Nevada (US), Aug 1 (ANI): Noted Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has sent greetings to Hindu communities world over on upcoming Raksha Bandhan festival, which falls on August 24 this year.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on this festival; when sisters tie a sacramental thread on the wrist of their brothers; wishing happiness, peace, love and joy to all the Hindus.
Rajan Zed urged Hindus to try to do some charity on this day as charity was a duty in Hinduism.
Raksha Bandhan festival, whose legends go as far back as Indra (first among the Vedic deities), is a celebration of sacred bond of love between a brother and a sister. It is held on the full-moon day in the month of Shravan. "Raksha" means "protection" and "Bandhan" means "bond".
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksha (liberation) is its ultimate goal. (ANI)