Janai Purnima (Rakshya Bandhan) in Nepal

An Old Brahmin giving blessings and putting a sacred thread ( Janai ) on the wrist of Hindu devotees while chanting the gayatri mantra on Janai Purnima ( Rakshya Bandhan ) day in Kathmandu, Nepal. Did you know that Nepal is the only Hindu country in the world??? On Janai Purnima, a full moon day, high-caste Hindus chant the powerful Gayatri mantra and change their Sacred Thread (janai), while a raksha bandhan, a red or yellow protection cord, is tied around the wrists of other Hindus and Buddhists. Pilgrims journey to the mountains north of Kathmandu. Here they emulate Lord Shiva by bathing. in the sacred lake of Gosaikund. Those unable lo make the trek celebrate at Shiva's Kumbheswar Mahadev temple. Source Wikipedia This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Reach us at wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com. rakhi raksha bandhan bandan