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2017 Raksha Bandhan Festival - Monday, 7 August, 2017

A brief History about Raksha Bandhan
As the legend says, story behind the celebration of this festival is about Yamuna, sister of Yama – the lord of Death, who used to tie Rakhi (a colourful thread decorated with beads and stars) to his brother on every Shravan Purnima. Yama was so impressed by the occasion that he declared that whoever got a Rakhi tied from his sister would become immortal. From that day onwards girls tie Rakhi on the wrists of their brothers wishing them a long life and brothers bestow their blessings by promising to take care of the sisters through thick and thin.

How Raksha Bandhan is celebrated
Rakshabandhan is an Indian festival. As the name suggests 'Raksha' means protection and 'bandhan' means bond. This festival is the symbol of love and affection between brothers and sisters. This festival is celebrated every year on the full-moon day (Shravan Poornima) of the Shravan month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar (usually it comes in the month of August) ( Read More )

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