watch video: Muslim women tie rakhis to Hindu men

Updated: 07 August, 2017 20:21 IST

Showing the true example of communal harmony, Muslim women tied rakhis on the wrists of Hindu brothers to celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. This age-old tradition of celebrating festivals together by the people belonging to the Hindu and Muslim communities in the city is known for several decades. Muslim women also perform 'aarti' and put 'tilak' on the forehead of the brothers before tying the rakhi. The festival celebrates the sacred bond of love and friendship between siblings. On Friday, A 50-feet-long 'chitthi rakhi' was made by 25 girl students for President Ram Nath Kovind, attracted people in droves.

First Published: 07 August, 2017 16:36 IST