Photos: Bhai Tika celebrated at Rani Pokhari

Today is dedicated to celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters. The Saptarangi Tika, a tika made of seven colors, holds significance as it symbolizes their cherished relationships. It also serves as an opportunity for a reunion between brothers and sisters who haven’t seen each other in a long time.

According to legend, Yamaraj – the Hindu god of death/god of the dead – once refrained from claiming a man’s life because the man’s sister had prayed to Yama for her brother’s longevity.