Siblings bond | THE DAILY HERALD

“Raksha Bandhan” was celebrated by Hindu brothers and sisters on Sunday. The ceremony marks the time of the year when siblings celebrate the bond of compassion and trust.

Traditionally, it includes the ritual of a sister tying a sacred thread or a knot around her brother’s wrist, symbolically expressing her love for him and seeking his protection in return. The significance of the festival lies in its expression of love. One story surrounds Indian Emperor Humayun and Rani Karnavati of Mewar. When Mewar was attacked by Bahadur Shah Zafar twice in the mid-16th century, Rani Karnavati sent out a letter along with a “rakhi” (thread) in it to Humayun and sought his protection in return.

The emperor was so touched by this gesture that he immediately dropped the military campaign. In photo: Sisters Priti and Zara Budhrani tie the “rakhi” on their brother Nikhil.

Source: The Daily Herald