Can Some Body tell me about the importance of RAKSHABANDHAN?

India
August 24, 2010 4:10am CST
What is the importance of the festival, how it orignated, and since when it is practice, Is the festival is celebrated only in Maharashtra or other parts of India too? Please let me know whateever is required to know about it.
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@shibham (17025)
• India
24 Aug 10
By the knot of the rakhi, the brother is bound to protect his sister from any evil or problem. Raksha means to protect.
• India
24 Aug 10
shibham i just learned from a friend of mine that, sister is supposed to protect brother according to the hindu mythology, just opposite to what u are thinking, please check it with your friends or parents, i dont know the exact story, but it is somewhat like that.
@shibham (17025)
• India
25 Aug 10
please follow this link and hope this will help u a lot... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raksha_Bandhan
@Sreekala (18782)
• India
26 Aug 10
Hello kartik, Shibam has provided the link, which is giving the details. I think in South, especially in Kerala people are not celebrating this festival. In north it is an important festival.
@shibham (17025)
• India
24 Aug 10
By the knot of the rakhi, the brother is bound to protect his sister from any evil or problem. Raksha means to protect.