To celebrate Rakshabandhan you don't have to be a Hindu!

Rakshabandhan, a bond between a brother and sister is a festival celebrated by all the ethnic groups.

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Rakshabandhan which is known as the bond of protection by a brother for his sister is an auspicious occasion.

As this festival celebrates the beautiful relationship of brother and sister, it also has a beautiful meaning behind it - a promise that a brother gives to his loving sister that he will be there with her in come what may be the situation, and he will always protect her.

Originally it was the festival celebrated by the Hindus, Jain and Sikhs only.But gone are the days when only Hindus celebrated this festival. Along with Hindus the other religion people also celebrate this festival.

On the same we have some Muslim television celebs who shared with TellyBuzz on how they celebrate Rakshabandhan and why is it their favorite festival.

Here is what they said...

Faisal Khan seen playing the role of Maharana Pratap in the show Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap on Sony TV.

"I have three sisters and I always celebrate Rakshabandhan with them, this time I am busy shooting but I will still try my best to be with them. Every year I give them small gifts but this time their expectations are higher than before, so I am ready to empty my pockets, it is a proud feeling to spend money on my sisters."

"Yes though being a Muslim I celebrate all the festivals. I belong from Dhanbad and the place where I used to stay had mostly Hindus, so that is how we celebrate all the festivals. I have a real sister who ties me Rakhi every year, but from the time that I have shifted to Mumbai, she sends me a rakhi here and I tie it to my wrist and give her gifts when I visit our home. I have a Rakhi sister in Mumbai too. Without fail she comes on Rakhshabandhan and ties me a Rakhi. This festival should be celebrated all over I feel, as it celebrates the bond between the most beautiful relationship between brother and sister."

Sana Amin Sheikh seen playing the role of Lajjo in the show Gustakh Dil on Life OK.

"We are 3 sisters and we have no brothers hence we tie Rakhi to each other and give gifts to each other. As a child we did not celebrate this festival as we were Muslims and we stayed in a Muslim area too where we did not see this festival celebrated. But when we grew and came to know about this festival and the purpose behind it, we too started celebrating it. My mother finds the festival one of the best festival celebrated in India and we sisters too think the same. I wish all the brothers and sisters a very Happy Rakshabandhan!"

TellyBuzz wishes its viewers a very Happy Rakshabandhan!

Krishma Solanki.

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  • Posted on: 24 August 2013 at 12:22amKunalKiKanushi

    Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha rocks

  • Posted on: 21 August 2013 at 4:24amkunakshafan26

    thanks!
    yes truely said akhlaque raksha bandhan is not about religions
    na bole tum rocks

  • Posted on: 20 August 2013 at 10:56pmIntrepida

    Rakshabandhan is a NON-RELIGIOUS holiday!! there are no religious rituals associated with it. Even Queen Karnavati sent a rakhi to Emperor Humayun!!! And when she needed help in defeating an invader, he sent an army so that she could defend her kingdom

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  • Posted on: 20 August 2013 at 10:05pm...mano...

    its a nice festival but why to celebrate these wonderful relations just for a day? that's why I believe that no father's mother's or any specific day. we should ensure our bros n sis that we love them n we care for them everyday.

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  • Posted on: 20 August 2013 at 1:55pmmaheen55

    rakhsabandhan is typical Hindu Festival as I learn in my STUDIES not a Muslim Fastival Muslim festivals are Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha

    Edited on:20 August 2013 at 1:55pm

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  • Posted on: 20 August 2013 at 12:53pmTeh_Batman

    I am Muslim but let's be honest, i dont celebrate this festival or any mother or father's day. I believe in loving them equally 365 days a year than just an special day.

    Edited on:20 August 2013 at 12:52pm

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  • Posted on: 20 August 2013 at 10:39amSayaneeH.Lecter

    thats a beautiful article

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  • Posted on: 20 August 2013 at 9:00amBaki

    Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Season 2 rock

  • Posted on: 20 August 2013 at 8:32am-Have.a.dream-

    Sana Sheikh rocks as Laajo

    m catholic too n likeee this festival

    too

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  • Posted on: 20 August 2013 at 8:22amrishani77

    Sana Sheikh rock as Lajjo, nice show!!!
    I'm catholic but i really like this festival!!!

    Edited on:20 August 2013 at 8:22am

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