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Happy Rakshabandhan!

Adda247 wishes all the readers a very happy Rakshabandhan. The festival is a celebration of sibling bonding. Rakshabandhan is a very special day for all the brothers and sisters. Rakshabandhan is also known as Rakhi Purnima as it is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Shravan.

On this day, Hindu families come together to celebrate the special bond between brother and sister. Every sister ties Rakhi on the wrist of their brothers. Usually, sisters keep fast until they tie the Rakhi on their brother’s wrist and do ‘Arti’. Sisters put ‘Tilak’ on the forehead of brothers and offer them sweets. The brothers give gifts to their sisters along with a promise to take care of them and protect them from all the evils throughout their life. The festival promotes love and respect among brothers and sisters.  Hindus all over the world celebrate the day with festive cheerfulness and pious feelings.

There is a monumental reference to Rakshabandan in the mythological context of Hindus. In Mahabharata, there is a reference to Draupadi tying Rakhi on the forefinger of Lord Krishna when he hurt himself with the Sudarshan Chakra. As Draupadi tried to heal him when he was hurt, Lord Krishna felt love, respect and admiration for Draupadi, and promised to protect her whenever she is in need. Ultimately, when Draupadi was dishonoured in the Court of Kauravas after her husband lost her in the game of dice, Lord Krishna saved and protected her dignity.

To celebrate Rakshabandan, married women visit their maternal house or brothers visit their sister’s house. Mostly, brothers and sisters try to meet, greet and celebrate this day together. Gifts are exchanged and delicious cuisines are relished as a part of the celebration. In case, brothers and sisters are unable to be with each other on Rakshabandhan; the sisters send Rakhi, gifts and sweets to their brothers by other means like postal service. The brothers also send their sisters gifts.

Rakshabandhan is one such festival, where love and mutual respect between siblings are celebrated. Adda247 wishes all brothers and sisters a very cheerful, delighted and blessed Rakshabandhan.

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