The Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan is one of the most well-known in India. This celebration takes place on the day of the full moon in July or August, according to the lunar calendar. The brothers swear to protect their sisters from anything or any bad on this special day. Even cousins and brothers can speak their duty to look for their sisters. The sisters worship their brothers and then wrap a band around their wrists to secure the pledge, receiving a gift from their brothers in return.
Rakhi represents love and peace, however, if we look at Hindu mythology, we can see that rakhi isn’t just for brothers and sisters. Lord Indra engaged in a terrible battle with a mighty demonic king Bali, according to the account of Lord Indra Dev and Sachi. Because Lord Indra’s life was threatened, his wife Sachi tied a pious around his waist. Thus, thread tying became a practice for married couples in ancient times, but it has now expanded beyond brothers and sisters to include all types of relationships.
People from many walks of life participate in the festival, including Hindus and non-Hindus. As a result, it has been given a new name. Raksha Bandhan, for example, is known as Avani Avatar in South India. It’s known as Kajari Purnima in some areas.
Several days before the event, people will usually jump with joy and eagerness to celebrate. Beautifully colored Rakhis abound in the markets. It’s now a thriving business. Rakhis are often the sole source of income for many merchants. The markets will adorn in all their beauty, like a bride. Rakhi comes in a wide range of prices, from cheap to costly.
The sisters purchase rakhis and tie them around their brothers’ wrists, as well as roll and rice on their foreheads. They need for their brothers’ wealth and long lives, and in exchange, brothers promise to defend and guard their sisters throughout any problem. The Raksha Bandhan holiday is a way for all families to get together. On this day, tasty cuisine, sweets, and other treats will be prepared. Family members will exchange gifts with well-wishers and relatives, as well as discuss their life events.
Married women in some cultures, mainly in Rajasthan, bind rakhis on their husbands to request protection from any evil. Sisters are now tying rakhis to each other. Still, the festival’s mood remains the same.
Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu holiday that celebrates global brotherhood and immortalizes Indian culture. Rakhi, a festival that spans caste, creed, and religion and found on religious values.