Raksha Bandhan Sweets
Raksha Bandhan, often simply referred to as Rakhi, is a significant Hindu festival celebrated in India and among the Indian diaspora around the world. The festival is dedicated to the special bond between brothers and sisters. The term “Raksha Bandhan” translates to “the bond of protection.” It typically falls on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana, which usually corresponds to August on the Gregorian calendar. This time it falls on August 30, 2023.
Meaning and Significance:
Raksha Bandhan celebrates the loving and protective relationship between brothers and sisters. On this day, sisters tie a sacred thread called a “rakhi” around their brothers’ wrists. This thread symbolizes the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being, and in return, the brother pledges to protect and support his sister throughout her life.
As for Raksha Bandhan sweets, here is my signature list of the top Sweet Recipes for this day.
Another one of my favorite Raksha Bandhan sweets is Rasmalai. Rasgulla, or sweetened paneer balls, are used to make this traditional Bengali dish. They are steeped in sweetened, thickened milk that has been flavored with saffron and cardamom.