Raksha Bandhan preparations in full swing

August 15th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI  

By Smitha Manidharan

New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI: On the eve of Raksha Bandhan hundreds of people both men and women thronged the market places in Delhi, despite the closure of shops due to Independence Day.

Raksha Bandhan is a festival of Hindus which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters on the full moon of month of Shravana, which is marked by tying of rakhi or holy thread on wrist of brothers, gift and sweets are also exchanged.

Women of all age groups were seen teeming in large numbers at Mehndi stalls, Rakhi stalls and sweet shops of various parts of Delhi .

Some of the girls shopping in the markets for rakhi said that this is a festival when they can pray for the wellbeing of their brothers.

Rakhi is a beautiful festival when I can pray for the longlife, safety and wellbeing of my brother, says Pallavi.

I love my brother a lot and would like to take simple and intricately designed rakhis for my brother, said Parul. (ANI)

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