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Rajnath Singh celebrates Raksha Bandhan with children at his residence

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has celebrated Raksha Bandhan with children at his residence here today.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has celebrated Raksha Bandhan with children at his residence here today.

This Hindu festival, which celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters, is primarily observed in India, Mauritius and parts of Nepal.

It is also celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs in parts of Pakistan and by some people of Indian origin around the world.

On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a rakhi (sacred thread) on her brother’s wrist, which symbolizes the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being and the brother’s lifelong vow to protect her.

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First published on: 29-08-2015 at 11:42 IST