Little ones tie Rakhis to soldiers

7 Aug 2017, Amritapuri

Today is Raksha Bandan day. At the ashram, the little ones tied rakhis (simple handmade bracelets, usually made of thread) on the wrists  of soldiers  put thilak on their foreheads and offered them sweets. 

This is traditionally a day when brothers and sisters and celebrate and honor their bond by tying a traditional rakhi bracelet around each others’ wrists. In this way, the sister expresses her love for her brother, and her brother pledges to look after her in all circumstances.