PHOTOS: How Did You Celebrate Raksha Bandhan? #PhotoNama

Posted on August 14, 2011 in PhotoNama

Photographer Anshumaan Singh sends us photographs of his Raksha Bandhan. The festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread, by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her as she presents sweets to him. The brother and sister traditionally feed one another sweets. Since north Indian kinship practices give cousins a status similar to siblings, girls and women often tie the rakhi to their male cousins as well (referred to as “cousin-brothers” in regional parlance) in several communities.

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anshumaan singh

thanks a lot youth this is so much encouraging……..!!

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