Woman shops for 'rakhis' in a market ahead of Raksha Bandhan.
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An assortment of Rakhis ahead of Raksha Bandhan
The Raksha-Bandhan literally means a bond of protection, and this of course is an Indian tradition dating back thousands of years. The tying of the sacred thread or Rakhi is a two-way protective bond where the sister prays for her brother’s safety and at the same time entrusts him with her potential care.