Indian Festivals

Raksha Bandhan

Rakhi is a day completely dedicated for the love in between brother and sister. Every year, it is celebrated with a lot love and compassion among the siblings. This festival indicated towards the pure love among the siblings.

When Raksha Bandhan Is Celebrated –

This festival is celebrated on the full-day date of Shravan month according to Hindu calendar. Rakhi is a symbol of brother and sister's love. Raksha Bandhan is also called the festival of Rakhi. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is one of the major festivals of Hindus. On this day, a great hustle-bustle can be seen in the market. This festival is quite important for brother and sister both.

Significance Of Raksha Bandhan:

Not only siblings tie Rakhi to each other on this auspicious day, but priests also tie Rakhi to their priest. Apart from this, people nowadays consider the importance of nature and tie Rakhi to the trees so that both man and nature continue together. No matter how busy siblings are in their lives, on this auspicious day they take time out to meet their siblings. On this day, the sisters tie a thread on their brother's wrist and the brothers take their blessings with the promise that they will always protect them.

Raksha Bandhan and Prominent Stories :

  • When Sachi Tied The Raksha Sutra To Indra -

It is said that Goddess Sachi, the wife of Indra Devta Ji, first tied the Raksha Sutra to Devaraja Indra by chanting and chanting for the purpose of conquering the Asuras. And due to the power of this sutra, Devaraja returned victorious in the war.

  • Lord Krishna Helped Dropadi -

Apart from this, there is another legend that Lord Krishna ji's finger was cut off during the slaughter of Shishupala, when Draupadi ji tore part of her sari and tied it on Krishna ji's finger. At that time Sawan Purnima was the date and Lord Shri Krishna pledged life-long protection to Draupadi ji. And that's why Sri Krishna ji helped him at the time of Draupadi's demise.

  • Mughal Ruler Humayun Helped Queen Karmavati -

Apart from this, another story is quite prevalent that when Rajput queen Karmavati was worried about protecting her kingdom, she sent a rakhi to Mughal ruler Humayun and requested him to help her.

How To Celebrate The Festival Of Raksha Bandhan:

Raksha Bandhan is quite important for brother and sisters both. They wait for this festival all year long. On the day of Raksha Bandhan, the brothers and sisters take the blessings of God after taking most baths. After this, a plate of worship is decorated in which Roli, Akshat, KumKum and Deep etc. are kept. Apart from this, the ash bought by the sister is also decorated in the plate. Rakhi is worshiped with Tilak; sisters apply Tilak along with KumKum, Roli and akshat on the foreheads of the brothers.

On the day of Rakhi, Rakhi made of silk thread is tied on the right wrist (straight hand) of sister brother. After this, the mouth is sweetened with sweets. At the same time, chocolate made sweets are very popular in the market nowadays. After getting the Rakhi tied, the brothers promise to protect their sisters, which are done throughout the life.