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Raksha Bandhan: Date, History & Celebration

India celebrates a large number of festivals. Some festivals are incredible and people celebrate with full joy and excitement. Raksha Bandhan is an incredible Indian festival dedicated to brothers and sisters. The festival comes in the month of August celebrated around Indian Independence day. If you are searching for an article on Raksha Bandhan you are at the right place. At the end of this blog, you will come to know about Rakshan Bandhan, its History, Preparation, and celebration in India.

 

Raksha Bandhan Celebration

Raksha Bandhan Celebration

Raksha Bandhan – A traditional Hindu festival or ceremony celebrated in India, Nepal, and another subcontinent of India. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated with great enthusiasm and unconditional love between brothers and sisters. This day is also called brother and sister day. Raksha Bandhan is also known as Rakhi Purnima.

Raksha Bandhan Meaning

We can easily understand the meaning of Raksha Bandhan. Raksha Bandhan is a Hindi word. The word Raksha means ‘protection’ and Bandhan means ‘To Tie’. So the literal meaning of Raksha Bandhan is 'The Bond of Protection'. On this precious occasion, brothers and sisters promise eternal love for each other.


On this special day sisters of all ages tie a sacred thread known as Rakhi on the wrist of their brothers and pray for their long life. In return, She takes a promise to protect her and have gifts in return from their brother.


Raksha Bandhan 2022 Date & Muhurat Time

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day known as Rakhi Poornima in the month of Shravan (also known as Shravan Poornima) or around July and August. Here are the details of the Raksha Bandhan 2022 date and Muhurat time.


Raksha Bandhan 2022 Date & Muhurat Time

S.N.

Name

Date

Time

1

Rakhi Purnima Starts

11 August

10:38 AM

2

Rakhi Purnima ends

12 August

07:05 AM

3

Raksha Bandhan Muhurat Time

11 August

10:30 AM-05:16 PM



Raksha Bandhan Date 2022, 2023, 2024

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day known as Poornima in the month of Shravan (also known as Shravan Poornima) or around July and August. 


Raksha Bandhan Date List

S.N.

Year

Date

Day

1

Raksha Bandhan 2022

11 August

Thursday

2

Raksha Bandhan 2023

30 August

Wednesday

3

Raksha Bandhan 2024

19 August

Monday


Raksha Bandhan History/Legend

For every festival there a history or a story behind and this question frequently comes to our mind why is Raksha Bandhan is celebrated? There are many legends associated with the Raksha Bandhan festival.

 

As per the account of Mahabharata, Lord Krishna was flying kites along with Pandavas. Suddenly his figure was cut from a thread linked with a kite. Draupadi immediately tore a piece of her attire and tied it around the figure to stop the bleeding. Lord Krishna was touched by this gesture of love and promised lifelong protection to Draupadi. It is believed that when the Kauravas were trying to shame Draupadi by stripping her in public, it was this small piece of cloth Krishna that increased in number and size to keep covering her.

 

Another interesting legend associated with Raksha Bandhan belongs to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Santoshi. It is believed that Lord Ganesha had created Goddess Santoshi out of divine flames as his sons Shubh and Labh had insisted that they want a sister. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated to rejoice in this divine relationship between Shubh, Labh, and Goddess Santoshi.


Raksha Bandhan Celebration

Raksha Bandhan is an Indian traditional festival. the festival celebration starts from our home and continued at various places. We can see the Rakshi celebration at schools, colleges, offices, and organizations. It can be easily seen at governing offices and army camps also. As we know Raksha Bandhan is the bond between brothers and sisters.

 

Raksha Bandhan Celebration at Home

Raksha Bandhan is the festival of brother and sister. thus they must be together to celebrate this festival. For this reason, they meet somewhere. On the day of the Raksha Bandhan festival, we can easily see that Hindu women travel back to their parent's homes every year for the Rakhi tie ceremony. Sometimes brother living with his parents travels to his sister's married home to complete this Rakhi tie ceremony and escort her. Sister also sends Rakhi by courier services if they can’t reach their brother’s home on the day of the Raksha Bandhan festival.


Raksha Bandhan Celebration in School & College

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in school in many ways. Sometimes school administration organizes a Rakhi tie ceremony. Special completions are organized such as poetry writing, poster making, Rakhi ceremony, and sweet distribution.


In schools and colleges, it could be easily seen that students in their class have a good bonding with each other. Sometimes they care a lot and protect each other. On the day of Raksha Bandhan, they celebrate it with excitement and love. Students participate in Rakhi celebrationsBoys consider their female friend as a sister and promise the take care of her in every situation. 


Raksha Bandhan Celebration in Offices

Sometimes students visit ministers' offices and tie a Rakhi on their wrist if ministers and other government officials remind their duty and responsibilities towards the country. We can easily see our prime minister, precedent, and other ministers participating in the Rakhi ceremony in which women from all age groups including small children participate with full joy and excitement.


Raksha Bandhan Celebration with Soldiers

Indian people don’t forget to armed forces on this day and celebrate this festival with them. The celebration takes place at army headquarter, their camps, and on the border area. The man in uniform who are out there protecting the interest of the nation and its citizens are facilitated on this day. Women from the nearby area visit there and tie a Rakhi to the army personnel.


Digital Celebration of Raksha Bandhan

Now, technology has grown up and we are living in the digital world. Our way of living and lifestyle has been changed. Our festival celebration also flourished with digital celebrations. In this day of the internet, the concept of sending rachis and gifts directly through online stores is also a new trend. Some even opt for virtual Rakhi instead of real ones.


Raksha Bandhan is the festival that creates the bond of protection, obligation or cares for their sister. 


India celebrates festivals frequently throughout the whole year. It gives power to the Indian economy. Rakhi celebration is one of the festivals which contribute to generating employment and revenue for many families and then the country's economy. Rakhi is prepared by local manufacturers and village women. When the festival comes, they prepare Rakhi with silk thread and wool, and yarn. It gives employment to many families.


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