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CITY GEARS UP FOR RAKSHABANDHAN

rakshbadhan-3Although there is still time to go for Raksha Bandhan, the atmosphere of the city is lighted by the colorfully decorated Rakhees hanging in shops. Come join us as we take you to a tour of the beautiful different rakhees. In Indian culture, every festival has its own deep meaning and importance. Once such festival is the Raksha Bandhan that celebrates a sister’s love and affection for her brother. On this day of Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie Rakhi on their brother’s wrist and express their love for him. By accepting a Rakhi from a sister, a brother gladly takes on the responsibility of protecting her sister. In Indian tradition the frail thread of Rakhi is considered stronger than iron chains as it binds brothers and sisters in an inseparable bond of love and trust. Though there is still time for the festival, one could see the many shops decorated with rakhees. One can find crowds from footpaths to big shops where rakhees are being sold. Slowly as the day of Raksha Bandhan is coming nearer, people are looking enthused and relaxed and the whole atmosphere of the city is filled with glee and happiness of sisters and brothers alike. With cameraperson Rajendra Prasad, Vinay Pandey for Navi Mumbai News.

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