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Last Updated: September 27, 2012  255 views

Happy Raksha-Bandhan to all brothers and sisters

in: India

Raksha-Bandhan.JPGToday is Raksha-Bandhan or Rakhi, the festival which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. The festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her same. It has many historical evidences. Rani Karnavati of Chittor sent a rakhi to the Mughal Emperor Humayun when she was threatened by Bahadur Shah of Gujarat. Humayun abandoned an ongoing military campaign to ride to her rescue. The rakhi may also be tied on other special occasions to show solidarity and kinship (not necessarily only among brothers and sisters), as was done during the Indian independence movement and also during Indo-Pak wars in 1965 and 1971 when Indian women teid rakhi on the wrist of Indian soldiers.

Raksha Bandhan is not just about tying of a rakhi, or holy thread by the sister on the wrist of her brother it’s also a great occasion to shower your affection on your siblings.

Brothers and sisters are like bright flowers
They grow alongside to make the garden a beautiful one
Thinking of the wonderful time we have shared
and sending you all the love that make our bond a special one.

Happy Raksha-Bandhan