Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan)
Celebrating Rakhi Festival
: Sibling Bondings
Rituals of Rakhi
TIe Rakhis to Brothers as wishes, Brothers Vow To Protect Them
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) is a festival for siblings. Sisters tie 'rakhis' (blessed threads) on the wrists of their brothers on full moon day. This is to defend them from harm and bestow good luck in the coming year. In return of these good wishes, brothers at hand their sisters with gifts. Rakhi is also the time when few people worship the Lord of the rains, Varuna.