People Thronging Sweet Shops on ‘Rakhi Purnima’

Bhubaneswar : Since Early Morning people are thronging in to sweet shops in bhubaneswar. they are buying sweets to celebrate ‘Rakhya Bandhan’ with their near and dear ones.

Rakshabandhan represents the sacred bond shared between brothers and sisters, where one promises to protect the other. The festival, more popularly known as “Rakhi”, is celebrated all over the world and is not only limited to the Hindu community. People of all faiths celebrate it and it is one of the major festivals of India. The festival of Rakshabandhan falls on the day of Shravan Purnima i.e. the full moon day of the month of Shravana. This year, Rakshabandhan is on Sunday, 26th of August, 2018.

The word Rakshabandhan is composed of two Sanskrit words, Raksha and Bandhan. The word Raksha means “Protection” and Bandhan means “Bond”.

Therefore, the Sanskrit word Rakshabandhan means an affectionate bond of protection, the sweet relationship of trust between a protector and the protected.

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