Raksha Bandhan the festival of joy, happiness, and true eternal bond is celebrated to bring out the color of love, care, and understanding between brother and sister. It is a day that rejoices the presence of true relationships on earth. (Raksha Bandhan Wishes Quotes To Make The Festival More Memorable)
Rakhi is a special occasion that reminds me of my brother and the lovely time we have spent. This day is celebrated each year on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana, which typically falls in August. And this year it falls on 3rd August 2020.
Raksha means Defence, protection, care, and Bandhan means unity, togetherness. So, it is a festival that celebrates the unity of the bond between a brother and sister, where a sister ties a band thread on the wrist of his brother known as Rakhi.
The bond of protection, care, or obligation is what this day celebrates. It is known by different names in different places. Some address this day as Saluno, Silono, and Rakhi. The brothers mark as a symbol of potential stewards of the security of their sister. The festival also celebrated beyond blood relatives between a transformed tradition of voluntary kin relations, achieved through the tying of rakhi amulets, which have cut across caste and class lines, and Hindu and Muslim divisions.
On this day girls dress in the best dress out and organize a prayer thali and tie a rakhi onto the brother’s wrist by blessing him and in return, the brother shares a gift with her sister. The married women visit her maternal house and celebrate the day with her brother. The day is followed by lots and lots of enjoyment and togetherness.