Raksha Bandhan stands for the celebration of siblinghood and is also known as Rakhi “the knot of commitment”. People have a traditional belief that the sacred thread of Rakhi has a strong power to bring closer the lovely relationship of a brother and sister.
Since time immemorial, this festival is being marked as a day to cherish the most pious relation on this planet. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is widely celebrated all across India and its name changes from different place to place. Various myths & mythological episodes are associated with the origin for this festival.
India is a country widely known for its strong family culture system. Therefore, every year, Rakhi is celebrated with lots of anticipation & zeal. The auspicious festival of Rakhi symbolizes the sacred bond of love and affection that is strengthened by Rakhi for brothers. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is been considered as a dedicated occasion for celebrating wonderful bond of siblinghood with the brothers.
This unique festival is celebrated with loads of love and frolic in India.In addition to tie Rakhis on the wrist of dear brothers, savoring tempting and gourmet delicacies, exchange of exciting gift items are also been part of this festival. All these events cumulatively make the vibrant festival of Rakhi more joyful. Thus, Rakhi is the most awaited & exciting festival among sisters & brothers. This festival falls on Shravana Purnima i.e. Lunar day in the month of August.
This auspicious day starts with tying a colorful Rakhi thread around the wrist of brother by the sister. Religious thread of Rakhi is the knot of love and affection of a sister for her dearest brother. Brother understands & adores the real meaning of rakhi and by extending his broad wrist forward.
He pledges to protect her from all miseries & dangers under all circumstances. Sister performs religious puja and tilak ceremony by applying kumkum powder on the forehead of her brother. She also does Aarti & prays for her brother’s long life, good health & prosperity. In other words, Rakhi festival is synonym of pious love and cherished emotions shared amongst siblings.
Brothers and sisters staying all across the world indulge into joyful and happy moments of festivals by tying attractive Rakhi and exchange of impressive gifts. This festival actually unites the whole family by bringing all near & dear ones together. This occasion is considered as the perfect time to enjoy with all by gorging on sweet delicacies & finger-licking dishes.
This day is marked by showering of blessings by elders on their young ones in form of wonderful Rakhi gifts wrapped with heartfelt sentiments. All those sisters who stay away from their brother and can't meet their brothers on the festival, like to send Rakhi along with their heartily wishes via courier services or e-stores. Thus, long distances and physical barrier cannot spoil the essence of Raksha Bandhan. This wonderful festival successfully reunites people by transcending borders, castes & creed and religious differences.