Raksha Bandhan

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February 18, 2013Culture of IndiaNo comments

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a Hindu festival primarily observed in IndiaMauritius and Nepal, which celebrates the relationship between brothers (shaurya), cousins and sisters(shreya). It is also called Rakhi Purnima in most of India. The festival is observed by Hindus, and some Sikhs. 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.

Official name Raksha Bandhan
Also called Rakhi
Observed by Hindus, Sikhs
Date Purnima (full moon) ofShraavana
2012 date 2 August
Related to Sibling
Friendship


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