Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, well known as city of fine muslin, mosques and rickshaws has a fairly long history of evolution. Before it rose into prominence as Mughal capital of Bengal in 17th century and urban & commercial centre, it was under the Sultanates from 14 century. It came under British control in 1757. Dhaka with passage of time testify different faces of history. Photographs and digital archives are the most effective ways that can keep visual records of its colourful history.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Rathajatra: religious festival of Hindus & Temples
‘Rathajatra Utsob’ Chariot festival, a religious festival of the Hindus which began 11 days ago amid festivity and enthusiasm, will end today with the completion of return journey of the chariot with a grand procession. In Dhaka the ‘Rath’ will make return journey from Dhakeswari Mandir to Narinda ‘ISKON’ Moth.
The festival attracts thousands of devotees from across the country.