Odisha News Insight

Nation celebrates Raksha Bandhan with Fervour and Gaiety

Raksha BandhanRaksha Bandhan or Rakhi Purnima, the festival of brothers and sisters, is being celebrated today with great fervour and gaiety in different parts of the country.

Though the festival is a Hindu festival, it is celebrated among other religions too, marking the secular fabric of the country.

On this auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a rakhi (sacred thread) on their brother’s wrist. This festival also signifies the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being, as well as the brother’s lifelong vow to protect her sister, making a strong bonding between brother and sister.

In Odisha, the festival which is also known as Gamha Purnima begins with Devi Subhadra tying rakhi to her brothers Lord Jagannath and Lord Balabhadra. It is being celebrated inside Shree Jagannath temple in Puri with religious sincerity.

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