Hindu festivals are celebrations of togetherness, of being one family. Raksha Bandhan is one such festival. It is celebrated in the Hindu month of Shravan during the moon phase of Shukla (waxing moon) and on the purnima Thithi (full moon). In this article we present someninformation on the festival of Raksha Bandhan. Reference will be madento some incidents in the history of India to shed light on the origins and/or history of this auspicious festival. The article will then present a short discussion on the significance of this festival as well as the rituals performed on Raksha Bandhan.
The festival of Raksha Bandhan which means a knot of protection, came into existence some 6 000 years ago at the beginning of the Indus Valley civilization. There are several incidents in the history of India which are related to the festival of Raksha Bandhan. There is an incident from the medieval
For more information, grab your digital copy here (Issue 33).