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Raksha Bandhan

Annual ritual originating from the Indian Subcontinent

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Raksha Bandhan: Annual ritual originating from the Indian Subcontinent
Raksha Bandhan, also Rakshabandhan, is a popular, traditionally Hindu, annual rite, or ceremony, which is central to a festival of the same name, celebrated in India, Nepal and other parts of the Indian subcontinent, and among people around the world influenced by Hindu culture. On this day, sisters of all ages tie a talisman, or amulet, called the rakhi, around the wrists of their brothers, symbolically protecting them, receiving a gift in return, and traditionally investing the brothers with a share of the responsibility of their potential care.

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People of two faiths come together to celebrate Raksha Bandhan in Kanpur [Video]

People of two faiths come together to celebrate Raksha Bandhan in Kanpur

India is well known across the world for its unity in diversity and this variety is implicit to Indian festivals as well. In Kanpur, an extra hue got added to the festivity of Raksha Bandhan, when..

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Kozhikode crash: AI Express employees pay tribute to fallen co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar [Video]

Kozhikode crash: AI Express employees pay tribute to fallen co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar

Air India Express employees paid tribute to fallen co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar in Delhi. Akhilesh lost his life with 17 others in Kozhikode plane crash. The body of the deceased was brought to Delhi from..

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People across country celebrate Raksha Bandhan in unique ways [Video]

People across country celebrate Raksha Bandhan in unique ways

People across country celebrated Raksha Bandhan on August 3 in their own unique ways. Women in Ayodhya tied Rakhi to idols of Lord Rama on the auspicious occasion. 'Festivals have no religion,' this..

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'Sawan': Devotees offer prayers at Shiv Temples across India on last Monday [Video]

'Sawan': Devotees offer prayers at Shiv Temples across India on last Monday

The prayers were being offered to Lord Shiva by devotees across nation on August 03. Devotees offered prayers at Gauri Shankar Temple in Delhi's Chandni Chowk on the last Monday of 'sawan' month and..

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Raksha Bandhan: PM Modi, Priyanka Gandhi, Big B & others extend wishes [Video]

Raksha Bandhan: PM Modi, Priyanka Gandhi, Big B & others extend wishes

India celebrated Raksha Bandhan on August 3 this year. Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar and spiritual leader Mata Amritanandmayi extended their greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion...

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Naxal carrying reward of Rs 8 lakh surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on his sister's appeal [Video]

Naxal carrying reward of Rs 8 lakh surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on his sister's appeal

A Naxal carrying reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on August 03. Malla surrendered on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on her sister's appeal. Malla was a Naxal..

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Raksha Bandhan 2020: Students tie rakhi to trees in UP's Moradabad [Video]

Raksha Bandhan 2020: Students tie rakhi to trees in UP's Moradabad

People across country are celebrating Raksha Bandhan on August 03. A group of students in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad put 'tilak' and tied rakhis to trees. They took an oath to protect the trees and..

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'Sawan': Priests perform 'Bhasma aarti' at Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar Temple on last Monday [Video]

'Sawan': Priests perform 'Bhasma aarti' at Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar Temple on last Monday

Priests performed prayers at Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar Temple on last Monday of 'Sawan' month in Madhya Pradesh on August 03. They also performed 'Aarti' on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. 'Bhasma aarti'..

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Raigarh Police to distribute over 7 lakh masks on Raksha Bandhan [Video]

Raigarh Police to distribute over 7 lakh masks on Raksha Bandhan

Raigarh Police to distribute over 7 lakh masks on August 03 to raise awareness about COVID-19. Santosh Kumar Singh, Superintendent of Police said, "We have planned to distribute around 7-8 lakh masks...

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'Vocal for Local': Florists make eco-friendly rakhis in Lucknow [Video]

'Vocal for Local': Florists make eco-friendly rakhis in Lucknow

In a bid to boycott Chinese goods and to become 'Aatmanirbhar', florists in Lucknow decided to make rakhis using flowers. Florists received an order of over 200 rakhis ahead of Raksha Bandhan. Raksha..

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Sisters flock to markets to buy rakhis in Hyderabad [Video]

Sisters flock to markets to buy rakhis in Hyderabad

Hyderabad market was busy ahead of Raksha Bandhan. According to shop owner, sale of the rakhis is comparatively low due to COVID-19. Rakshabandhan will be celebrated country-wide on August 03.

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Specially-abled woman in HP makes rakhis with pine leaves [Video]

Specially-abled woman in HP makes rakhis with pine leaves

In a bid to promote 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', a self-dependent woman is making rakhis using traditional materials. Specially-abled woman is making the rakhis using pine leaves. People will be celebrating..

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BSF soldiers celebrate Rakshabandhan with locals in Jammu [Video]

BSF soldiers celebrate Rakshabandhan with locals in Jammu

Border Security Force personnel celebrated Rakshabandhan with locals in Jammu on August 2. Girls near RS Pura border tied rakhis to soldiers and admired their selfless duty. Rakshabandhan will be..

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Mangaluru youth designs eco-friendly 'plantable' rakhis [Video]

Mangaluru youth designs eco-friendly 'plantable' rakhis

Group of youth has come up with eco-friendly rakhis with help of artisans for Rakshabandhan. Rakhis embedded with vegetable seeds can grow into plant once buried. Innovative rakhis are completely made..

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COVID-19: Parts of country observes movement restriction [Video]

COVID-19: Parts of country observes movement restriction

Some cities of the country are witnessing weekend lockdowns and brief shutdowns in view of rising cases of coronavirus. Streets in Chennai on August 02 wore a deserted look as the state observes..

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UP govt allows opening of sweet, rakhi shops ahead of Raksha Bandhan [Video]

UP govt allows opening of sweet, rakhi shops ahead of Raksha Bandhan

Uttar Pradesh government has allowed opening of sweet shops and those selling rakhis on August 02. UP is observing weekend lockdowns due to rising cases of COVID-19. The decision has been taken in view..

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Mamata Banerjee greets people on occasion of Raksha Bandhan

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I have learned love, truth and patience from my brother: Priyanka Gandhi

Extending warm greetings and good wishes to the countrymen on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday said she has learnt love, truth and patience..
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Lata Mangeshkar wishes PM Narendra Modi on Raksha Bandhan

Singer Lata Mangeshkar on Monday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The legendary singer tweeted a video featuring videos of her with the Prime Minister to wish..
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On occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Raigarh Police to distribute over 7 lakh masks to raise COVID-19 awareness

A total of 12 lakh masks would be distributed in the entire district covering houses, market places, petrol pumps, sweet shops, squares, and other places by the police, with help of various..
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Vice-President, PM greet people on Raksha Bandhan

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted people on Raksha Bandhan, saying the festival reaffirms the strong ties of love and affection that bind brothers and..
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Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan government to provide free bus service to women on Raksha Bandhan

Ahead of Raksha Bandhan, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan government announced free bus service to all women on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
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Relaxation in weekend lockdown in Noida for Rakshabandhan; shops selling sweets, rakhi allowed to open

A two-day weekend lockdown on in place in Uttar Pradesh from 10 PM on Friday to 5 AM on Monday every week. However, in view of Rakshabandhan on upcoming Sunday, the district administration in Noida has..
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Ashok Gehlot govt allows women to travel free of cost in state roadways buses on Raksha Bandhan


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Gujarat traders sell rakhis with precautionary messages to raise COVID-19 awareness

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'Modi rakhis' to compete with Chinese rakhis this Raksha Bandhan

CAIT has come up with 'Modi Rakhi', which is now in huge demand from traders across the country.
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Rape accused Kuldeep Sengar features in Independence Day advertisement

The advertisement wishing the local people on Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan was given by the Ugu Panchayat chairman and advocate Anuj Kumar Dikshit
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Mumbai: Jogeshwari woman loses Rs 4 lakh gold, cops get it back

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Raksha Bandhan 2019: PM Narendra Modi's Pakistani rakhi sister hails triple talaq law

It may be recalled that Qamar Mohsin Shaikh is a Pakistani national who came to India after marriage. She had been tying 'rakhi' on PM Modi's wrist for the last 24 years.
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Raksha Bandhan 2019: Women, children tie Rakhi to PM Modi

PM wished the nation on the occasion of Rakshabandhan.
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Raksha Bandhan 2019: WhatsApp messages, SMS and Rakhi quotes to send your sibilings

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One lakh eco-friendly rakhis given to Army Chief for Raksha Bandhan


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Dehradun: Women to send Independence Day-themed rakhis to PM Modi, other dignitaries for Raksha Bandhan

The women said that the rakhis were made to thank the Prime Minister and other leaders for improving the lives of farmers and removing Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.
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Rajya Sabha pays homage to Sushma Swaraj

When the House met for the day, Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu read out obituary reference on passing away of the senior BJP leader. He said Swaraj was "like my sister and used to call me Anna. Every year..
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First batch leaves for Amarnath yatra amid tight security arrangements

Over 1.5 lakh pilgrims from across the country have so far registered themselves for the 46-day long yatra, which takes place from the traditional 36-km Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and 14-km..
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