Raksha Bandhan

by duncanr

the Hindu festival raksha bandhan falls on Aug 07 this year

The festival celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters . . . On Raksha Bandhan, a sister ties a rakhi (sacred thread) on her brother’s wrist with a prayer for his prosperity and happiness. This symbolizes the sister’s love. The brother gives her a token gift and a promise to protect herhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raksha_Bandhan

this year, some brothers* in Uttar Pradesh are giving rather more than a token raksha bandhan gift to their sisters . . .


* the brother-sister relationship need not be a biological one

full story here – http://tinyurl.com/ybqegxws


9 Comments to “Raksha Bandhan”

  1. Yeah, right.

    I rather suspect that it will take a lot more than brothers and sisters observing superstitious ceremonies to turn around the knuckle-dragging attitudes to women and their rights in large sections of Indian society.

    I wonder how many wristband wearing brothers have promised to protect heir own sisters, yet been involved in the numerous rapes and sexual assaults that feature in the press.

    Sorry, but religious claptrap leaves me cold – whatever the religion.


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