Raksha Bandhan 2020: Rakhi shopping, mehndi application and more in India on eve of Rakhi festival

The festival of Rakhi is all about the bonding between brothers and sisters and the special relationship they share. Mehndi symbolises an auspicious occasion and is worn for most of the most festivals in the country.

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New Delhi: A woman gets her palms and arms decorated with 'mehndi' on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, during Unlock 3.0, in New Delhi, Sunday, Aug 2, 2020. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI02-08-2020_000108A) (PTI)

New Delhi: A woman gets her palms and arms decorated with 'mehndi' on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, during Unlock 3.0, in New Delhi, Sunday, Aug 2, 2020. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)(PTI02-08-2020_000108A) (PTI)

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A woman shopping for rakhis ahead of Rakshabandhan, at Sector 12 market, in Noida, India, on Sunday, August 02, 2020. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

A woman shopping for rakhis ahead of Rakshabandhan, at Sector 12 market, in Noida, India, on Sunday, August 02, 2020. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

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A person browsing for rakhis ahead of Rakshabandhan, at Sector 12 market, in Noida, India, on Sunday, August 02, 2020. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times))

A person browsing for rakhis ahead of Rakshabandhan, at Sector 12 market, in Noida, India, on Sunday, August 02, 2020. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times))

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Women purchase 'rakhi' ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival at Sadar Bazaar, in Gurugram, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (PTI)

Women purchase 'rakhi' ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival at Sadar Bazaar, in Gurugram, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (PTI)

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A woman gets her hand decorated with 'mehndi' ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival at Sadar Bazaar, in Gurugram, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (PTI)

A woman gets her hand decorated with 'mehndi' ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival at Sadar Bazaar, in Gurugram, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (PTI)

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A woman gets her palms and arms decorated with 'mehndi' on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, during Unlock 3.0, in New Delhi, Sunday. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)

A woman gets her palms and arms decorated with 'mehndi' on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, during Unlock 3.0, in New Delhi, Sunday. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)

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People buying sweets on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Patna, Bihar India on Sunday Aug 2, 2020. (Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

People buying sweets on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Patna, Bihar India on Sunday Aug 2, 2020. (Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

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People shopping on the eve of Rakshabandhan festival at Sadar Bazar, in Gurugram, India, on Sunday, August 02, 2020. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

People shopping on the eve of Rakshabandhan festival at Sadar Bazar, in Gurugram, India, on Sunday, August 02, 2020. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

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Women getting henna (mehendi) applied on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival in Patna, Bihar India on Sunday Aug 2, 2020. (Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Women getting henna (mehendi) applied on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival in Patna, Bihar India on Sunday Aug 2, 2020. (Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

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A woman has henna (mehendi) applied to her forearms on the eve of Rakshabandhan festival at Sadar Bazar, in Gurugram, India, on Sunday, August 02, 2020. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

A woman has henna (mehendi) applied to her forearms on the eve of Rakshabandhan festival at Sadar Bazar, in Gurugram, India, on Sunday, August 02, 2020. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

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People shopping on the eve of Rakshabandhan festival at Sadar Bazar, in Gurugram, India, on Sunday, August 02, 2020. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

People shopping on the eve of Rakshabandhan festival at Sadar Bazar, in Gurugram, India, on Sunday, August 02, 2020. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

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A young woman buys rakhi from a shop ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival, in Bathinda, Sunday, Aug 2, 2020. (PTI)

A young woman buys rakhi from a shop ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival, in Bathinda, Sunday, Aug 2, 2020. (PTI)

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View of a sand sculpture with a message, 'Let's celebrate Rakhi with Covid Warriors', created by artist Sudarshan Pattnaik, on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Puri. (PTI)

View of a sand sculpture with a message, 'Let's celebrate Rakhi with Covid Warriors', created by artist Sudarshan Pattnaik, on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Puri. (PTI)

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Women purchase rakhi on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival during Unlock 3.0, at Besant Road in Vijayawada, Sunday, August 02, 2020. (PTI)

Women purchase rakhi on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival during Unlock 3.0, at Besant Road in Vijayawada, Sunday, August 02, 2020. (PTI)

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A student ties 'rakhi' on a plant ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival, during Unlock 3, in Kolkata, Sunday, Aug 2, 2020. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)

A student ties 'rakhi' on a plant ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival, during Unlock 3, in Kolkata, Sunday, Aug 2, 2020. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)

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