Rakhi - Festival in India

Rakhi - Festival in India

India is globally known for its rich culture, festivals and traditions. Among all the festivals celebrated here, Rakhi in India is undoubtedly one of the most popular festival eagerly awaited by all and celebrated with joy and enthusiasm. Rakhi in India is celebrated with pomp and grandeur. Rakhi is the day that commemorates sweet and sour relationship shared between brothers and sisters. Rakhi is an occasion that honours loving memories, togetherness and friendship which is ever-lasting and true. Though the Raksha Bandhan has the same significance in every Indian states yet the rituals vary in different parts.

When is Rakhi celebrated in India? The Rakhi festival is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravan. On the day of Rakhi, the sisters keep a fast. Dressed in new attire, sisters apply sacred tilak on their brother's forehead and tie the thread of Rakhi on their brother's wrist. This ritual takes place amidst the blowing of conk-shells and chanting of auspicious mantras. Sisters pray to the Almighty for their brother's well-being. Brothers in return vow to protect their sisters from all the adversities and troubles of life and shower their sister(s) with gifts.

Rakhi is an ancient festival, and for all sect and creed, this festival has a great importance. Nowadays, people of other religions also celebrate it. There are many references to the significance of the Rakhi festival in history of ancient India and Hindu mythology. One such legend is of Rani Karnavati, the widow of the reigning king of Chittor. She was threatened by the king of Mewar, Bahadur Shah. She sent a rakhi to the Mughal Emperor Humayun, expressing her desire of seeking protection and help from him. Humayun was so moved that he abandoned an ongoing battle and rushed to help her! There is also a legend of the queen Draupadi, wife of the Pandavas, who, on seeing blood ooze from Lord Krishna’s wrist, tore a strip of cloth from her sari and tied it on his wrist. Krishna became very emotional and declared her his sister. He promised to help and protect her and spent 25 years fulfilling his promise!

Rakhi - Festival in India

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Pooja Published: Nov 12, 2010 | Last Updated: Jul 15, 2019