Raksha Bandhan Rejuvenates Bonds
The festival of Raksha Bandhan was celebrated will full fervor in Udaipur. Dressed in sparkling traditional attires, females were seen visiting brother’s ho
Photo of Gupta family of Udaipur
The festival of Raksha Bandhan was celebrated will full fervor in Udaipur. Dressed in sparkling traditional attires, females were seen visiting brother’s house while men laden with colorful rakhi on hands and tilak on forehead looked as a seraph to their sisters.
Market and offices remained closed. However the roads and tourist spots kept buzzing with activities.
Following the ceremonies of Raksha Bandhan, most of the families observed a bigger get together that culminated with a series of delicious recipes.
“Every year, our family unites on the day of Rakhi. My brothers are settled outside Udaipur but on Raksha Bandhan they come with their families and stay with us” says Sandhya Singh, a housewife.
Special Buses for Women
Women enjoyed a free-of-cost bus ride to their brother’s home as Rajasthan State Transport Corporation deployed several additional buses from Udaipur to Salumber, Kanor, Gogunda, Jhadol and Dungarpur.
“On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan we are offering free bus commute to women from Udaipur upto an area of 60km”, said Mohammad Zaffar Khan, Traffic Manager.
Large number of female passengers was seen at Udiapol Bus Stand in the morning and evening.
Photos by Sayeed Ahmed
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