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Inside Salman Khan’s Rakhi celebrations

Salman Khan, Himanshi Khurana, Neha Kakkar, Kareena Kapoor Khan and others shared a sneak peek of their Raksha Bandhan celebrations.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 4, 2020 2:11:55 pm
salman khan on rakhi celebrations Celebrities posted pictures of their Rakhi celebrations. (Photo: Salman Khan/Instagram)

The country is celebrating Raksha Bandhan today. The festival, also referred to as Rakhi, is dedicated to the undying bond between a brother and a sister. On this day, as per tradition, sisters tie a sacred thread or knot called Rakhi around their brother’s wrist, which is symbolic of her love for him. Brothers bestow a gift in return.

In the modern era, Raksha Bandhan is not limited to just brothers and sisters, as women can also celebrate it with their sisters and likewise for men.

Raksha Bandhan is a festival primarily celebrated in the north and north-western parts of the country as well as Indian diaspora overseas.

People on social media have been expressing their love and affection for their siblings. Bollywood celebrities have been wishing their own brothers or sisters as well as sharing how they are celebrating this sacred day.

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was discharged from Nanavati hospital on Sunday after testing negative for COVID-19, has penned a blog post on Raksha Bandhan. He wrote, “.. and tomorrow be the festival of protection and security for the sister by the brother .. a pledge to be by her side, to hold her hand in times of trouble , to safeguard her from all evil that may erupt about and to let her know that no matter what he shall ever be by her side .. Raksha Bandhan : ‘raksha’ to protect ; ‘bandhan’ to tie to bond to hold together. Our ‘samaaj’ does possess centuries old traditions that make us all valuable .. in the essence of behavioural convictions .. such convictions that can never be betrayed or dissolved .. they are the crafted genius of writings on stone .. forever.”

He added, “and tomorrow when the little one shall in virtual distance and world as would Abhishek and Shweta due the pandemic , colour the wrist of Agastya in that string of eternal strength, then shall the festival in all its glory be celebrated .. all be it in keeping with the norms set by the authorities re., CoviD!”

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Celebrities across India celebrate Raksha Bandhan.

12:27 (IST)04 Aug 2020
Sunny Leone shares adorable photos on Raksha Bandhan
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Happy Raksha Bandhan to all our brothers and sisters out there! Love @dirrty99 Nisha, Asher and Noah and ME!

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Sunny Leone celebrated Raksha Bandhan in Los Angeles. The actor shared photos featuring husband Daniel Weber along with Nisha Kaur Weber, Asher Weber and Noah Weber.

11:55 (IST)04 Aug 2020
Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan's Rakhi celebrations
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Happy Raksha Bandhan!

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Salman Khan shared a photo wishing his fans on Raksha Bandhan. The photo featured the actor with Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, Ayush Sharma, Deepak Tijori and Arhaan Khan among others.

21:30 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Shreya Ghoshal wishes Happy Raksha Bandhan

Singer Shreya Ghoshal shared throwback photos and wrote, "Mera chhota (bada) bhai♥️ The apple of my eyes. Happy Rakshbandhan to you @sghoshal7 ! You know how much I love you and miss you.. ♥️ Always be healthy happy safe. Waiting for our long distance video call Rakhi celebrations as soon as you wake up. Wishing all the brothers and sisters a very #HappyRakshabandhan."

21:20 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Manushi Chillar wishes Happy Raksha Bandhan with throwback picture
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How time flies.✨ #BabyUs #HappyRakshaBandhan

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21:08 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Rajkummar Rao flaunts his Rakhi
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Happy RakshaBandhan. ❤️🙏🥳😇

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Rajkummar Rao wished his fans on Raksha Bandhan. The actor posted a photo flaunting his Rakhi.

20:50 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Ranbir Kapoor celebrates Rakhi
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Neetu Kapoor shared photos of Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni celebrating Rakhi.

20:40 (IST)03 Aug 2020
'You sure have been a role model for me'

Sharing a photo on Instagram, Mohena Kumari wrote, "My Brother. My protector. I don’t know how you do what you do... but you sure have been a role model for me. Your strength and humility gives our family strength. You are my strength. Wishing you a very Happy Rakshabandhan Dadu. Wish you were here..."

20:30 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Ananya Panday and Ahaan Panday video call each other
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the one who fights with me the most but fights for me even more ❤️ happy Rakhi my Ahaani, I wish I was w you this year too 🥺 #ThroughTheYears #Rakshabandhan

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Ananya Panday celebrated Rakhi with Ahaan Panday over a video call. The actor posted pictures on Instagram and wrote, "the one who fights with me the most but fights for me even more ❤️ happy Rakhi my Ahaani, I wish I was w you this year too "

20:21 (IST)03 Aug 2020
'You are not only my sister but mother, protector, support system'

Jackky Bhagnani called his sister his 'support system.' On Raksha Bandhan, the actor posted pictures with a caption that read, "Happy Rakshabandhan @deepshikhadeshmukh you are not only my sister, but also my Mother, Friend, Support System, protector and I can go on and on. What would I do without you! Love you to the moon and back."

20:13 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Rubina Dilaik celebrates Rakhi with sisters
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Rakshabandhan- the commitment to protect you @rohinidilaik @jyotikadilaik for a lifetime 💕 #happy #rakshabandhan

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"Rakshabandhan- the commitment to protect you @rohinidilaik @jyotikadilaik for a lifetime 💕 #happy #rakshabandhan," Rubina Dilaik wrote sharing this picture on Instagram.

19:51 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Arjun Kapoor celebrates Rakhi
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#BrotherLove ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 🧿 #Rakhi2020

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Maheep Kapoor posted pictures of tying Rakhi on Arjun Kapoor's wrist.

19:41 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Nia Sharma's modern Rakhi celebration
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@vinayyshrma ! Hamara modern Happyyyy Rakshaaaa Bandhann😊🙌😎

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Nia Sharma gave a sneak-peek into her modern Rakhi celebration with her brother.

19:23 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Hrithik Roshan's video chats with sister Sunaina Roshan

Hrithik Roshan celebrated Raksha Bandhan over a video call with Sunaina Roshan.

19:15 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Suhana Khan's Rakhi post

Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan posted photos of AbRam and Aryan Khan on Raksha Bandhan.

19:02 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Inside Shoaib Ibrahim's Rakhi celebration
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I may not be able to solve all your problms, But i promise you won’t have to face them alone. ❤️ #happyrakhshabandhan to all❤️

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18:53 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Urvashi Rautela celebrates Rakhi with her brother

"Happy RakshaBandhan Captain Pilot👨‍ @yashrajrautela & to all my incredible brothers. Cheers to the life long love and memories we share. This day is a reminder to say thanks for giving me a brother like you," Urvashi Rautela wrote on Instagram.

18:40 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Chiranjeevi sends Rakhi wishes
18:29 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Shweta Tiwari shares adorable pictures
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Most precious #RakshaBandhan ❤️ @palaktiwarii #Reyansh #nanhayatri

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Shweta Tiwari shared pictures of Palak Tiwari celebrating Raksha Bandhan with her brother.

18:20 (IST)03 Aug 2020
Mahira Sharma's Rakhi celebrations
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Happy Raksha Bandhan to everyone ♥️ . . . . Dress - @kirensandhu_designer Earring - @zaribaadlo

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Bigg Boss 13 contestant Mahira Sharma gave a sneak-peek into her Rakhi celebrations.

Malaika Arora took to Instagram to share her love for her sister Amrita Arora. She wrote, "Tum hi ho bandhu, sakha tum hi'. It's not just a prayer, it's not just a's what defines our boundless relation. You are not just my baby sister...u are my best friend when I need one, an elder sister when I feel like being a child again, a sounding board when I feel like venting and a brother so I never miss having one. We are everything to eachother and words fall short to describe our eternal bond. Happy Rakshabandhan to you! Here's to the multiple roles you play in my life...a sister, a brother, a friend and many more. Whether it's the sisterhood of undying support or bro code to protect eachother fiercely...we have it all. The best of both worlds in one package, that's how I'd like to describe you. It can be the entire world against us and I'll still be confident of winning with you by my side. You are a sister who always has my back and a brother who'll protect me at any cost. This Rakshabandhan I'd like to thank you for playing multiple roles in my life- a sister, a brother, a friend and many more."

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