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Raksha Bandhan

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

Background

Raksha Bandhan, (the bond of protection) or Rakhi is a Hindu festival primarily observed in IndiaMauritius and Nepal & some parts of Pakistan, which celebrates the relationship between brothers (shaurya), and sisters(shreya) The festival is observed by Hindus, and some Sikhs.

Raksha Bandhan’s historical associations

The Rajput queens practised the custom of sending rakhi threads to neighboring rulers as token of brotherhood.

One Islamic Scholar believes that Raksha Bandhan grew in popularity after Rani Karnavati, the widowed queen of Chittor, sent a rakhi to the Mughal emperor Humayun when she required his help.

 

Raksha Bandhan 2017

Mon, 7 August 2017



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