This Raksha Bandhan, tie a rakhi for kinship, inspiration & unity

Casey Dawson
August 7, 2017

President and Vice President have greeted the people on the eve of auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan. It is celebrated no lesser than any other festival, as it is dedicated to the love of a sister and her brother. Expensive or cheap, the gift is cherished by all sisters.

As part of this, sisters will tie a sacred thread, the rakhi, on their brothers' wrist to symbolise their love and best wishes.

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The festival falls on the full-moon day of the month of Shravana in the Hindu calendar. Vaishali Kulkarni More, the first solo woman biker of Andhra Pradesh, said, "To my surprise, I received two rakhis this year, one from a cancer survivor who lives in a village and another from a school girl who lives in an orphanage in Ongole".

Every member of the family rises early for the rituals that begin in the morning. Sisters tie a rakhi around the brother's wrist for his wellness and pray for his safety. Sisters who are the only child of their parents or those who do not have a brother as a sibling usually performs the rituals with a cousin or somebody who she claims to be her brother.

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