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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 04:29 PM

Religious festival ‘Rakhi’ celebrated across Pakistan



Members of Pakistan’s Hindu community celebrate the Raksha Bandhan festival in Karachi. – Photo by INP

From the Newspaper | 21 hours ago

TAXILA, Aug 2: The Hindu religious festival Rakhi observed every year to mark the bond of love between brother and sister concluded here at the Gurdawara Punja Sahib on Thursday.

Over three thousand followers of Hindu and Sikh religion participated in the ‘Raksha Bandhan’ commonly known as Rakhi in which young girls and women tie Rakhis to the wrists of their brothers and exchanged greetings. As there is no major Hindu temple in this Potohar region, this festival is celebrated by the Hindus at the Punja Sahib.

On Thursday, a large number of girls tied a holy thread to boys and men, binding them in the sacred relationship of brotherhood.

After Rakhi ceremony and Pooja, the brother presents his sister with presents.

http://dawn.com/2012/08/03/religious-festival-rakhi-celebrated/

What a good idea for a festival. I really should call my sister.

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