Entertainment to mark Auckland event

Mamta Bhikha Auckland will celebrate ‘Raksha Bandhan,’ the day of bonding, brightening this winter with colours, dance song and music from India, China and New Zealand, on August 29 at Shri Shirdi Saibaba Temple, 18 Princess Street, Onehunga, Central Auckland. The Programme is being organised by the Hindu Organisations Temples & Associations (HOTA) Forum which has branches in Auckland and…

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The Festival gains strength in South India

Venkat Raman South Indians generally ignore ‘Raksha Bandhan,’ a predominantly North Indian festival which glorifies fraternal relationship. The ‘rakhi’ that adorns most Hindu wrists in many parts of the country is conspicuous by its absence in the four Southern states, although some families, with the ‘northern influence’ practice the custom. The absence of Raskha Bandhan does not mean the sister-brother…

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