Raksha Bandhan is the celebration of the unblemished bond of care between a brother and a sister. On this day, the sister ties a holy thread around the wrist of her brother, reaffirming the love and affection between them. This strand, which pulsates with idyllic adoration and transcendent sentiments, is appropriately called the Rakhi. It means ‘a bond of protection’. This is one of the most cordial and dignified of all human emotions.
When is Rakhi?
Rakhi is an exceptional occasion that is celebrated every year, in August, on Shravan Purnima day. This year Raksha Bandhan falls on August 28, 2007. Rakhi is one of the very significant festivals of India. It is celebrated all over the country but the ways of celebrations differ region to region. The name of this festival also transforms as soon as one enters into a new area. For example few of the names are the ‘Vish Taadak’ (destroyer of poison), the ‘Punya Pradaayak’ (bestower of boons), and the ‘Paap Naashak’ (destroyer of sins).
How to celebrate rakhi?
A woman ties a rakhi on her brother’s right wrist, to look after him from evil manipulation...