Thakur Bankey Bihari Ji celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan with his devotees. Rakhis, letters and other items had been received from devotees around the globe and they were presented to Thakur Ji on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Devotees thronged the temple till late at night as the temple was kept open for a few more hours past the regular closing time.
The goswamis of the temple presented rakhis to the Lord and then tied it on each other’s wrist to celebrate the festival. After the gifts from the devotees were presented to Thakur Ji, they were distributed among the devotees present at the temple. Every year the Lord receives a lot of gifts on Rakhi as many devotees consider the Lord to be their brother.