Raksha Bandhan: People rush for last-minute shopping of Rakhis, sweets amid COVID-19 pandemic

Updated: 03 August, 2020 08:04 IST | Sherlin Rajan
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    Shopkeepers take stock of the rakhis to be kept for sale in a shop in Sion-Dharavi Kela Bakhar Road.

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    A woman takes a look at rakhis ahead of Raksha Bandhan amid the heavy rains in Kurla West.

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    A woman looks at the collection of rakhis at a roadside stall in SV Road, Borivali. 

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    Women select rakhis to buy from a shop in Sion-Dharavi Kela Bakhar Road.

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    Vendors arrange rakhis to be kept for sale in a shop in Sion-Dharavi Kela Bakhar Road.

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    Girls buy rakhis from a roadside vendor in Worli Koliwada.

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    A woman takes a look at rakhis kept for sale at a stall in Bhuleshwar, near CP Tank in South Mumbai.

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    A customer having a closer look at a rakhi at a roadside stall in Mumbai.

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    A woman looks at a collection of rakhis at a shop in Jammu.

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    A woman checks out rakhis at a shop in Chennai.

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    Women looks at rakhis in a shop in Hyderabad.

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    Policewomen purchase rakhis from a shop ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival in Rajasthan's Bikaner.

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    A vendor sprays sanitiser on rakhis as a preventive measure against COVID-19, at his shop in Hyderabad.

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    A street vendor selling rakhis waits for customers along a street at Sadar Bazar wholesale market in New Delhi.

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About The Gallery

The much-loved festival of Raksha Bandhan honours the bitter-sweet yet lovable bond between siblings. This year, even though the festival is being celebrated in a low-key manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus has failed to dampen the spirit of people as they rushed to shops even in the last minute to buy rakhis and sweets for their loved ones. (Picture/Ashish Raje, Bipin Kokate, PTI)

First Published: 03 August, 2020 08:00 IST