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Brothers, sisters celebrate Rakhi

Nasik Swami
Saturday, August 24, 2013

HINDU siblings around the country celebrated the unique festival of Raksha Bandhan this week.

The important festival of brothers and sisters is celebrated with the tying of a holy thread on the wrist of the brother by the sister. The Raksha Bandhan, commonly known as Rakhi, is a special occasion in the Hindu calendar to celebrate emotional bonding.

The Raksha Bandhan is a bond of protection and a sister's assurance to assist the brother in all endeavours of life. The words Raksha means protection and Bandhan means ties and during this festival, brothers and sisters also exchange gifts.

Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India director Kishan Lal Kanojia said the festival of Rakhi was also celebrated with utmost importance in India.

"The festival brings brothers and sisters even closer," Mr Kanojia said.

He said though the festival was celebrated once a year, brothers and sisters must always be supportive and helpful.


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