Hues of Rakhi

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 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.
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
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 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
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
The Rakhi thread symbolises the love between siblings. - File Photo
Hindu girl ties Rakhi on the wrist of her brother. - Photo by PPI
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 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.
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.
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.
A Hindu woman ties a Rakhi symbolising her love for her brother. - Photo by INP.

Comments (8) (Closed)


Ahmed Sultan
Aug 03, 2012 11:58am
Amazing to see these many hindus in Pakistan.... Is this only hindu population or do you have more who are not seen in this pic.
"SAME TO YOU"
Aug 03, 2012 12:57pm
Amazing to see these many MUSLIMS in INDIA.......ON Rakhi
babu
Aug 03, 2012 01:39pm
Festivals are joyous occasions. The more variety you have the more colorful the country will be. I hope Pakistani Govt. will see that their Hindu population is protected from all angles, and they live without fear.
Mo Al
Aug 04, 2012 04:22pm
Babu i hope all minorities and not only hindue's are protected and i do agree festivals are joyous occasions. Especially hindu festivals so many colors. Take care
Jaydeep
Aug 04, 2012 07:19pm
I am thankful to Dawn news for expressing the Hindu festivals - We should understand each other rather than fighting and make the lives more better
Anil
Aug 04, 2012 08:13pm
Thanks Dawn for your fairness in reporting. I always admire your quality journalism. We all have right to live with love and dignity and carry on with our cultural values. A Hindu brother and sister have as much right to express their love as non Hindu. Nice picutres.
Ashu
Aug 05, 2012 07:24pm
Thanks Dawn for reminding me the colors of this festivals. It has been straight 11 years I have been getting Rakhi by post.
Jaideep Das
Aug 07, 2012 07:21pm
Dawn is truly living by the great secular vision of Md. Ali Jinnah who founded Pakistan and the Dawn paper too. Common people too share the same sentiments. Its only a handful minority of some Part-Time-Human individuals in India, Pakistan and rest of the world who create the divisions based religious supremacy. Dawn keep it up!!!