Raksha Bandhan, bond of protection festival preparations start

 

Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs across India are preparing themselves for Raksha Bandhan, or the “bond of protection” festival, which falls this Saturday. The annual festival, also known as “Rakhi”, always falls on a full moon and symbolizes a sister’s love for her brother, and brother’s life-long vow to protect his sister.

On the day of the Raksha Bandhan, a sister ties a decorative thread called “rakhi” on the wrists of her brother; while in return, he gives her money, sweets, and other gifts

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