In Sanskrit, Raksha means Protection and Bandhan means bond. Raksha Bandhan is a festival that marks the significance of relationship between brother and sister. On Raksha Bandhan day sister tie rakhi (silken holy thread) on the wrist of her brother. In return brother provide gifts and also promise to protect her.
Raksha Bandhan is a annual festival celebrated on fullmoon (Purnima) day of the Hindu month Sravana (Sawan). In 2017 Raksha Bandhan is on Monday, 7th of August.
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