The auspicious festival commemorating the celebrated relation between a brother and a sister, Rakshabandhan is tomorrow, August 10, 2014.
The vow given by a brother to his sister is celebrated by a sacred thread that a girl ties around her brother’s wrist, receiving gifts and money in return.
The festival falls on the full moon day (Shravan Poornima) of the Shravan month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar.
One of the famous legends concerns Rani Karnavati of Chittor who when realised could not defend her kingdom against attack by the king of Gujarat Bahadur Shah sent a Rakhi to Humayun who was busy in his own campaigns, but on receiving the sacred thread he immediately rushed to Chittor to honour the solemn bond.
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All cities across India and abroad are flooded with ‘Rakhis’ and the corresponding gifts, chocolates to add the color and happiness of the festival.
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The markets are busy with people from all walks of life selecting the best for their brothers and sisters. Now a days all sorts and all ranges of Rakhis are available on the market for the people to buy.
Childrens tying Rakhi to Indian PM Modi.
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Though the most preferred ones are those that have been going from ages people even buy certain unique and very expensive ones.
In the current era when there is so much exploitation of women going on, a brother’s duty increases to protect his sister from every odd and make sure that she is happy and content. The festival symbolises just that and much more.
The festival is celebrated with much happiness that shall be spread throughout the country tomorrow morning.