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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Raksha Bandhan

Wish You A Very Happy Raksha Bandhan

Sravani is an anciant vedic festival traditionally associated with the Brahmins on which day they change their sacred thread (Jandhyam). Both Raksha Bhandan and sravani are celebrated on the full moon day of Shravan (August).  Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a Hindu festival, which celebrates the relation ship between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated on the full moon of the month of Shravana and in 2012, it falls on August 2. The festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi on holy thread by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her. The brother and sister traditionally feed each other sweets. It is still celebrated today, and the brother and sister have to treat each other well for the day. 

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