Bonding Mumbai

Monsoon and Brothers

Maharashtra

Maharashtra is a state in the western region of India. It is the second most populous state and third largest state by area in India. Maharashtra is the wealthiest state in India, contributing 15% of the country's industrial output and 13.3% of its GDP (2006–2007 figures).

Tingling Taste buds

Maharashtrian cuisine covers a range from being mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, bajri, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. Popular dishes include puran poli, ukdiche Modak, and batata wada.

Monsoon In Maharashtra

The annual showers are celebrated with great joy throughout the state with festivals such as Raksha Bandhan, Vinayak Chaturthi, Janmashtami, Naag Panchami etc.

Brothers with Rakhi

Raksha Bandhan, (the bond of protection) Hindu festival primarily observed in India, Mauritius, Pakistan and Nepal which celebrates the relationship between brothers (shaurya), cousins and sisters (shreya). The festival is observed by Hindus, Jains, and some Sikhs.

How Are Monsoon and Raksha Bandhan Related

The Rajput queens practised the custom of sending rakhi threads to neighbouring rulers as token of brotherhood. The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi by a sister on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her. The rain symbolizes the goodness that shower upon him. The festival falls on the full moon day during monsoon.

Celebrations

After the sister ties the Rakhi for her brother, the brother inturn has to gift her something in return.

Kids dance and play and enlighten the house.

Global Wonders: "Raksha Bandhan"

Bonding beyond Mumbai...

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in many other states including Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Odisha etc.

Orissa - It is celebrated as Gamha Purnima.

Gujarat & Goa - as Narali Purnima

Uttarakhand - as Jandhyam Purnima

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkand and Bihar - as Kajari Purnima.

West Bengal - Jhulan Purnima


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