The Indian holiday of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full-moon day of August. The name Raksha Bandhan is Sanskrit for “a bond of protection.” In India, the custom is for women to tie rakhis—bracelets woven from thread—on men’s wrists to symbolize a brother-sister bond.
On the Siddha Yoga path, Raksha Bandhan is a time to honor the bond of love and protection between the Guru and disciple. It is also an occasion for Siddha Yogis and new seekers to acknowledge the bond they share with one another.
*In India Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on Thursday, August 15, 2019.