Raksha Bandhan 2019

Indian Astrology | 06-Aug-2019

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The Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan is also known by the name of Rakhi Purnima or simply Rakhi that is a festival of joy and celebration. This festival is a symbol of love between the brothers and the sisters. The fact can never be denied that Raksha Bandhan is the day that symbolizes the love and affection between brother and his sister. The bond that the brothers and sisters share with each other is precious and extraordinary.

The festival of Raksha Bandhan is known to be the most awaited festival in India. Sisters use to tie a sacred thread (rakhi, a beautifully decorated thread) on their brother’s wrist and pray for the long and healthy life of their brothers. The rakhi that sisters tie on their brother’s wrist is the perfect way of expressing their love and affection for their brothers and the bond that they share with each other would bind them together forever. It is an Indian Festival of Brother and Sister that is celebrated in entire India and even in the world by the Hindus. Everyone has their own custom and tradition of celebrating it but with the same feeling of love and dedication for the people they love.

Raksha Bandhan Date 2019

As per the Hindu calendar, the festival of Raksha Bandhan falls on the full moon day in the month of Shravan and it is also known by the name of Shravan Purnima. And the date on which this festival falls varies every year. This month of Shravan is considered as the most auspicious month of the year in which people use to worship and observes fast for lord shiva every Monday. The individual can observe Raksha Bandhan 2019 on 15th August. This festival is celebrated with complete happiness and joy and its celebration is no less than of any other festivals in India. The name Raksha Bandhan means “ protection bond” that brothers and sisters share with each other throughout their entire lives.

The rakhi thread that a sister ties on her brother’s wrist reminds of the promise that a brother makes to his sister of protecting her and no matter what the situation is he will stand by her and support her till the last breath. Brothers use to give presents to their sisters. Expensive or inexpensive no matter what the gifts given by brothers are always cherished by their sisters and the sisters pray for the well-being of their brothers.

Raksha Bandhan Significance

The Significance of Raksha Bandhan is undeniable and huge in the entire country as it is the day of celebrating love and bond among the brothers and the sisters. This festival is also celebrated by the people of different religions, caste, region, or creed. This festival holds great importance in India as many households start preparing for the day before a month or a week of the festival. The tying of rakhi is considered as an important ritual that takes place on this auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan. This festival of Raksha Bandhan has been practiced in India since ancient times. And there are a lot of stories that are associated with this festival defining the undying love and relation of the brothers and the sisters.

Celebration of the Festival Raksha Bandhan

There are some rites and rituals that are performed on this day and people follow all traditions of Raksha Bandhan with the same enthusiasm and joy. Sisters use to observe fast on this day till they tie the rakhi on their brother’s wrists. The entire family gets together on this day and spend quality time with each other. After tying rakhi, sisters perform aarti and put tilak on her brother’s forehead. And both offer sweets to each other. Brothers use to give gifts to their sisters including clothes, jewelry, etc.

Stories Behind the Celebration of Raksha Bandhan

There are a lot of stories that are associated with the celebration of Raksha Bandhan and these stories will make you realize the true meaning and importance of this festival.

Here is a story of Lord Krishna and Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas. According to Indian Astrology, once Lord Krishna had cut his finger while beheading shishuphal, Draupadi tore off her sari and wrapped it on the wound of Lord Krishna. Delighted by this gesture of his sister Draupadi, Krishna promised to protect her in every circumstance. And when she was disrobed in Dhritarashtra's court Krishna protected her by providing her endless clothing. This day is also associated with the birthday of goddess Santoshi Maa, who is known to be the daughter of Lord Ganesha, and the sister of Shubh and Labh, the sons of Lord Ganesha.

Expressing your love and affection on this auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, you can order a special Raksha Bandhan Bracelet to thank your brother for their help and support and strengthen your bond and relation with your him.