Definition of Raksha Bandhan in English:

Raksha Bandhan

noun

  • (in South Asia) a popular annual festival, usually in August, during which a girl or woman gives a cotton bracelet (rakhi) to a brother or someone she considers as one, who in turn treats her as a sister.

    • ‘It is doubtless possible, from a feminist perspective, to view raksha bandhan as another expression of patriarchal culture, however well-intentioned.’
    • ‘Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full-moon day in the month of Sravan.’

Pronunciation

Raksha Bandhan

/ˌrʌkʃɑː ˈbʌnd(ə)n/