August 26 is Raksha Bandhan symbolizes sibling love. On this day, a sister ties a sacred thread, called Rakhi, on her brother's wrist and prays for his long life. Brothers, in turn, promise to protect their sisters. Raksha Bandhan commemorates the bond of love between a brother and sister. Raksha Bandhan literally translates to the 'bond of protection.' To celebrate this festival, brothers and sisters meet and exchange wishes. Sisters then tie a rakhi on their brothers' wrists, and an exchange of gifts usually takes place. Those who cannot meet exchange wishes over the phone and on the Internet. Here are some Raksha Bandhan messages, greetings, wishes, images, quotes, SMS, Whatsapp messages, Facebook greetings that you can send to your sibling and make the day special for them:
Raksha Bandhan Messages To Send To Your Brother:
Thank you for being the pillar of my strength always. I am blessed to have you as my brother. Happy Raksha Bandhan!
I must have done something right that God blessed me with a brother like you. Happy Rakhi, bhai!
I pray for your happiness and long life, dear brother. May no evil touch you.
Sending prayers and my best wishes. Happy Raksha Bandhan.
I could not be physically be there with you to tie rakhi, but I am sending my wishes and love. Will see you super soon. Happy Rakhi!
Raskah Bandhan Messages To Send To Your Sister:
Dear sister, you are strong and bright and can take of yourself, I know. But I have to tell you, I will always be there for you whenever you need me. Happy Raksha Bandhan.
Having a sister is like you is having a best friend! Here's to making more memories together. Happy Raksha Bandhan!
To my childhood bully, my soul sister, my protector and my best friend! What would have I done without you! Have a Happy Raksha Bandhan!
This sacred thread you tie on my everywhere, reminds me of you all the time and fills me up with more love for you. You are the best sister in the world!
Happy Raksha Bandhan!
Dear sister, I promise to always protect you and have your back no matter what. Happy Raksha Bandhan!
The festival is celebrated all across India following various traditions of the region.
In Maharashtra, the festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated along with Narali Poornima (coconut day festival). Kolis are the fishermen community of the coastal state. The fishermen offer prayers to Lord Varuna, the Hindu god of Sea, to invoke his blessings. As part of the rituals, coconuts were thrown into the sea as offerings to Lord Varuna. The girls and women tie rakhi on their brother's wrist, as elsewhere.
In Haryana, in addition to celebrating Raksha Bandhan, people observe the festival of Salono. Salono is celebrated by priests solemnly tying amulets against evil on people's wrists. As elsewhere, sisters tie threads on brothers with prayers for their well being, and the brothers give her gifts promising to safeguard her.
Happy Raksha Bandhan, everyone!