Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a festival mainly seen in North India, which celebrates an long term relationship between brothers and sisters. The Rakhi festival is discovered by all be it Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims. The main ceremony includes the attaching of a rakhi the sacred carefully thread by a sister on her brother’s hand. This represents the sister’s really like and wishes for her brother’s well-being, and the brother’s promise to protected her for life-time.
The brother in come back offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her as she offers sweets to her brother. The brother and sister traditionally feed one another sweets. Since North Indian and Pakistani kinship approaches give cousins a position similar to siblings, girls and women often tie the rakhi to their male cousins as well (referred to as cousin-brothers in local parlance) in several communities.
Relationships are the essence…
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