Raksha Bandhan: the festival of fraternal love

Rakhi symbolizes the ties that bind us to our sibl... more

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Rashida Banu, 56, holds a bunch of rakhis, the traditional sacred threads, inside her workshop at a market in Ahmedabad. (Reuters)
2/8Rashida Banu, 56, holds a bunch of rakhis, the traditional sacred threads, inside her workshop at a market in Ahmedabad. (Reuters)
A man looks at a bunch of rakhis. (AP)
3/8A man looks at a bunch of rakhis. (AP)
A young girl has her hands painted with mehndi on the eve of Raksha Bandhan in New Delhi. (AP)
4/8A young girl has her hands painted with mehndi on the eve of Raksha Bandhan in New Delhi. (AP)
School girls tie rakhi to police officers at Surajkund police post premises in Faridabad.(PTI)
5/8School girls tie rakhi to police officers at Surajkund police post premises in Faridabad.(PTI)
For Raksha Bandhan school girls tie rakhi to BSF soldiers at Suchategarh on the India-Pakistan international border. (PTI)
6/8For Raksha Bandhan school girls tie rakhi to BSF soldiers at Suchategarh on the India-Pakistan international border. (PTI)
Children extend their best wishes to the Indian Olympic contingent and Anna Hazare as they celebrate rakhi in Moradabad. (PTI)
7/8Children extend their best wishes to the Indian Olympic contingent and Anna Hazare as they celebrate rakhi in Moradabad. (PTI)
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