Posts tagged ‘Raksha Bandhan’

August 6, 2017

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 . . .

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August 18, 2016

Raksha Bandhan

by duncanr

rakhitoday is the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan when sisters tie rakhi round the wrists of their brothers to symbolise the bond of love that binds them together – and brothers, in return, give gifts to their sisters and promise them their life-long support and protection – http://tinyurl.com/zy3qjw8

August 29, 2015

Raksha Bandhan

by duncanr

rakhitoday is the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan when sisters tie rakhi round the wrists of their brothers to symbolise the bond of love that binds them together – and brothers, in return, give gifts to their sisters and promise them their life-long support and protection – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raksha_Bandhan

August 20, 2013

Raksha Bandhan

by duncanr

Raksha Bandhan 2

One of the things I love about living in a multi-cultural city like Birmingham is the exposure to the customs and celebrations of different peoples

Today, for instance, is Raksha Bandhan – a day Hindus set aside to celebrate and strengthen the bond of love and protection between a brother and a sister . . .

The central ceremony involves . . .

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