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Welcome to India!

We are here!  It is very hot and a bit rainy. On the way from the airport to my great-grandmother’s house we saw a different way to go by bus! Looking forward to seeing my cousins and family again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today we are going to my great-grandmother’s house to celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi.  I tied a Rakhi on Rohan for the first time.

Sisters tie colourful threads or rakhis on their brother’s wrists. The brothers in turn promise to protect their sisters and give them gifts.  “Raksha” means protection, “bandhan” means bound or binding.

Sisters tie a special band on their brothers’ wrist on the day of Rakhi as a mark of affection. This thread, is given with sisterly love and good sentiments, is rightly called the ‘Rakhi’.

As per the traditions, the sister on this day prepares the pooja thali with diya, roli, chawal and rakhis. She worships the deities, ties Rakhi to the brother(s) and wishes for their well-being. The brother in turn acknowledges the love with a promise to be by the sisters’ side through thick and thin and gives her a token gift. Raksha Bandhan tightens the bond of love between the sister and brother.

Think Ro is going to have to work on all of the above..

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