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India celebrates Rakhi with zeal

India celebrates Rakhi with zeal

India TV News Desk [Updated: 21 Aug 2013, 10:06 AM IST]
  • Girls look at rakhis, a sacred thread tied by a sister on the wrist of a brother, ahead of the festival of Raksha Bandhan in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. The festival of Raksha Bandhan that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters falls on Aug. 20. (AP Photo)
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    Girls look at rakhis, a sacred thread tied by a sister on the wrist of a brother, ahead of the festival of Raksha Bandhan in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. The festival of Raksha Bandhan that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters falls on Aug. 20. (AP Photo)

  • Women prepare a Rakhi, with onions and grains to protest against price hike in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Rakhi, is a sacred thread, which will be tied by a sister on the wrist of her brother during the Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan which falls on Aug. 20. Gujarati at center reads reads, onion price brings tears in the eyes of housewives . (AP Photo)
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    Women prepare a Rakhi, with onions and grains to protest against price hike in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Rakhi, is a sacred thread, which will be tied by a sister on the wrist of her brother during the Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan which falls on Aug. 20. Gujarati at center reads reads, onion price brings tears in the eyes of housewives . (AP Photo)

  • School girls tie rakhis, a sacred thread, on the wrists of Border Security Force soldiers as a symbolic gesture to mark Raksha Bandhan festival at the India Pakistan border area of Suchetgarh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kilometers from Jammu, India, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo)
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    School girls tie rakhis, a sacred thread, on the wrists of Border Security Force soldiers as a symbolic gesture to mark Raksha Bandhan festival at the India Pakistan border area of Suchetgarh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kilometers from Jammu, India, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo)

  • A woman ties Rakhi or sacred thread on the wrist of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Raksha Bandhan festival in Gandhinagar, India, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo)
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    A woman ties Rakhi or sacred thread on the wrist of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Raksha Bandhan festival in Gandhinagar, India, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo)

  • Bollywood actor Shreyas Talpade celebrates Raksha Bandhan festival with Akanksha Foundation NGO girls in Mumbai on 20th August 2013. (Photo IANS)
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    Bollywood actor Shreyas Talpade celebrates Raksha Bandhan festival with Akanksha Foundation NGO girls in Mumbai on 20th August 2013. (Photo IANS)

  • Hindus and Muslims celebrate Raksha Bandhan organised by Shiv Mudra Prabodhini a Thane based organisation in Mumbai on August 20, 2013. (Photo IANS)
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    Hindus and Muslims celebrate Raksha Bandhan organised by Shiv Mudra Prabodhini a Thane based organisation in Mumbai on August 20, 2013. (Photo IANS)

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