Raksha Bandhan – The Bond of Protection

Raksha Bandhan Festival

Raksha Bandhan is derived from two words ‘Raksha’ which means protection and ‘Bandhan’ meaning binding or bound. In Sanskrit, it translates to, “the bond of protection, obligation, or care”. It is recognized by many names like ‘Vish Trak’ – the destroyer of venom, ‘Punya Pradayak’- the best owner of boons and the ‘Pap Nashak’ – … Read more

Eid – History and Celebration

Eid

The festival of Eid or Eid ul-Fitr (also spelled as Id al-Fitr) is a religious holiday which commemorates the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting throughout Ramadan, all around the world. It is a very auspicious festival for Muslims and is considered a very important occasion in Islam.  Eid ul-Fitr, when translated directly, refers to … Read more