Finding Lalon...<br> in nature
Fakir Lalon Shai's mystic realm unfurls in an untainted natural ambiance. Throughout his life, the 19th century mystic bard searched for answers to questions regarding purpose of life, creation and creator. Lalon's core philosophy is to know the creator through the creations. He also believed that nature could play the most significant role in the quest to know oneself. From this belief, Lalon used to arrange congregations, widely known as 'Shadhu Shongo'. The bard used to invite bauls and mystics to this congregation to share and exchange views. This became a tradition and to this day, Lalon's followers continue arranging such 'Shadhu Shongo' on every full moon night in Kushtia and adjacent areas. A 'Shadhu Shongo' was held on the last full moon [on June 16-17] night at a farm near Lalon's akhra (den) at Chheuria, Kushtia. Followers from different sects joined Lalon devotees at the programme. They followed rituals and sang songs from Lalon's opulent repertoire as well as compositions of other mystic bauls.