The festival of
finds its essence and
significance in the relationship shared between a brother and a sister. Like
any other Indian festival
is an occasion that joins families and loved ones together.
The celebration of rakhi is the celebration of togetherness and love. The
importance given to the sibling relationship is highlighted with the
festivities of raksha bandhan. It is the affection, admiration, love,
fondness and respect that is the meaning of rakhi festival. On the day of
Rakhi, brothers and sisters pray for each other's well-being and happiness.
The meaning of the word raksha bandhan is the 'a bond of protection' as
brothers pledge to protect their sisters from all harms and troubles and the
sister prays for the protection of her brother from all evil.
The festival of Rakhi falls on the Shravan Purnima (full moon day of
shravan month) that generally comes in the month of August. On this day the
sisters tie the rakhi thread on the brother's wrist and prays for their
well-being and the brothers promise to honor and protect their sisters in
thick and thin.