Bandhan festival is a day to celebrate the sacred bond between a brother
and a sister in the most beautiful and traditional manner. This festival
is celebrated with high spirit by brothers and sisters around the world
as on this auspicious day siblings renew the bond of love between them.
Sisters tie Rakhi on the wrist of their brothers and in return they
promise to protect their sisters sister from all hardships and troubles
Rakhi festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of
Shravana as per the Hindu calendar. This corresponds to the month of
July - August according to Gregorian calendar. This year, Raksha Bandhan
will be celebrated on August 5.
Since ancestral period, rakhi festival is being celebrated and its
popularity is continuously increasing with every passing year. This
sacred festival spells its magic on brothers and sisters of all age
groups. Even if they are distances apart, all brothers and sisters feel
the urge to be close to each other.
Rituals followed by a sister on Rakhi
This is a festival in which sisters apply tilak on the brother's
forehead, take his aarti and tie a rakhi on his wrist. They also pray
for the safety of their brother from all dangers and adversities in
life. Brothers also feel proud to have such sisters who love them so
much. They also make a promise to protect their sisters and support them
in every phase of life. The exchange of such lovable feeling strengthens
the bond between them and builds an inseparable bond between them.
Raksha Bandhan also calls for a day of celebrations. On this day,
brothers pampers their sisters with attractive gifts and cash. Sisters
also express their deep love towards their brothers by showering
presents on them. They cook delicious dishes and the traditional finger
licking kheer for them. Those staying far away send and receive rakhi
gifts with the help of courier, posts and Internet facilities. Rakhi is
a moment to express gratitude towards your siblings and make them
realize how much precious they are.
People start preparing for rakhee festival in advance as they wish to
send Rakhi and Rakhi gifts on time. About a month before Raksha Bandhan
festival, brothers and sisters start hunting for the best Rakhi Gifts
for their siblings.