla).
The programmes of the daylong festival are Provat Kirtan, recitation of the verses from the holy Geeta, Balyabhog, discussion on eventful life and works of the saint, distribution of Rajbhog Prosad and rendering of Arati-kirtan.
Hundreds of disciples of the saint from home and Abroad, including India, Nepal, Bhutan and other countries, reached Barodi while hundred others are on their way to the venue of the festival, said journalist Shankar Kumar Dey, general secretary of Sri Sri Loknath Brahmachari Ashram at Barodi.
In the meantime, huge member of RAB and police personnel were deployed to ensure safety of the disciples, said officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonargaon police station Harun-ar- Rashid.
BDST: 2130 HRS, JUN 02, 2012
Edited by: Mohammed Humayun Kabir, Sr Newsroom Editor
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