07 August 2017

Greetings on Rakshabandhan

Happy Raksha Bandhan

On 15th July 2017 India Post released special covers on Raksha Bandhan. These covers were released by all the postal circles of India Post.

Raksha Bandhan  is a Hindu festival, celebrated in many parts of the Indian subcontinent, notably India and Nepal. Raksha bandhan means "bond of protection". It is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar month of Shravana, which typically falls in Gregorian calendar month of August.

The festival celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. On Raksha Bandhan, a sister ties a rakhi (sacred thread) on her brother's wrist with a prayer for his prosperity and happiness. This symbolizes the sister's love. The brother gives her a token gift and a promise to protect her.

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