History of Rakhi

History of RakhiRaksha Bandhan which is also termed as Rakhi Purnima is celebrated on a full moon day in the month of Shravan according to the Hindu calendar. Raksha Bandhan means the bond of protection and is the eternal tie of love for the siblings. According to popular culture, the origination of Raksha Bandhan can be associated with a number of myths and facts. This chapter includes articles that discuss about the history and mythologies associated with Raksha Bandhan.


Raksha Bandhan History

Raksha Bandhan Day which is also known as ‘rakhi’ is a major Hindu festival which celebrates the sacred relationship between brothers and sisters. The word ‘raksha bandhan’ lexically means a pact of protection which is celebrated on a full moon day in the month of August or Shravan. This festival is a ritualistic festival which is celebrated with tying threads in the wrist of the brother’s hands by the sister and the brother in turn takes an oath in order to protect her sister from all dangers which is related with great responsibility. Apart from tying threads the brothers and the sisters

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Brother Sister Gifts on Rakhi

Significance of Gifting Traditions on the Festival of Raksha Bandhan

"A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life." -Isadora James Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is that grand occasion celebrated everywhere in India which commemorates the brother-sister relationship. There are hundreds of evidences in history which speak for the power of sisterhood. The festival of Rakhi reflects that power which manifests itself in the form of a thread. A sacred strand of pure sisterly love when tied on the wrist of the brother acts like a shield. Indians celebrate this festival with absolute gaiety and fervor. But, this jubilance remains imperfect without exchange o

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Alexendar Kingparu

History of Raksha Bandhan In Old Scriptures & Epics

It has been almost 6,000 years that this pious traditional festival, Rakhi has continued to be celebrated, before the advent of the tradition of sending online rakhi. The first instances of celebrations go back to the times when Aryans built the first civilization. With time and with the evolution of so many cultures and languages the way in which this festival’s celebration evolved is now different in different parts of the country. Historians do have the instances of Raksha Bandhan celebrations in the past. Some of them are: Humayun and Rani Karnavati : One of the most important evidence of the celebration of Raksha Ban

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