Category Archives: Festivals

India has a rich cultural heritage and is home to people from diverse religions. It is described as a land of many religions and innumerable languages, and is known to be a land of festivals as well. Some festivals are observed throughout the country; others have specific regional associations. India celebrates festivals of almost all the faiths in the world with great spirit and devotion. The traditions and celebrations of the same festival also vary from one region to another.

Indian Festival of Raksha Bandhan

The sacred thread of love and a bond of protection.

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is an ancient Hindu festival that ritually celebrates the affectionate bond between brothers and sisters. It is also called Rakhi Purnima, or simply Rakhi (sacred thread of love). ‘Raksha’ means protection and ‘Bandhan’ means a bond (a bond of protection).