A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of Raksha Bandhan.
Google defines the term ‘Raksha Bandhan’ to be “(in South Asia) a popular annual festival, usually in August, during which a girl or woman gives a cotton bracelet (rakhi) to a brother or someone she considers as one, who in turn treats her as a sister.”
Wikipedia further states that Raksha Bandhan is “a popular and traditionally Hindu annual rite or ceremony that is central to a festival of the same name celebrated in the Indian Subcontinent.”
Today, Raksha Bandhan is a festival popular and more specific to North India where it is celebrated with great gusto. Raksha Bandhan is observed every year on the 30th of August.
According to Hindu tradition, this festival originated when Goddess Lakshmi tied a rakhi to King Bali to make him her brother. Today, men give gifts to the women who tie them rakhis and commemorate their brother-sister relationship.