123ArticleOnline.com: Luther Kinghttp://www.123articleonline.com/rss/author/25413/luther-kingArticles written by Luther King from 123ArticleOnline.comen-usCopyright (c) 123ArticleOnline.com All rights reserved. Raksha Bandhan: The Festival of Emotion and Gifts http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/877265/raksha-bandhan-the-festival-of-emotion-and-gifts The first known reference to the festival of Raksha Bandhan is found in the Hindu scripture Vishnu Purana, whose composition dates back to AD 320. The scripture contains a prayer which Lord Krishna's mother Yasoda recites while tying a holy thread on his wrist. This denotes the long standing significance of the holy festival of Raksha Bandhan, a festival that celebrates the love between a sister and her brother. The Brother-Sister bond of Raksha Bandhan http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/877263/the-brother-sister-bond-of-raksha-bandhan Raksha Bandhan, or Rakhi, is an ancient traditional Hindu festival, celebrated in India, Mauritius, and some parts of Nepal. It is the festival that signified the deep bond of brothers and sisters. The essence of the festival is sisters praying for the long life and prosperity of their brothers, while brothers vowing to protect and honour their sisters throughout their lives. It sanctifies the bonds between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated on the full moon of the Shravan month of the Hindu calendar. The Festival of Rakhi - The history goes ..... http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/877266/the-festival-of-rakhi-the-history-goes Celebrated since the last two millenniums, Raksha Bandhan is a festival that signifies as well as celebrates the deep and beautiful relationship between a brother and sister. Celebrated mostly in India, Nepal, Mauritius as well as some parts of Bangladesh, Raksha Bandhan falls on the full moon night of the month of Shravan, a month in the Hindu lunisolar calendar.