Raksha bandhan in Hindi means ‘The Bond of Protection’. It is a festival celebrated by the Hindus and Sikhs all over India. Rakhi is the sacred thread that sisters tie on the wrists of their brothers. The tying of the sacred thread gives the brother a lifelong responsibility to protect his sister. This also represents the sister’s love and prayers for the well being of her brother. This is a very important festival from a Hindu’s point of view as this lays the basis for a happy and sustainable bond in the family.