01, Sep 2018

Raksha Bandhan in sanskrit literally means “the tie or knot of protection”. It is an ancient hindu festival that ritually celebrates the love and duty between brothers and their sisters. The sister performs a Rakhi ceremony, then prays to express her love and her wish for the well being of her brother; in return, the brother ritually pledges to protect and take care of his sister under all circumstances. It is one of the several occasions in which family ties are affirmed in India.

Rakhi is basically a sacred thread of protection embellished with the love and affection of a sister for her brother and celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana in India. This frail thread of Rakhi is considered stronger than iron chains as it binds the most beautiful relationship in an inseparable bond of love and trust. Rakhi festival also has a social significance because it underlines the notion that everybody should live in harmonious coexistence with each other.

The festival of Rakhi has taken a broader significance worldwide as it spreads harmony and brings together the family members under one roof. Rakhi stands for the love between brothers and sisters, the bond of love that they have shared since their childhood. This festival holds immense significance in India. The custom of celebrating raksha bandhan started in ancestral period and even today people consider it a must to express their affection in traditional manner. Rakhi strengthens the bond of love between brothers and sisters.

To commemorate the festival, students from all grades participated in a Rakhi making competition. Colorful imaginations with a punch of creativity was seen in all magnificent creations by the students. All rakhis were displayed for all to see and were immensely appreciated by teacher sand everyone who saw them.