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Muslim women tie rakhi on Hindu brothers' wrists establishing a strong bond between both communities


Muslim women tie rakhi on Hindu brothers' wrists establishing a strong bond between both communities

Kanpur, Sep 07 (ANI): Kanpur city, located in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh, is known for its rich cultural heritage and 'Ganga- Jamuni tehzeeb' or the culture of religious harmony. A perfect example of this is the age-old tradition of celebrating festivals together by the people belonging to the Hindu and Muslim communities in the Baba Purwa Colony.

The Muslim women in the colony tie 'Rakhi' or sacred thread on the wrists of their Hindu brothers to celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan. Primarily a north Indian occasion, the festival celebrates the sacred bond of love and friendship between siblings.

Sisters perform 'aarti' and put 'tilak' on the forehead of the brother before tying the rakhi. The festivals in India are associated with different religions, which present an example of communal harmony and equality.

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