Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan

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  • Date: Sunday, 22 August 2021
  • Date: Monday, 3 August 2020
  • Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
  • Observances: Celebration of any brother-sister like relationship
  • Type : Religious celebration
  • Day : Purnima (full moon) of Shrawan
  • Month: August.
  • Featured in religions: Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism

Raksha bandhan is the main festival of Hindus which is celebrated on the full moon day of Shravan and every year the festival comes in August. This festival is celebrated throughout India and Nepal. Raksha bandhan means 'bondage of security' and 'Raksha Bandhan' in Sanskrit literally means "the knot of security". Rakhi can be made from cotton such as kalva, silk thread, and gold or silver item. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is the festival of brother and sister. This festival symbolizes the love of brother Sister.

On the Raksha bandan, sister prays for her brother's long life with her prosperity and happiness and binds Rakhi on her brother's wrist. The brother gives the gift to his sister and promises to protect his sister and take care of him in all circumstances. This festival is celebrated by the Hindu communities including Jain and Sikh religion and other parts of the world. Raksha bandhan has also been an important tradition in the history of Sikhism, which is sometimes called Rakhdi or Rakhri.

The Raksha Bandhan festival has played an important role in the Indian independence struggle. This festival was also supported for Jagar Jagran in the Indian Independence Movement. When Rajput gone to battle, Then the women used to wear Kumkum Tilak on Rajput's forehead, along with silk thread in hand. With the belief that this thread will bring them back with Vijayashree.

It is said that Mewar's Queen Karmavati received a pre-notification of Bahadur Shah to attack Mewar. The queen was unable to fight then she urged the Mughal emperor Humayun to send Rakhi and protect her. Humayun kept the honor of Rakhi while being a Muslim and reached Mewad and fought against Mauwad against the Bahadur Shah, protecting Karmavati and her kingdom. In another context, Sikandar's wife made her husband's Hindu enemy tied up with Rakhi, and made a promise not to killed Sikandar at the time of the war. During the war bind the rakhi on his hand, Puroovaas gave life to Sikandar while honoring the Rakhi and his sister's promise.

In the story called Vamnavatar in Skandha Purana, Padmapurana and Shrimad Bhagavat, there is a context of protection. The story is as follows: When the King of demons Devendra Raja pledged 100 yagya and tried to win heaven, then the other gods and Lord Indra, prayed to Lord Vishnu. Then Lord Vamana embraced Avraham avatar and took the character of Brahmin and approached Raja Bali for a begging. God sheds all the sky in three steps and sends the King Bali into the abyss. Thus, due to Lord Vishnu shattering the pride of the King, this festival is also famous as the Balave. It is said that once Baali went into the abyss, then Bali took the pledge of staying in front of God with the help of his devotion. Narad ji told Lakshmi ji a remedy for returning to God's house as a remedy. Following that measure, Lakshmi ji went to Raja Bali and tied her Rakhi and made her brother and brought her husband Lord Vishnu with him. That day was the full moon day of the month of Shravan. In one episode Vishnu Purana, it has been said that Lord Vishnu, on the full moon day of Shravan, incarnated in the form of Haigriva and had received the Vedas again for Brahma. Hygriv is considered a symbol of wisdom and intelligence.

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