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Why We Celebrate Rakshabandhan,Rakshabandhan stories( katha) and How to celebrate

Raksha Bandhan is a well known celebration celebrated the nation over. Regardless of standing and ideology individuals from all kinds of different backgrounds partake in this celebration. It is praised on the full moon day of the lunar month (Shravana Poornima) which additionally corresponds with Upa-karma (changing the consecrated string for the brahmins, Avani Avittom in South India).

The celebration is additionally called as Rakhi Poornima, Nariyal Poornima and Kajari Poornima in diverse states and is commended in an unexpected way.

The most effective method to celebrate Raksha Bandhan?

On the event of this celebration sisters for the most part apply tilak to the brow of their siblings, tie the hallowed string called Rakhi to the wrist of their siblings and do arati and appeal to God for their great wellbeing & long life. This string, which speaks to love and great notions, is known as the ‘Raksha Bandhan’ signifies ‘an obligation of insurance’. The sibling as an exchange offers a blessing to his sister and promises to take care of her. Before tying a Rakhi on their siblings hand the sisters first tie a Rakhi on the Tulasi plant and the an alternate Rakhi on the peepal tree request the insurance of nature – Vriksha Raksha Bandhan.


The idea of Raksha Bandhan is essentially that of insurance. Generally we discover individuals heading off to the clerics in sanctuaries and getting a holy string attached to their hands. We discover this in the sanctuary of Kala Bhairava at Varanasi where individuals get a dark string attached to their wrist. Correspondingly at Sri Vaishnodevi Temple in Jammu, we discover individuals binds red band to their temple in the wake of venerating the Goddess.

In Hindu religious capacities we watch the preist binds a string to the wrist of individual/s performing the custom before its beginning. It is accepted and said that even Yagnopaveetam (sacrosanct string over the midsection) demonstrations as a Raksha (insurance) to the wearer if one keeps up its sacredness.

In the idea of Marriage, Mangala Sutra (tied around the neck of the lady) and Kankana Bandhana (a string attached to the wrist of the spouse and prepare by one another) additionally has a comparative internal noteworthiness.

The tying of a Rakhi is not bound to a sibling and sister. It could additionally be fixed by a wife to her spouse, or by a pupil to the Guru. This bond does not need to be between blood relatives – a young lady may embrace a kid as her sibling through the tying of a Rakhi. This custom fortifies the power of profound devotion, as well as transcends the limits of the crew. At the point when a Rakhi is tied on the wrists of close companions and neighbors, it underscores the requirement for a congruous social life. This serves to grow ones’ vision past the outskirts of ones own family to the whole earth (vasudha) as one family – Vasudhaiva kutumbakam.

As indicated by Indian religous legend

Lord Siva is considered as the Father and Goddess Parvati as the Mother. The lovers of the Lord are my relatives, and I fit in with all the three planets.

mata cha parvati devi pita devo mahaeswara

baandhavah siva bhakthascha swadesho bhuvana-trayam

Legendary references

Indra – Sachi Devi : according to Bhavishya Purana, Indra the King of Devas was prompted by Deva Guru Brihaspati to wear a Rakhi as a security against foes (Demons) when he was confronting thrashing because of Vritra Asura. As needs be Sachi Devi (associate of Indra) fixing a Rakhi to Indra.

As per one legendary suggestion, Rakhi was proposed to be the love of the ocean god Varuna. Thus, offerings of coconut to Varuna, stylized washing and fairs at waterfronts go hand in hand with this celebration. Generally anglers offer coconut and rakhi to the Sea God Varuna – this celebration is known as Nariyal Poornima.

Recorded References

It is said that when Alexander was crushed on account of the extraordinary Hindu King Purushottam of Punjab, Alexander’s wife fixed a Rakhi to Purushottam to ensure her spouse from being killed.

Amid the times of Emperor Humayun, it is accepted that Rani Karnavati (Queen of Chittor) had sent a Rakhi to ruler Humayun keeping in mind the end goal to get insurance from Bahadur Shah who was attacking her kingdom. Inspite of being of an alternate religion, he raced to her offer assistance.

The Message of Rakhi

Raksha Bandhan symbolizes the unmatched power of profound devotion, mind and admiration. However in a more extensive viewpoint the celebration of Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) passes on an inherent message of general fellowship and sisterhood. Consequently the celebration of Rakhi passes on a message that has socio profound essentialness underscoring the requirement for sustaining of positive qualities, immaculateness in thought, word