Raksha Bandhan festival in India

@shivamani10 (11148)
Hyderabad, India
August 18, 2016 6:06am CST
The festival season has just been started. There will be flow of festival till the next year Pongal which falls on 13, 14, & 15 of Jan, 2017. Now, the festival is started with Raksha Bandhan. This is the festival celebrated throughout India. The festival marks the bonding between Brother and Sister. Sister ties Raksha Bandhan seeking his welfare and happiness throughout his life and the Brother assures his affection, love, care, and protection throughout her life. On the day of the festival, a turmeric root is placed in front of the deity and a prayer of the Goddess Lakshmi, Kali, and Durga is performed and Camphor light is shown to it. This turmeric root is tied to the hand of the brother. The turmeric is very sacred in Hindu Tradition. But, nowadays there are many varieties of Raksha Bandhans in various designs and colors are available in the market. These are purchased and are kept before the Goddess and ritual is performed.
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@ilocosboy (42090)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
Seems a good festival in your country, its only now I know turmeric is sacred in your country.
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@Corbin5 (127722)
• United States
18 Aug 16
I love reading about this festival. It really does bring closeness for brothers and sisters.