Raksha Bandhan is a festive occasion that falls on the full moon day and is celebrated by Hindus, almost throughout India.

In recent times, rakhis have gone from traditional red threads to fancy ribbons with intricate designs and carvings that sometimes even constitute semi-precious to precious stones.

While the sister ties the thread, the brother pledges to protect his sisters' honour and offers some cash or other gifts to her.

Consequently, the markets register brisk sales during this period.

The origin of Raksha Bandhan is said to date back several centuries to the era of an upper caste Hindu queen Rani Roopmati who in the course of a battle sent a rakhi thread to Mughal ruler Humayun, requesting protection from the enemy.


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