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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