Raksha Bandhan is the auspicious Indian festival which celebrates the beautiful bond between brothers and sisters. This Indian festival is immensely important in various parts of the country as well as for Indians all over the world and internet giant Facebook took this beautiful occasion to connect with their Indian fans by wishing them Happy Raksha Bandhan. Facebook wished all its users on the occasion of Rakhi 2017 with a heartfelt message that spoke about the sacred thread that connects and celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. The Happy Raksha Bandhan wishes the picture showed a caricature of the sister tying rakhi while the brother held on to the gift. Best Raksha Bandhan Songs: List of Bollywood Rakhi Festival Songs in Hindi to Wish Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017. Also Read - After Failing to Fulfil Promise of Gifting a Bicycle to His Sister, Kanpur Man Jumps In Front of Moving Train

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival where in the sisters traditionally tie a sacred thread on their brothers’ wrist and the brothers in turn promise to protect them and keep them away from any dangers. The Rakhi tying ceremony takes place at a shubh muhurat that is decided based on the Hindu calendar and auspicious timings. Raksha Bandhan 2017 is especially more auspicious as also falls on the immensely sacred day of Shravan Purnima which is coincidently the day of lunar eclipse this year. It is customary for the brothers to give sisters gifts in return of the sacred thread that they tie and the tradition of Rakhi has great significance in the northern and central states of India. Raksha Bandhan 2017 Date in India with Chandra Grahan Timings: Shubh Muhurat to Tie Rakhi with Puja Vidhi During Lunar Eclipse on Shravan Purnima. Also Read - Raksha Bandhan 2020: This Hyderabad Shop Sells ‘Corona Rakhi’ Made Of Cow Dung, Becomes Huge Hit

Facebook has always made it a point to wish users on such important festivals and had celebrated the holy month of Ramadan with a specially designed image as well. The Happy Raksha Bandhan message by Facebook reads, “today we celebrate the bonds between brothers and sisters, and the sacred thread that connects us all.” the image is a unique cartoon of a girl tying rakhi to a boy with an aarti plate ahead of her and Facebook gives the option of sharing this picture to wish your friends a Happy Raksha Bandhan. This beautiful move by Facebook is clearly an excellent way to make its users feel special and wish their friends and family a Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017. (Edited By: Aishwarya Krishnan) Also Read - Bizarre! People of This UP Village Are Scared of 'Rakhi', Haven't Celebrated Raksha Bandhan Since 1955; Here's Why