Today is Raksha Bandhan. The festival to celebrate chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister by tying a holy thread around the wrist called Rakhi. It is a bond of protection which signifies that a brother must protect his sister .
The ritual is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravan, on which sisters tie the sacred Rakhi string on their brothers' right wrists, and pray for their long life. Rakhis are ideally made of silk with gold and silver threads, beautifully crafted embroidered sequins, and studded with semi precious stones.
Greetings to all Indians celebrating this festival in India and other corners of the world.
India Post issued a variety of special envelopes for the festival of Raksha Bandhan.