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The Shrine of Lalon Fakir

The Shrine of Lalon Fakir is located in Kushtia district of Khulna division close to Kushtiya Railway Station. Lalon Fakir was born in 1774 and died in 1890. The details of Lalon’s early life are debatable and not possible to verify. He had many qualities, a spiritual leader, mystic poet, reformer, and composer of Baul songs.

Researchers say that It is said by locals that Lalon was born into a Kayastha family in the Bharora village in Kushtia. The Lalon festival is held every year at the Lalon Akhra in Kushtia every year where Bauls and admirers of Lalon from different parts of the country gather. Many singers sing Bauls songs that hold audiences spellbound.

 

How To Go

The Shrine of Lalon Fakir is 2 km away from Kushtia railway station. You need to take a bus or CNG auto-rickshaw and head there from the rail station.
From Kushtia bus stand by rickshaw/autorickshaw to a place called Cheuria, fare 30-50 / -. From Kushtia big railway station to bus stand by rickshaw/autorickshaw to a place called Cheuria, fare 20-30

 

Source: OFF Road Bangladesh

 

 

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