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Raksha Bandhan celebrated across the country

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Imphal, Aug 26,


Raksha Bandhan, the festival of strengthening the bond between brothers and sisters is being celebrated across the country today. It is observed on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana. On this day sisters tie a colorful Rakhi, a form of woven bracelet, around the wrist of their brothers as a form of bond and pray for their long life. 

In return, brothers pledge to protect and support them and present them a gift. The ritual is also found between priests and patrons, and sometimes by individuals with the wish for long life and protection. The day is marked by family gatherings and celebrating the festival by preparing traditional food and sweets. 

In Manipur the day is also celebrated in its own traditional flavour. The last day of Jhulon, brothers were tied Rakhi by sister. Brahmakumari Shabha , a committed women body tied Rakhi to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh

Volunteers if ABVP celebrated the Raksha Bandhan with personnel of Lamphel Police Station and also with security forces at Senapati and Kangpokpi . Main function was held at 34 Assam rifles camp at Senapati.

Hindu community of the Manipur also joined the Raksha bandhan celebration but a little bit different from those celebrated in Mainland Hindu region. The Raksha Bandhan was celebrated in Manipuri Vaishnavite style.

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