Raksha Bandhan’ is a famous festival of Hindus. It is also called the festival of ‘Rakhi’. It falls on Purnima or full moon day in the month of Shravan according to Hindu Calendar. It is celebrated across all over India.
‘Raksha’ means protection and ‘Bandhan’ means bound. Thus ‘Raksha Bandhan’ means the ‘Bond of Protection’. On this day, Sisters tie a special band on their brothers’ wrist as a mark of affection. This thread is called the ‘Rakhi’. The brothers in return takes a lifelong vow to protect their sisters. On the day of Raksha Bandhan, brothers and sisters reaffirm their pious bonds of affection.