Having already blogged about Shaansa and Devan’s civil wedding and Hindu wedding, it’s now time to say a little about their final wedding event. This took place on Raksha Bandhan day. Raksha Bandhan, also abbreviated to Rakhi Day, is the Hindu festival that celebrates the love and ties between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated on the full moon in the month of Sravana in the Hindu lunar calendar.
The word Raksha means protection, whilst Bandhan is the verb to tie. Traditionally, during the festival sisters tie a rakhi, a bracelet made of interwoven red and gold threads, around their brothers’ wrists to celebrate their relation.
During this final event of their wedding celebrations, Shaansa tied rakhi’s around the wrists of her brothers, and also bid them farewell as she set off with Deven to start her married life. Colours Photo and Film really enjoyed being the photographer and videographer of all this couple’s amazing events from South London to Wokefield Park in Berkshire.