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Raksha Bandhan – not simply a family festival

By: Sarwar Alam

By Sanjay Morzaria The annual Raksha Bandhan festival is fast approaching, falling this year on Sunday (26). On this day, sisters traditionally apply tilak to the forehead of their brothers, tie a sacred thread (Rakhi) around each sibling’s wrists and pray for them to enjoy good health and a long life. Tilak (the red powder) is applied to the forehead The Rakhi, representing love and sublime sentiments, means simply ‘bond of protection.’ The strong and enduring relationship between siblings is brought into focus on this special day. At Raksha Bandhan, brothers also echo their sisters promises by offering them gifts…

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