Rakhi Pournami

Raksha Bandhan, often referred to as Rakhi is a Hindu festival celebrated in India and by Indian communities around the world. It typicallyRaksha Bandhan 2023: Festival Date, History, Significance, Celebration -  बड़ी सोच falls on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Shravana, which usually corresponds to August on the Gregorian calendar. The term “Raksha Bandhan” translates to “the bond of protection.”

“Rakhi,” a decorative thread or bracelet that a sister ties around her brother’s wrist. This rakhi symbolizes the sister’s love, care, and prayers for her brother’s well-being and protection.

Rakhi is not just a thread but a symbol of the emotional bond between siblings. It signifies the unconditional love and support siblings have for each other, reinforcing family ties.

Raksha Bandhan promotes harmony and respect between genders. It’s a day when brothers pledge to protect and respect the rights and dignity of their sisters.

The Hindu Council of Australia is organising a community event or awareness campaign around Raksha Bandhan to highlight the importance of safety and protection.

Involving community members, including children, to tie rakhis to local emergency service workers, such as police officers, firefighters, and paramedics.

Raksha Bandhan celebration in Holland Park - South BrisbaneThis gesture can convey gratitude and appreciation for their dedicated service. We have celebrated with emergency services in other states/cities in Australia and are planning to do the same here in Northern Territory / Darwin this year.

This can strengthen the bond between community members and those who work tirelessly to protect and serve them.

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