Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)leader Bhukkal Nawab has announced that he will tie ‘rakhi’ to cows on the festival of Raksha Bandhan on Thursday.
Bhukkal Nawab in a statement said that men and women would participate in the event to be held in Kubiaghat area of Lucknow. This will be the second consecutive year when such an event will take place.
“We will perform ‘Gau puja’ and then tie ‘rakhi’ to cows on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on Thursday,” Nawab said. He claims the event would underline the bond between man and cows and also create awareness against cow slaughter.
Bhukkal Nawab, had earlier quit Samajwadi Party to join the BJP last year, is now a BJP member in the state Legislative Council.
Raksha Bandhan: Is an annual ceremony where sisters of all ages tie a talisman, or amulet, called the rakhi, around the wrists of their brothers. As per the Sanskrit terminology, the occasion means “the tie or knot of protection” where “Raksha” stands for the protection and “Bandhan” signifies the verb to tie.
Source : Various