Raksha Bandhan

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Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan, popularly known as Rakhi, is one of the most important festivals celebrated in India. This auspicious festival is dedicated to the pious bond between a brother and a sister. Sisters tie a thread around the right wrist of their brothers, praying for their long life, while brothers take a vow to protect their sisters. Raksha Bandhan is also known as Rakhi Purnima, celebrated in Shravana month during full moon day or Purnima day. As per the Georgian calendar, it falls in the month of August every year. Read on to know the Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi 2021 date, timing, and how to celebrate On this day, sisters apply tilak to the brother’s forehead and tie a sacred thread ‘Rakhi’ on their wrist as a mark of affection and pray for his long life. The brothers, in return, offer gifts and promise to protect her all their lives. However, the day is celebrated all across the country, and also in Nepal. According to legends, the origin of the Raksha Bandhan can be traced back to the day Lord Krishna was flying a kite and cut his finger. At that time Draupadi, the wife of Pandavas, was so distressed to see him hurt that she tore a piece of cloth and tied it to his bleeding finger. Krishna was deeply moved by this gesture and promised to take for her from evil. Krishna accepted it as ‘Raksha Sutra’ and when the Kauravas attempted to dishonour her. With Krishna’s blessings, Draupadi’s sari became endless when Dushasana tried disrobing her. This is how Shri Krishna saved Panchali just like a brother protects a sister from all evils.

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