Rakhi Purnima is a unique bond between Brother & Sister.
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Rakshya Bandhan is a unique festival in India. Its historical significance is largely celebrated in India to honor the special bond of love, care & trust concern, and goodwill between brothers and sisters.

The festival falls on a full moon day in the month of Shrawan (August) in the Indian Lunar calendar. Rakshya Bandanna is a Sanskrit term in which “Rakshya” means protection and “Bandana” stands for bond or tie. Rakshya Bandana is also known as “Rakshi Purnima”.


A key part of this celebration is the sister tying a decorative thread known as Rakshi around Bother’s wrist while chanting prayers for his long life, health, and prosperity.

Bother also reciprocate this gesture by offering gifts and promising lifelong protection to his sister.

This festival is mostly celebrated by Hindus. It is also a major festival of Janis, Shiks, & Buddhists. The full moon day in the month of Shravan is regarded highly auspicious day by all religions. In ancient days, Jains saints followed three rituals of tying a sacred thread on the wrists of their devotees to protect them from evil and bless them with prosperity.

Today that ritual finds manifestation in the Rakshya Bandhan festival. Buddhists and Shiks celebrate this day with the same thread tying rituals in the name of “Janai Purnima”&” Rakhari”. The Rakhi thread symbolizing the strengthening of the bond of love and good understanding between brothers and sisters.


Rakha Bandana celebrations that have grown beyond the boundaries of families are socially significant. It is an expression of hope and vision with mutual love and trust. It is an expression of hope and vision with mutual love and trust.

A story from the “Bhagavata Purana tells us of the time when Lord Vishnu defeated the powerful Bali and recovered the three words. Bali now defeated, asked Lord Vishnu to stay with him. Lord Vishnu accepted, but Mata Laxmi longed to return to Vaikuntha. She tied a cotton thread (Rakhi) Around Bali’s wrist and made him her brother.

Bali then asked Mata Laxmi what she wanted. Mata Laxmi asked Bali to release Lord Vishnu from his promises and allow him to Vaikuntha. Bali agreed and Lord Vishnu returned to Baikuntha.

Another story relates how Subha Labha –Lord Ganesh’s son desired a sister and kept repeating the request to their father. Finally, Lord Ganesh gave into their appeal and created Goddess Santoshi Maa on the full moon day in the month of Shravana.

This day when two brothers were blessed with a sister later came to be celebrated as Raksha Bandhana. In Maha Bharat, Drupadi tied the thread to Lord Krishna, and before the war, Kunti tied a thread to Abhimanyu her and their son. Both were protection against evil.

Rakshya Bandhan is today celebrated in its modern format where the brother & sister pair needs to be biologically related. The Rakshi is also tied more in a gesture of bonding than the relationship of brother and sister as in the case of children tying Rakshi to elders.

Women tying Rakshi to soldiers. Significance of Rakshya Bandhana.:- Besides Rakshya Bandhana, Sharvana Purnima is celebrated in different ways in different regions.

In south India is known as “Avani Avattam”.Brahmins replace their thread –“Janeu” on this day. In Northern India, this day is known as “Kajari Purnima”.Farmers are worship Goddess Bhagwati for a good crop and mother the Goddess for the well-being of their sons. In the western coastal region, this day is known as the “Nariyal Purnima”.

Happy akshya Bandhana
Happy Raksha Bandhana

How Rakshya Bandhana Celebrated: – Day before the festival, sisters go shopping for Rakshi. These came in various sizes and forms. They also buy sweets or chocolates for their brother. All get up early and bathe early. The sister then applies a Tika on the forehead and ties Rakshi on the brother’s wrist.

Aarti is also performed. The brother gives his sister money and gifts and promises to protect her. All this day celebrated in a joyful mood with special meals in the home or outside. In some parts of North India such as Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh, Rakshi Purnima is celebrated at “Kajri Navami”.

In “Kajari Navami” special when special prayers are offered to Goddesses and swing of wheat begins with prayers for a rich harvest. In Gujarat, Rakshi Purnima goes by name of Pavitropana. It is the day when people organize and prayers in honor of Lord Shiva.

Like any other typical Indian festival, Rakshya Bandana too is accomplished by family gatherings, joyous celebrations, music, dance exchange of sweets, and special delicacies. Today, the ritual of tying of Rakshi often crosses the boundaries of family, religion, region, and language with its celebrations.

Hindu festivals have always occupied the Indian psyche, never mind what it means to the pockets of all those who celebrated. The festivals are more celebrated with sweets, chocolates and new dresses.

The Gujarati people are very fond of colors, so they prefer having different colors on their wrists and the clothes they wear. The vibrant color of Gujarat defines the sweet nature of the Gujaratis. The people there are lovers of art and culture.

People celebrate the Rakshi Season, a month before the Rakshya Bandhana. Rakshya Bandha of Rakshi Purnima is one of the most popular festivals in India. Though the origin of this festival varies today. It signifies bond protection between brother and sister.

Sisters tie a thread around the right wrist of their brothers, praying for their long life while brothers take vows to protest their sisters

Raksha Bandhan

.In recent days Rakshi has come to signify a bond of friendship and goodwill towards all. Akshaya Bandhana literally means bond protection.

It is also known as Rakshi in various parts of India. It is called “Game Purnima in Odisha, Narali Purnima in western India, Jandhyam Purnima in Uttarakhand, Kajari Purnima in Central India, and Jhulan Purnima in Bengal”.

The modern version of Rakshi may be Gold or intricately woven strands of silk, but the traditional rakhi given to the brother of Rakshya Bandhan is a single strand that symbolizes the bond.

The silk is delicate almost invisible but extremely strong. The brother usually gives a gift in return a box of sweets or other tokens of their esteem and affection. Within families, the highlight of the ceremony is when a sister ties the rakhi in the brother’s wrist.

Happy Rakshi Purnima
Happy Rakhi Purnima













1.Question1:- What is the best time  to Tie Rakhi in 2022?

1.Answer:-Subha Muhurat for Rakhi  is between 8.50AM to 9.12 PM on Thurs day, August11.Astrologies said  that  August 12 will also  be Purnima  Tithi, Rakhi can be  tied  at any time  that day.

2.Question:-What is Rakshya Bandhan?

2.Answer:-Rakshya Bandhan pays tribute  to the brother –sister bond .Sisters secure  a  sacred  thread, referred  to as  Rakshi, to their  brother’s  right wrist after performing  a few rituals.This  sacred  thread  is a symbol  of  protection and security.

3.Question:-What  do we call  Rakshi in English?

3.Answer:- A cotton bracelet typically elaborate  ornamentation, given  to  Rakshya Bandhan by a girl or woman  to a brother  or someone  she considered  as one,  who must  then  treat  her as  a sister.

4.Question:-Who invented Rakhi?

4.Answer:-Rani  Karnabati and  Emperor  Humayan.

5.Question:-Who tied Rakshi to  Lord Ganeshji?

5.Answer:- Maa Santoshi tied Rakshi to Lord Ganesh Mahaprabhu.


               HAPPY RAKSHI ALL OF YOU

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