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Raksha Bandhan in [[Sanskrit]] literally means "the tie or knot of protection".<ref name=sp>Sue Penney (2007), Hinduism, Heinemann Library, ISBN 978-1432903145, page 33</ref> It is an ancient Hindu festival that ritually celebrates the love and duty between brothers and their sisters.<ref name=rbht>[http://www.hinduismtoday.com/blogs-news/hindu-press-international/raksha-bandhan-being-celebrated-across-india/13070.html Raksha Bandhan] Hinduism Today (August 2013)</ref><ref>Gnanambal, K. (2008), Festivals on an All India Basis, Festivals In Indian Society, pp 65</ref> The sister performs a ''Rakhi'' ceremony, then prays to express her love and her wish for the well being of her brother; in return, the brother ritually pledges to protect and take care of his sister under all circumstances. It is one of the several occasions in which family ties are affirmed in India.<ref name=eoh>J Gordon Melton (Editor), Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays Festivals Solemn Observances and Spiritual Commemorations, ISBN 978-1598842067; pp 733-734</ref>
 
Raksha Bandhan in [[Sanskrit]] literally means "the tie or knot of protection".<ref name=sp>Sue Penney (2007), Hinduism, Heinemann Library, ISBN 978-1432903145, page 33</ref> It is an ancient Hindu festival that ritually celebrates the love and duty between brothers and their sisters.<ref name=rbht>[http://www.hinduismtoday.com/blogs-news/hindu-press-international/raksha-bandhan-being-celebrated-across-india/13070.html Raksha Bandhan] Hinduism Today (August 2013)</ref><ref>Gnanambal, K. (2008), Festivals on an All India Basis, Festivals In Indian Society, pp 65</ref> The sister performs a ''Rakhi'' ceremony, then prays to express her love and her wish for the well being of her brother; in return, the brother ritually pledges to protect and take care of his sister under all circumstances. It is one of the several occasions in which family ties are affirmed in India.<ref name=eoh>J Gordon Melton (Editor), Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays Festivals Solemn Observances and Spiritual Commemorations, ISBN 978-1598842067; pp 733-734</ref>
   
The festival is also an occasion to celebrate brother-sister like family ties between cousins or distant family members,<ref name="ref74param">{{Citation | title=Folens religious education | author=Christine Moorcroft | publisher=Folens Limited, 1995 | isbn=978-1-85276-397-8 | url=http://books.google.com/books?id=yg-OXEpbWYcC | quote=''... sisters tie to their brothers' or male cousins' wrists ...'' | date=1995-03-31 | accessdate=2011-08-16}}</ref> sometimes between biologically unrelated men and women.<ref name="ref63hulul">{{Citation | title=The cyclopaedia of India and of eastern and southern Asia, Volume 2 | author=Edward Balfour | publisher=B. Quaritch, 1885 | isbn= | url=http://books.google.com/books?id=yvNWAAAAMAAJ | quote=''... Muh-Bola-Bhai. Hind. An adopted brother ... Brother-making; Rakhi ...'' | year=1885 | accessdate=2011-08-16}}</ref> To many, the festival transcends biological family, brings together men and women across religions, diverse ethnic groups and ritually emphasizes harmony and love. It is observed in the Hindu calendar month of [[Shraavana|Śrāvaṇa]], and typically falls in August every year.<ref name=eoh/><ref name=rbht/><ref>Arora, P. (1986), Hindu festivals of India, The Journal of Popular Culture, 20(2), pp 175-182</ref>
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The festival is also an occasion to celebrate brother-sister like family ties between cousins or distant family members,<ref name="ref74param">{{Citation | title=Folens religious education | author=Christine Moorcroft | publisher=Folens Limited, 1995 | isbn=978-1-85276-397-8 | url=http://books.google.com/books?id=yg-OXEpbWYcC | quote=''... sisters tie to their brothers' or male cousins' wrists ...'' | date=1995-03-31 | accessdate=2011-08-16}}</ref> sometimes between biologically unrelated men and women.<ref name="ref63hulul">{{Citation | title=The cyclopaedia of India and of eastern and southern Asia, Volume 2 | author=Edward Balfour | publisher=B. Quaritch, 1885 | isbn= | url=http://books.google.com/books?id=yvNWAAAAMAAJ | quote=''... Muh-Bola-Bhai. Hind. An adopted brother ... Brother-making; Rakhi ...'' | year=1885 | accessdate=2011-08-16}}</ref> To many, the festival transcends biological family, brings together men and women across religions, diverse ethnic groups and ritually emphasizes harmony and love. It is observed in the Hindu calendar month of [[Shraavana|Śrāvaṇa]], and typically falls in August every year.<ref name=eoh/><ref name=rbht/><ref>Arora, P. (1986), Hindu festivals of India, The Journal of Popular Culture, 20(2), pp 175-182</ref> makki chot mein bulla ghusuda
   
 
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==Description and rituals==
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