Definition of Raksha Bandhan in English:

Raksha Bandhan

Line breaks: Rak¦sha Ban|dhan
Pronunciation: /ˌrʌkʃɑː ˈbʌnd(ə)n


(In South Asia) a popular annual festival, usually in August, during which a girl or woman gives a cotton bracelet (rakhi) to a brother or someone she considers as one, who in turn treats her as a sister.
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  • It is doubtless possible, from a feminist perspective, to view raksha bandhan as another expression of patriarchal culture, however well-intentioned.
  • Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full-moon day in the month of Sravan.

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