Raksha Bandhan

Happy Raksha Bandhan to my brothers out there reading this!

You may ask what is this festival all about. We may have mother’s and father’s day but the western world forgot about the brothers and sisters. This day is to celebrate the friendship and siblings’ love.

Raksha Bandhan (the bond of protection) is a festival primarily observed in India, which celebrates the relationship between brothers, cousins and sisters. It is also called Rakhi Purnima in most of India. The festival is observed by Hindus, Sikhs and some Muslims. The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (sacred thread) 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. The festival falls on the full moon day (Shravan Poornima) of the Shravan month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar. It grew in popularity after Rani Karnavathi the widowed queen of Chittor, sent a rakhi to the Mughal emperor Humayun when she required his help. – Wikipedia


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