Religious Festival `Rakhi' Celebrated In Attock

Religious festival `Rakhi' celebrated in Attock

ATTOCK, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 18th Augst,2016) : Like other parts of the country, the Hindu religious festival "Rakhi" was also observed here on Thursday to mark the bond of love between brother and sister. People of Hindu and Sikh religion participated in the `Raksha Bandhan' commonly known as Rakhi in which young girls and women tie Rakhis to the wrists of their brothers and exchanged greetings. In this connection, main Rakhi ceremony was held at Balmeki temple Saddar Bazar Attock cantonment under the supervision of Pundit Madan Lal, where a large number of girls tied a holy thread to boys and men, binding them in the sacred relationship of brotherhood.

According to Hindu religion, Rakhi is a prominent Hindu festival that celebrates the relationship between brother and sister. Hindus dress up for the occasion and sisters tie Rakhi (a holy thread) on their brothers' wrists, usually at the time prescribed by the pundits.