Bhubaneswar: Raksha Bandhan, the beautiful occasion that honours the deep bond of love between siblings, is being celebrated all over the country today, August 22.
The word Raksha Bandhan roughly gets translated to ‘protection’ and ‘bond’.
Rakhi’ symbolises the sacred thread of protection tied on the right wrists of brothers by sisters, traditionally.
Raksha Bandhan is an auspicious festival that occurs on a full moon day (Purnima) during the Sawan month, according to Hindu Panchang.
It is the vow to be there for each other, during dire circumstances, and ensure protection that forms the essence or signifies the Raksha Bandhan. Rakhi is a way to show respect, warmth, affection between siblings. It honours the sanctity of sibling love.