Raksha Bandhan Date2016 to 2021-About Raksha Bandhan-Known as Nariyeli Purnima

Raksha Bandhan known as Shravani Purnima and Nariyeli Purnima,Balev(Full moon Day of Shravan month) .Rakdha Bandhan Festival is celebrated on the full moon day in the Gujarati month of Shravan(August).Raksha Bandhan the more popular festival of thr two festivals, is a Hindu sister's day when brothers and sisters reaffirm their bonds of affections.Here is Some Information about Raksha Bandhan Festival, like Festival Date,Legends,Rituls, Pictures and many more.

Raksha Bandhan Date Year 2016 to Year 2021

Raksha Bandhan Festival Date of Year 2016: August 18 Thursday
Raksha Bandhan Festival Date of Year 2017: August 7  Monday
Raksha Bandhan Festival Date of Year 2018: August 26 Sunday
Raksha Bandhan Festival Date of Year 2019: August 15 Thursday
Raksha Bandhan Festival Date of Year 2020: August 3  Monday
Raksha Bandhan Festival Date of Year 2021: August 22 Sunday

About Raksha Bandhan


Raksha Bandhan falls during the month of Shravan Purnima(full moon day)in the month of Shravan.According to the solar calendar, the festival comes some time in July or August.Raksha Bandhan is an unspoken pledge exchanged between brother and sister cementing their fraternal relationship.On this very day, sister ie a dedicate thread on the wrist of their brothers as a symbol of love and affection.The brothers feel honourbound to protect their sisters from any trouble or misfortune.

The brothers get special attention on this happy occasion day.Fun-filled and the homes are cleande and sisters, taking an early bath, wait for their brothers to get ready to let their sisters tie the sacred thread of rakhi.The brother presents his sister with gifts after the sister ties the Rakhi on his wrist.

The Ritul of Rakhi


The day starts with a festive mood in every Indian home.Rakhis are made or bought a day before the festival.Traditional goodies and dishes are prepared early in the morning.After an early bath, the sister puts the traditional tilak or vermilion powder on the forehead of the brother and ties the thread on his right wrist.Then she gives him something sweet to eat. The brother blesses the sister.

Legends of Raksha Bandhan Featival


Legends said that at one time, Alexander's wife approached the mighty Hindu adversary,Pururaja and sought assurance of her husband's life by tying at rakhi on Pururaja's hand.It is said that just as Pururaja raised his hand to deliver a mortal blow to Alexander, he saw the raksha and refrained from striking.

In yet another poignant instance, a Rajput princess, Rani Karmavati, sent a rakhi to the Mughal Emperor Humayun, enlisting his support against the onslaught of the Gujarat Sultan.Though engaged elsewhere, Humayun hastened to the rescue of his rakhi sister but, to his bitter disappointment, found that the kingdom had been seized and the princess had committed jauhar to save her honour.

The Gift of Raksha Bandhan


The tradition of giving gifts and presents is also an important part of this festival.The brother gives his sister a gift after she ties the rakhi on his wrist.This gift acts as a token of love and affection of the brother towards the sister.Nevertheless, giving of gifts is not a must.The blessing bestowed by the brother is itself regarded as the biggest gift for the sister.

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