The significance of Raksha Bandhan festival is huge in our country. It is celebrated no lesser than any other festival, as it is dedicated to the love of a sister and her brother. It holds immense importance in Hinduism. The name of the festival, Raksha Bandhan is made up of two words, Raksha (Protection) and Bandhan (Relation). On this day, a sister ties ‘Rakhi’ around her brother’s wrist while the brother undertakes an oath to protect his sister until death. He vows to stand by his sister through thick and thin. Sisters tying the sacred thread around the wrists of brothers is a symbol of attachment, meant to strengthen their bond of love.
In our country, Raksha Bandhan has been practised since ancient times. Indian history is overflowing with fables, where brothers are said to have come ahead to protect their sisters during any adversity. According to Times of India, a number of myths say the festival of Raksha Bandhan started when, in old times, queens sent ‘rakhi’ to their neighbours, symbolizing brotherhood. But now, the tradition has altered completely since, in the present era, sisters tie a Raksha Sutra around their brother’s wrists.
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