Rakhi/Rakshabandan

  • Rakhi, which is also known as Raksha Bandhan, is a Hindu festival which is celebrated across India. Raksha Bandhan is recognized and celebrated among Hindus for its symbolic significance. Raksha Bandhan draws it significance from a sacred thread which is known as Rakhi. It is believed that the thread protects the one who wears it, especially during the auspicious time of Shravana Purnima.

    Rakhi Origin and Significance
    The concept of tying the sacred thread on the auspicious day of Shravana Purnima is not new. Shravana Purnima is also considered significant to change the sacred thread among Brahmin community. The ritual of wearing sacred thread or changing of sacred thread on the day of Shravana Purnima is known as Upakarma. Upakarma, which is a Vedic ritual, is still practiced by Hindus of Brahmin caste.

    The origin of Rakhi can be attributed to the most ancient legend of Goddess Indrani which narrates the power of sacred thread, when tied to Lord Indra, resulted in his victory over demons. Rakhi Date and Time
    Rakhi is celebrated during Shravana Purnima i.e. the full moon day during Shravana month in Hindu lunar calendar. Shravana is the fifth lunar month in Hindu calendar and considered highly significant for Lord Shiva and Gauri Puja.

    The Rakhi ceremony is observed during auspicious time when Bhadra is over and the auspicious time of tying Rakhi is known as Rakhi Muhurat.

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