Photos: Siblings share their bond of love and care on Raksha Bandhan in Pune

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Raksha Bandhan is observed on the full moon day of the holy Hindu month of Shravan. On this festival, sisters tie the sacred thread ‘rakhi’ on their brothers’ right wrists and pray for their long lives. In turn, brothers vow to protect their sisters and gift them a present. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Raksha Bandhan is observed on the full moon day of the holy Hindu month of Shravan. On this festival, sisters tie the sacred thread ‘rakhi’ on their brothers’ right wrists and pray for their long lives. In turn, brothers vow to protect their sisters and gift them a present. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

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Girls choose rakhis for their brothers at a stall in Pune. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Girls choose rakhis for their brothers at a stall in Pune. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

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Ecofriendly rakhis made of cotton seeds and natural colours, by women farmers of Chindhwara, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha, on display at SM Joshi Sabhagruh, Navi Peth in Pune. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Ecofriendly rakhis made of cotton seeds and natural colours, by women farmers of Chindhwara, Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha, on display at SM Joshi Sabhagruh, Navi Peth in Pune. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

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For kids, celebrating Raksha Bandhan is also like a day out. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

For kids, celebrating Raksha Bandhan is also like a day out. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

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Two young girls engrossed in selecting the perfect rakhi. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Two young girls engrossed in selecting the perfect rakhi. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

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Some even bring along their friends to help them choose the perfect rakhi. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Some even bring along their friends to help them choose the perfect rakhi. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

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The ecofriendly rakhis are gaining popularity among the young generation. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

The ecofriendly rakhis are gaining popularity among the young generation. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

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