Raksha Bandhan, or simply Rakhi in many parts of India and Nepal, is a Hindu religious and secular festival. Raksha bandhan means "bond of protection".
It is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar month of Shravana, which typically falls in Gregorian calendar month of August
Raksha Bandhan is an occasion to celebrate the sacred bond of love and affection between siblings with lots of verve.
Also known as Raksha Bandhan across the world, this festival is primarily a north Indian festival that is celebrated all brothers and sisters to express their deep emotions, love and affection.
On the day of Rakhi festival, the sister ties Rakhi on the wrist of her brother and both make prayer to God for the well being of each other. Sisters perform 'aarti' and put tilak on the forehead of her brother. In return,
brothers make promise to take care of his sister under all circumstances. Usually, brothers gift something to the sister to mark the occasion.
The mirth that surrounds the festival is unsurpassed. Amidst the merriment the rituals are also followed with great devotion.