Raksha Bandhan An Eternal Ritual of Love

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Nothing captures the essence of a relationship between a brother and sister like the wonderful Indian Festival ‘Raksha Bandhan’. Raksha means ‘to protect’, and Bandhan means ‘bond’, therefore Rakhi is a bond of protection. Each year on Rakhi day, sister tie a Rakhi or an amulet around their brother’s wrist as a protecting charm. They appeal to God to always protect her brother and bestow all happiness upon them.

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu custom marking the love and affection between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated on “Shravan Sud Poornima” every year according to the Hindu calendar. A celebration of bonds between brother and sister, the family holiday of Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) is celebrated in most Indian communities around the world.

On this auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, sister visit their brother and sometimes brother is invited by sister for Rakhi celebrations. After performing Puja, sister applies a tilak on brother’s forehead and performs arti for him. She then ties a Rakhi on her brother’s wrist while praying for his long, healthy and happy life. Brother expresses his gratitude to sister for her affection and vow to protect her from all hardships in life. Brother and sister share a...

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