Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is a sacred and religious Hindu festival, which actually means the bond of protection. It is usually observed on the full moon day on the Hindu calendar in the month of Shravana, which falls in the month of August in the Gregorian calendar.
What does the festival symbolize?
Rakhi symbolizes the bond between a brother and a sister. It also celebrates the bond of brotherhood between men and women who are not biologically related. The sister will tie a Rakhi on the brother’s wrist with a prayer for happiness and prosperity. The brother also presents the sister with a token of gift and promises to protect her forever. The Hindus in the northern and western Area of the country, Nepal and Mauritius observe Rakhi. It is one of the most interesting and religious traditions of the Sikhs as well as countries in all other parts of the country. Raksha Bandhan in Sanskrit means tying a knot of protection between a brother and a sister.
The most pious festival, The bond between a brother and a sister
Rakhi is one of the most pious festivals where the sister will get up early in the morning, have a bath, say her prayers and then tie a Rakhi on the wrist of her brother. This is followed by promised and pledges, exchange of gifts and of course sumptuous and delicious food. There are various myths and stories as well that revolves around Rakhi. Rakhis can also be made in the most colorful way with colorful threads and strings, different drawing, designs and cloth. Rakhi can also be obtained from decoration stores as well as Internet online stores.
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