Subdued Raksha Bandhan, Narali Purnima in Mumbai amid COVID-19 crisis

Updated: 04 August, 2020 11:59 IST | Sunny Rodricks
  • Sex workers with their family from Kamathipura tie rakhi to Union Minister Ramdas Athawale at his residence in Bandra.

  • Volunteers of Yuva Sena celebrate Raksha Bandhan by tying Rakhi to policemen from Worli police station.

  • A kid enjoys cycling at Bandra Bandstand amid lockdown in the city.

  • A group of youngsters workout at an open gym at Bandra Bandstand as a jogger walks past them.

  • Former minister and Congress leader Krupashankar Singh was snapped during morning walk at Bandstand in Bandra.

  • Sufi poet Firoz Shakir snapped by mid-day lensman during his morning walk at Bandstand in Bandra.

  • Fishermen community celebrated the festival of  'Narli Purnima' by worshiping sea at Budhvarpark Koliwada in Colaba.

  • A group of youngsters from the fishermen community engage in a competition of breaking coconuts on the occasion of 'Narli Purnima' at Worli Koliwada.

  • Women dressed in traditional attire pose for a selfie on the occasion of 'Narli Purnima' at Worli Koliwada.

  • In photo: A father clicks a picture of his son, who is dressed up as a fisherman, on the occasion of Narli Purnima.

  • A woman ties Rakhi to a policeman of Mumbai Police on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

  • Transgender Zoya Lobo ties Rakhi to shopkeeper Mukeshraaj Dadarkar, her Rakhi brother, as the two celebrate Raksha Bandhan at Dadar.

  • A team of doctors and healthcare workers from BMC take swab of a woman at Ghatkopar East amid rising number of COVID-19 cases.

  • Citizens were caught unaware as heavy rains lashed several places in Mumbai on Monday.

  • A bakery item supplier rides a bicycle amid heavy rains near the Western Express Highway, Kandivli.

  • National Security Guard (NSG) personnel push their vehicle after it broke down near the Western Express Highway in Kandivali.

  • In photo: A morning walker jogs past a wall painting at Thakur Village in Kandivli.

  • Commuters take cover under the roof of a bus stop at Western Express Highway in Kandivali as heavy rains lashed the city.

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About The Gallery

After four months of lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Maharashtra government has started to ease restrictions in a phased manner. However, as the cases continue to rise, people are wary of stepping out of their houses. This year, Mumbaikars celebrated Raksha Bandhan and Narali Purnima festival in a subdued manner. As people mostly preferred to stay home, siblings had to rely on technology to wish each other. Meanwhile, some fishermen from the community worshipped the sea. See pictures.

(All photos/Ashish Raje, Pradeep Dhivar, Shadab Khan, Sayyed Sameer Abedi, Satej Shinde)


First Published: 04 August, 2020 08:00 IST