Rakshabandhan is an Indian festival when a sister ties a beaded thread (Rakhi) on her brother’s wrist with a promise that he will always be there for her.
Raksha = Protection
Bandhan = Bond
Rakshabandhan = Bond of Protection
Since the festival of Rakshabandhan symbolizes trust,security,protection and love, it just does not limit to a brother-sister event….infact it is said that any loved one whom you consider will be there for you ,to stand up for and besides you can be tied a rakhi. It can well be your father,husband,friend,Mother or your sister too. Having said that, I wish if only tying a Rakhi could diminish the communal differences amongst us…Amen!!