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In this post, we are going to talk about Raksha Bandhan i.e. what is Raksha Bandhan, why do we celebrate Raksha Bandhan and many more things related to Raksha Bandhan, but this is not the sole purpose of writing this blog. Here, the main purpose of this post is to raise the concern/voice against all the evils activities happening against the female like rape, acid attack, molestation, dowry, domestic violence, eve-teasing and many more.

I know you already read so many articles, blogs, magazines on the same issues and still I know “ki tumhe Ghante ka fark nhi pdega is article ko pdne ke bad me bhi” but here I just to want to say that I am a brother and I feel afraid when my sisters go out for work, not only in night but in the day time as well. We all know about Ravana & Shakuni and we consider them as wrong peoples because their karma was not correct, but they had one thing better than us i.e. respect for the females and love for their sisters. If we read the holy books of Hindu Dharma such as Ramayana & Mahabharata, we can also learn from them. Check here what they did for their sisters:

Ravana wanted to take revenge from Lord Shree Ram & Laxman as Laxman cut the nose of Shurpanakha and disrespected her. If we talk about Shakuni, he also felt the disrespect of her sister when Bhim Pitamah came to Gandhar with the marriage proposal of Dhritarashtra for Gandhari. Post this marriage proposal, Shakuni took a pledge to take revenge from Hastinapur anyhow. I know Ravana did wrong with Mata Sita & Shakuni did wrong with Draupadi and owing to this, we consider them the sign of evils.

Do you also want to become wicked?? Just ask this question from yourselves. 

I guess, let us take these topics in the upcoming blogs and in this blog, let us keep talking about Raksha Bandhan in detail because you came here to read that only: why do we celebrate Raksha Bandhan?

What is Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrated annually by the peoples having belief in Santana Dharma (Hindu Dharma). It is mainly celebrated in India, Nepal & other parts of the world where peoples stay and have faith in Hindu Dharma. This festival is celebrated on the last day of the Hindu Lunar Calendar Month of Saravana which falls in the month of August. If we comprehend the Raksha Bandhan or if we see the meaning in Sanskrit, the meaning of Raksha Bandhan is the bond of protection or love. This is the festival of brother & sister where sisters tie the amulet or rakhi on the wrist of their brothers and in return brothers promise them to protect from the evils. In today’s time, this festival is not restricted among siblings and now also celebrated between friends or closed ones to whom people want to spread their love or care.

When was Raksha Bandhan Started?

The celebration of Raksha Bandhan had been started several centuries ago. If we read the holy books of Hindu dharma, we will find several stories related to this special festival. Here we are listing down the main stories related to this festival.

➤Indra Dev and Sachi

➤King Bali and Goddess Lakshmi

➤Santoshi Maa

➤Krishna and Draupadi

If you want to know these stories in detail, write to us in the comment box and we will publish the blog featuring all the stories related to this very special festival of love.

When is the Raksha Bandhan Celebrated?

According to the Hindu Calendar, Raksha Bandhan celebrated every year on the full moon day or the last day of Hindu lunar calendar which mainly falls in the month of August.  This is the reason; this festival is also called as Rakhi Purnima. On the same days, several other festivals are observed across India. On this day, another festival name as “Avani Avattam” observed in south India while “Kajari Purnima” observed in North India. Let me share what happens to these festivals as well.


➤Avani Avattam: This festival is mainly celebrated in South India. On this day, the brahmin community exchange the threads and do prayer for their ancestors. They thank for their teachings/lessons and ask for forgiveness for their sins. 

➤Kajari Purnima: This festival is mainly celebrated in the north part of India. On this day, farmers worship goddess Bhagwati for the good crops and mother worships goddess Bhagwati for the wellbeing of their son.

On the same day, in some parts of India, two more festivals are celebrated i.e. Pavitropana & Nariyal Purnima. These festivals are related to Lord Shiva & lord Varuna respectively. Pavitropana is mainly celebrated by the Shiva devotees who do special pooja to Lord Shiva on this day and offer a thread made from the mixture of panchgaivya. Nariyal Purnima is another festival celebrated mainly in west India by the fisherman and they offer nariyal to the lord Varuna for healthy sea trade.

How is Raksha Bandhan Celebrated

On the day of Raksha Bandhan, the sisters apply the tika on the forehead of their brother and tie an amulet or rakhi on the wrist and then give sweets to eat. In return, brothers give gifts to the sisters. 


While tying the rakhi, following is the mantra chanted by the siblings

येन भादो बली राजा दानवेन्द्रो महाबलः |
तेन त्वानामिभाद्नामी त्वामाभिबध्नामी रक्षे माचल माचल ||

The meaning of this mantra is: "I am tying this Raksha Bandhan to you that was tied to the Demon King Bali. Oh, rakshaa please do not move and waver."

This is all about Raksha Bandhan and why do we celebrate Raksha Bandhan. Thanks for reading and kindly bookmarks to read all the latest blogs published on this blog.

See you soon in the next blog. Till then goodbye and stay happy & safe.

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