The annual Janai Purnima, also known as the Raksha Bandhan festival was observed across the nation today.
People believe that the use of the sacred thread will bring them good luck.
On this day, sisters also tie Rakhis, a wrist band as a symbol of protection, on their brothers’ hands, with a belief that it will bring security to their brothers.
People celebrate the festival eating kwati (soup cooked from germinated pulses) and other special food items.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has today received rakhi on the occasion of Rakshya Bandhan and Janai Purnima festival.
Brahma Kumari Rajdidi, the director of Brahma Kumari Rajyog Service Centre, tied the rakhi, the symbol of love, prayer, bond of protection and well-being, around President Bhandari's wrist at the President House, Sheetal Niwas.
Similarly, priest Khem Chandra Dhakal also tied the sacred thread around President Bhandari's wrist, according to the Office of the President.