Patna: Rakshabandhan, the festival showing strong bond of love between a sister and a brother was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety across Bihar today.
Women tied Rakhis around the arms of their brothers even as brothers took pledge to protect them in all circumstances.
A large number of people also visited temples and offered prayers.
At Raj Bhawan, Brahmkumari sisters of Brahamkumar Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya tied rakhis to the state governor Lalji Tandon.
On the occasion, chief minister Nitish Kumar tied rakhi to a tree at Rajdhani Vatika in the state capital to create environmental awareness as Bihar observed tree protection day.