- Raksha Bandhan is the festival of tying the protective amulet and celebrates the love between a brother and sister. It falls on the day preceding the full moon night in the month of Shravana (July/August). Sisters tie a rakhi on the wrists of their brothers and pray for their long and healthy life. The brothers on their part pledge to protect their sisters against any danger.Raksha literally means 'protective' and bandhan means 'binding'.
The celebration of rakhi is the celebration of togetherness and love. The importance given to the sibling relationship is highlighted with the celebration of the festival 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.
Enjoy Rakhi on August 2, 2012, Thursday
Feasted with the love and enamor with care, every soul is ready to celebrate the sacred festival of raksha bandhan on 2nd August, 2012. The day which has become the cynosure of brotherhood, is celebrated around the world, with the rays of love and affection blooming in it. Rakhi festival is not only a ceremony of tying rakhi but it has moreover transited into the trust and love which a girl ties on her brother's wrist and hope that this hand will always hold her in every ups and downs of life.
As per the Hindu calendar rakhi festival falls on the shravan purnima(full moon day), which corresponds to the month of July-August as per the English calendar. The day is being celebrated as per the Indian calendar, which changes every year, hence the festival also falls on the different dates of the English calendar. So all brothers be ready to stand on the threshold of festive moments and see your sister beaming with joy when you surprise her with amazing gifts.