Hindu Women Honor their Brothers

August 3, 2001

Source: Newsday

On August 3, 2001, Newsday reported on Rakhi Day. "Rakhi Day, formerly known as Raksha Bandhan, is a Hindu ritual created especially for sisters to honor their brothers. But through the years, the tradition expanded to include men and women who share a bond, even if they're not related...Though customs and rituals associated with Raksha Bandhan differ from region to region, the celebration of the brother-sister bond catches the same fervor in almost every Indian home."