The festival of "Rakshabandhan"

@nomus24g (24455)
India
August 17, 2016 2:49pm CST
Today India celebrates the festival of Rakshabandhan, though started as a Hindu festival, it is now being observed by many other religious communities in my country & is now a secular festival. Today sisters tie a Rakhi (sacred thread) on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her from all odds. The festival ends with feast and loads of gift showered to the sisters by brothers. Happy Rakshabandhan to all myLotters.... Image source : Google
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@sol_cee (16893)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 Aug 16
I have three brothers who mean a lot to me.
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@nomus24g (24455)
• India
17 Aug 16
In India, today you would have been showered with hell lot of gifts from three of them, as a part of traditional practice
@sol_cee (16893)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
17 Aug 16
@nomus24g too bad I'm here and not there. lol
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@nomus24g (24455)
• India
17 Aug 16
@sol_cee wrong place...atleast you can change the country name online to be pseudo present here :)
@Daljinder (22072)
• India
17 Aug 16
Happy Raksha Bandhan! Are you going to celebrate it?
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@nomus24g (24455)
• India
17 Aug 16
Yes, very much...what about u?
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@Daljinder (22072)
• India
17 Aug 16
@nomus24g I will !
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@nomus24g (24455)
• India
17 Aug 16
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@Tiah101 (211)
17 Aug 16
Happy Rakshabandhan...
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@nomus24g (24455)
• India
17 Aug 16
Thanks n wish u the same...do you have siblings?
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@Tiah101 (211)
17 Aug 16
@nomus24g yes,one brother and a sister..will they tie the three of us all together?
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@rina110383 (24070)
18 Aug 16
Happy Rakshabandhan! Have you bought presents for your siblings?
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@nomus24g (24455)
• India
18 Aug 16
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@amadeo (70606)
• United States
17 Aug 16
I am not too aware of this.but Happy Raskhabandhan whew
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@nomus24g (24455)
• India
17 Aug 16
I know, many here won't be aware n hence brought up this subject to let know about this celebration ...Thanks for ur wishes
@skysnap (17963)
17 Aug 16
Happy Rakshabandhan to you too.
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@nomus24g (24455)
• India
17 Aug 16
Thanks n wish u the same
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
17 Aug 16
The tying of the red thread is a lovely tradition. Sisters and brothers should always look after one another.
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@nomus24g (24455)
• India
17 Aug 16
Earlier n original practice is the red-yellow thread, which is considered auspicious...but these days, those threads have become jazzy with beads and other decorations, giving it a high commercial value in market place
@Raj7779 (2922)
• Ahmednagar, India
17 Aug 16
Happy Rakshabandhan but I have fear about my near societies girls.
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@nomus24g (24455)
• India
17 Aug 16