India’s Hindus prepare for Raksha Bandhan festival

Celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters is the Hindu festival of Rakshabandhan which will be celebrated across India and abroad on August 2, 2012
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An Indian Muslim arranges prepared Rakhis for the forthcoming Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan at his cottage industry in Millatnagar area of Ahmedabad on July 15, 2012. Celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters is the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan which will be celebrated across India and abroad on August 2, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian Muslim Chotebhai Ghori, (2R), with family members, prepares Rakhis for the forthcoming Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan at his cottage industry in Millatnagar area of Ahmedabad on July 15, 2012. Celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters is the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan which will be celebrated across India and abroad on August 2, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Indian Muslim arranges prepared Rakhis for the forthcoming Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan at his cottage industry in Millatnagar area of Ahmedabad on July 15, 2012. Celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters is the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan which will be celebrated across India and abroad on August 2, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian Muslim Chotebhai Ghori, (C), with family members, prepares Rakhis for the forthcoming Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan at his cottage industry in Millatnagar area of Ahmedabad on July 15, 2012. Celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters is the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan which will be celebrated across India and abroad on August 2, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Eighty year-old Indian Muslim, Pirubhai Rakhiwale,(C), along with his family members and relatives, prepares Rakhis for the forthcoming Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan at his cottage industry in Millatnagar area of Ahmedabad on July 15, 2012. Celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters is the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan which will be celebrated across India and abroad on August 2, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)