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.
Underwater river scene with freshwater plants and tetra fish, Aquário Natural, Rio Baia Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil