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Today is Raksha Bandhan – August 2, 2012

Today – August 2, 2012 – is Raksha Bandhan, a very popular ritual in Hinduism which celebrates brother-sister relationship. 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, is observed on the full moon day (Purnima) in Shravan month.
‘Raksha’ means protection, and ‘Bandhan’ here means to tie. On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie Rakhi, a bracelet made of thread of different colors, on their brothers' wrist. When a girl or woman ties a Rakhi around the hand of a boy or man it means he will protect her from all dangers.
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