when you visit Lalon Shrine, you must have to forget plate, spoon, fork for lunch/ dinner, that is because as rule n tradition food is served on banana leaves, and you must have to sit on floor to have lunch, it is a kind of respect to fakir lalon shah.
Who Is LALON Fakir ???
Lalon, (Bengali: লালন) also known as Lalon Sain, Lalon Shah, Lalon Fakir or Mahatma Lalon (c. 1772 – 17 October 1890; Bengali: 1 Kartik, 1179), was a prominent Bengali philosopher, Baul saint, mystic, songwriter, social reformer and thinker from Kushtia district of Bangladesh’. Considered as an icon of Bengali culture, Lalon inspired and influenced many poets, social and religious thinkers including Rabindranath Tagore,Kazi Nazrul Islam, and Allen Ginsberg although he “rejected all distinctions of caste and creed”.Widely celebrated as an epitome of religious tolerance, he was also accused of heresy during his lifetime and after his death. In his songs, Lalon envisioned a society where all religions and beliefs would stay in harmony. He founded the institute known as Lalon Akhrah in Cheuriya, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Kushtia railway station. His disciples dwell mostly in Bangladesh and West Bengal. Every year on the occasion of his death anniversary, thousands of his disciples and devotees assemble at Lalon Akhrah, and pay homage to the departed guru through celebration and discussion of his songs and philosophy for three days. In 2004, Lalon was placed at number 12 in the BBC’s poll of the Greatest Bengali of All Time.
Birth place disputed
|Died||17 October 1890
Cheuriya, Kushtia, Bangladesh
|Resting place||Cheuriya, Kushtia, Bangladesh|
|Other names||Baul Shamrat, Mohatma|
Kushtia and its traditional foods