Muslim women celebrate Raksha Bandhan with their Hindu brothers in Kanpur

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Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 03 (ANI): Giving a new meaning to the festival of Raksha Bandhan celebrated in India, a group of Muslim women decided to not only strengthen ties with their Hindu brothers but also spread the message of communal harmony between the two communities. Upholding the ‘Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb’ or a tradition of brotherhood among Hindus and Muslim communities, every year these women decorate ‘puja thali’ to worship for wellness of their brothers during the festivity. Raksha Bandhan is a prominent festival celebrated all across India. Sisters tie sacred thread on their brother’s wrist and wish for their wellbeing and prosperity. The brothers in return take a pledge for security of their sisters in every situation thrown at them. Euphoric sisters anoint their brothers with vermilion and offer them delish sweets while praying for brother’s success and prosperity. Festivities like Raksha Bandhan serve a great medium to manifest fraternity withheld among myriad religions espoused in multi-religious society of India.

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