Raksha Bandhan is beautiful festival and celebration of brother sister bond.I celebrated rakshabandhan at home today by tying rakhi to my elder brother.This picture has vermilion in the small silver box and the dessert is called Kalakand (milk dessert) and red band is rakhi , all of which are part of rakhi tying ceremony.
More info can be found here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raksha_Bandhan
Hershy has beautifully picturized this event in one of his galleries about this beautiful tradition http://hershy.smugmug.com/gallery/6972999_iVPCh#609600625_iRqBz
Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. ~Marc Brown~