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Raksha Bandhan – 22 August, 2021: why, how, greetings, pics

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Traditonally, Sisters tie a thread around the right wrist of their brothers, praying for their long life while brothers take a vow to protect their sisters. Originally a North Indian tradition, Raksha Bandhan has become popular throughout India and the diaspora in recent days, cutting across class, caste, language lines. Origins of Raksha Bandhan Of special significance to married women, Raksha Bandhan is rooted in the practice of territorial or village exogamy, in which a bride marries out of her natal village or town, and her parents, by custom, do not visit her in her married home. In rural north India, where village exogamy is strongly prevalent, large numbers of married Hindu women travel back to their parents’ homes every year for the ceremony. Their brothers, who typically live with the parents or nearby, sometimes travel to their sisters’ married home to escort …

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