New Delhi: Today, the nation celebrates Raksha Bandhan that tells the purity of Brother-Sister relationship. It is being celebrated on the full moon day of the month Shraavana.
Tying Rakhi is the most significant and important ritual associated with the celebration. Afterwards, the celebration continues with the distribution of sweets.
For many years, this day has been celebrated in India as a massive festival.
On this day the women wake up early in the morning and get ready for the prayers. After that, they carry a traditional vessel with rakhi (the sacred thread), lamps, sweets and saffron on it.
The rakhi will be tied on the right hand of the man after chanting the prayers, applying saffron on the forehead and performing aarti (a ceremony in which lights are lit and rotate around people or the idols). The man will take vows to protect and take care of the sister who tied rakhi on his hand. The ceremony ends only after presenting gifts to the sister.