Macro Monday with a flower like Rakhi

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Happy Raksha bandhan to those who celebrate it.

Raksha bandhan means “bond of protection”. It is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar month of Shravana, which typically falls in Gregorian calendar month of August.

The festival celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. It is also popularly used to celebrate any brother-sister type of relationship between men and women who may or may not be biologically related. On Raksha Bandhan, a sister ties a rakhi(sacred thread) on her brother’s wrist with a prayer for his prosperity and happiness.This symbolizes the sister’s love. The brother gives her a token gift and a promise to protect her.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raksha_Bandhan

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21 Responses to Macro Monday with a flower like Rakhi

  1. Madhusudan says:

    Happy Rakshabandhan….

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  2. Oh, my Goodness. Rupali. It’s a gorgeous flour.

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    • Rupali says:

      Yes indeed. Gardens are full of colourful flowers. The colourful patterns will go away before we realize hence I try to be in gardens as much as possible. In every visit I find a gem or two. Thank you so much for appreciating my work.

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  3. Wonderful macro Rupali!!!

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  4. Loved the description of the brother sister bond. Wish that would be practiced in all cultures.

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  5. calmkate says:

    beautiful flower, the colours and formation, and the water drops so clear .. happy friendship day 🙂

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  6. Irene says:

    This is absolutely beautiful.

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