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The brother and sister bond is one of the most unique, precious and beautiful relationships in this world. And Raksha Bandhan celebrates the beauty and intensity of that bond. As the sister ties a “RAKHI” around her brother’s wrist, he is believed to promise to protect her from all the grievances in her life. As a custom, after the RAKHI is tied, the brother presents his sister with gifts. It symbolizes his love and blessings that he showers on his sister and is seen as a token of love and respect.
In fact, offering gifts to sisters is a tradition of Raksha Bandhan. With years passing by, the enthusiasm amongst the brothers and their sisters, to celebrate the festival of bond between sisters and brothers, is increasing. Rajasthan a state where every festival is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm, Raksha Bandhan is also one of the beautiful festivals celebrated with love here. It is clearly visible from the wide variety of Rakhi designs and patterns, Raksha Bandhan gifts and sweets flocking the shelves of the stores in each city of Rajasthan, during holiday. The festival bears social significance in Rajasthan, because it symbolizes the importance of this beautiful relationship and bond between siblings.