Years ago, my darling daughter and I frequently visited an ashram in Upstate New York, and of all the celebrations, we enjoyed Rakhi Day the most.
On Rakhi Day, which is celebrated on the full moon in August, it’s customary for sisters to gift their brothers with a raksha bandam, a knotted thread tied around the wrist, as a symbol of love and protection shared and exchanged. That’s my simple understanding; check out Wikipedia for a more extensive explanation.
Here is a virtual rakhi, the actual one made by my daughter, wishing all of you a year filled with Love, Peace, Protection, Light, and general goodwill. Especially you, Ajay!
Now go out and gaze upon the gorgeous full moon tonight!