The Hindu community celebrate the love between siblings through the festivities of Raksha Bandhan in their homes and temples around Pakistan.
On the day of Raksha Bandhan sisters tie Rakhi on their brother's wrist to express their love for them. By accepting the Rakhi, a brother gladly takes on the responsibility of protecting his sister. In Hindu tradition a frail thread of Rakhi is considered stronger than iron chains as it binds brothers and sisters in an inseparable bond of love and trust.
A woman selects from the threads in a stall set up for the festivities. - Photo by INP
A boy participates in the rituals to celebrate Raksha Bandhan. - Photo by Online.
Members of the Hindu community performing religious rituals at Netty Jetty Bridge. - Photo by Online
A girl takes part in a Raksha Bandhan ritual. - Photo by INP.
A girl makes an offering in her temple as part of the festivities. - File Photo
The Rakhi thread symbolises the love between siblings. - File Photo
Hindu girl ties Rakhi on the wrist of her brother. - Photo by PPI
A sister applies a 'tikka' (a red circle mark) on her brother - Photo by White Star.
A girl selecting one of the crimson threads also called as Rakhi. - Photo by INP.
Hindu girl ties Rakhi on her brother's wrist as they celebrate Raksha Bandhan in their home. - Photo by INP.
A Hindu woman ties a Rakhi symbolising her love for her brother. - Photo by INP.