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Celebrities Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a pure celebration of the world's most treasured relationship. The celebration is of the love between the brother and sister. The occasion of Raksha Bandhan involves tying a rakhi (sacred thread) on the brother's wrist by his sister. This thread symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being and the brother in return takes life-long vow to protect his sister.

Rakhi is celebrated on Shravan Poornima (full moon day of the Shravan month) according to the Hindu lunisolar calender. Rakhi celebration not only involves tying the sacred thread and and exchange blessings but also involves taking gifts. This festival is beautifully celebrated among the siblings. Lets check out the celebrities Raksha Bandhan celebrations:

Salman & Almira Khan: Bollywood heart-throb Salman Khan has two sisters named Arpita and Alvira and the brother enjoys love and care from two sisters. Salman Khan visits his sisters place to perform the rituals of Raksha Bandhan followed by family get together.

Abhishek Bachchan & Shewta: The children of Bollywood Badshaah, Amitabh Bachchan, celebrate the rakhi joyously. Abhishek Bachchan's sister Shewta is settled in Delhi and either of them visits home to perform the rituals of this festival. This year the celebration will be more grand as Aishwarya Bachchan ( Abhishek's wife) is expecting and Shweta's joy of becoming Bua (aunt).

Amisha & Ashmit Patel: The estranged siblings celebrated the emotional festival, rakhi after 5 years of separation. The siblings were not into talking terms for 5 years but the festival got them together.

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Story first published: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 10:49 [IST]
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