We celebrate many festivals in India. Among all of these, Raksha Bandhan holds a special place in the heart of very Indian.
Raksha Bandhan stands for the love between brother and sister. It falls on the full moon day in the month of Shravan.
All over the country on this day, sister tie a thread on the wrists of their brothers. This thread, called a rakhi, is a symbol of their love.
The sister prays for the well-being of her brother. The brother promises to protect his sister. She offers him sweets. He gives her gift.
Years ago, Rani Karnavati of Chittod sent a rakhi to the Mughal king, Humayun. On receiving it Humayun marched with his army to protect Chittod.
In certain places, especially on the sea coasts, the day is also celebrated as NaraliPaurnima. Fishermen worship the sea by offering coconuts to the sea god. They spend the evening singing and dancing.
Raksha Bandhan is an affection of love towards brother from sister. This is one of my favourite festivals; I wake up early in the morning, and dress well.
My sister comes towards me with a wonderful rakhi, and ties it on my wrist, and gives me sweets.
Tying a thread (rakhi) on wrist make a strong bonding with each other (Brother and Sister). There is lot of importance given to this festival; all over India celebrate this festival with great joy.
Brother gives gifts to the sister, after tying rakhi. It is also consider that, on this day sister demands to his brother that I want this and that. This is all a kind of rituals, which is followed from olden days.