Celebrating Raksha Bandhan!

Raksha Bandhan is a festival primarily observed in North India, which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. The festival is observed to celebrate brotherhood and love.

The central ceremony involves the tying of a Rakhi (sacred thread) made of interwoven colourful threads by a sister on her brother’s wrist. This symbolizes the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being, and the brother’s lifelong vow to protect her.

Raksha Bandhan also has a social significance because it underlines the notion that everybody should live in harmonious coexistence with each other. Here’s wishing all of you a Happy Raksha Bandhan!

Quick Facts» Raksha means protection or security and Bandhan means a bond or relation
» It is celebrated during full moon in the month of Sravana
» This day is devoted to the Rain God Indra and the Sea God Varuna

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This entry was posted by Shaadilive on August 10, 2014 in Events and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

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