Raksha Bandhan is one of the most popular festivals in
which celebrate sister-brother relationship. Raksha Bandhan 2013 date is on August 21 in most calendars. Some regions will be observing it on August 20, 2013 (especially in western parts of India). On this day, the sister ties ‘Rakhi’ on her brother and who pledge to protect her from any danger. Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi Festival, falls on the full moon day in Shravan month (Shravan Purnima). The festival is also known as Narial Poornima in India Maharashtra
Earlier, Raksha Bandhan was mainly celebrated in
North India. Today, the ritual is observed in all parts of . The simple threads of Rakhi symbolize the sacred love of brother and sister. India
There are several reasons for celebrating Raksha Bandhan and it is a mixture of both religion and social custom.
Sadly Raksha Bandhan has lost its significance and has narrowed down to mere showiness and is today largely exploited by businessmen and politicians. The business angle is more evident on the Internet.