Along with the other parts of the country, the festival of Raksha Bandhan signifying the tying of sacred threads (rakhis) by sisters on the wrists of their brothers was celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety across Hojai district of Assam on Sunday.
Sisters tied ‘rakhis’ and offered sweets to their brothers and wished them a healthy and wealthy life.
‘Raksha Bandhan’ is celebrated on a full moon day of Sravana month. Thousands of people visited temples and performed special pujas on the occasion of ‘Rakhi Pournami’.
Shopkeepers displayed colourful ‘rakhis’ to attract girls, who tie rakhis to their brothers and confectionery shops and sweet stalls were teemed with visitors since morning.
And for those staying away from their family, technology came in handy as sister’s sent ‘Raksha Bandhan’ greetings through mobile phones, e-mails and other social media to brothers as well as live video conferencing made it very easy for brothers and sisters to connect face-to-face and celebrate this auspicious day.
Brothers in turn offered chocolates, dresses and other gifts to sisters, who tied ‘rakhis’.
Siblings, who were staying at different places, thronged the villages to celebrate the festival.