To Celebrate Raksha Bandhan 2017: Meaning of Raksha Bandhan is that, Raksha means protection and bandhan means bond. It means pure love between brother and sister. This is the one way to celebrate the love and caring of brother and sister relationship. On this day sister apply kumkum tilak on the forehead of brother and ties a Rakhi on brother’s wrist and do aarti. Sister prays for brother’s good health & long life.In return brother gives her a special gift. In Marwari and Rajasthani communities, sister also ties rakhi on the bangle of brother’s wife and this rakhi is known as “LUMBA RAKHI”. Meaning of lumba rakhi is that wife is regarded as the ardhangini or half of man’s body so once brother got married, no ritual is complete without his wife. Now days, lumba rakhi is in trend in many region of India.
Raksha Bandhan is also known as Rakhi, is a popular Hindu festival which is celebrated in many parts of India. Nepal is also another country which celebrates it i.e. Rakhi. This festival is observed on full moon day in Hindi is called POONAM according to Hindu calendar in the month of Shravan. This Year this festival will be celebrated on date 7th August, 2017.
Why do we celebrate Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Festival?
There are many historical stories behind the it. The most significant and polar story is that of Loard Krishna and draupadi. Draupadi is a wife of the five pandavas. As per history tales, index finger of Lord Krishna was cut while hurling the sudarshan chakra at shishupala. Draupadi seen that incident and tore her sari immediately and tied it around lord krishna’s finger to prevent it from bleeding. In return Lord Krishna promised to draupadi to protect her in any time. And that was how draupadi’s sari became endless that saved her character in king dhrutrashtra’s court.
Celebrate Raksha Bandhan 2017 in all over India:
Different places have different ways of celebrating this occasion of love between brother and sister. This festival is celebrated in different ways and in different names in different states of India. Some of them I have discussed below.
It is celebrated as naryeli purnima ( Naryeli POONAM) in Gujarat, Goa , Maharashtra and Kerela States. It is celebrated mostly by the fishing community who offers their prayers for their safety to the sun god varuna deva. The festival of Narali purnima is indicative of the coming year that will be filled with happiness, joy and wealth.
In central part of india such as Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jarkhand region this day is celebrated as kajari purnima. This festival is extremely significant for the farmers and this day marks the beginning of the new agriculture season. The farmer, on this day, prays for good crop.
it is celebrated as gamha purnima in odisha. This day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Baldeva,the brother of lord shri Krishna. The birthday of lord baldeva is celebrated through a popular game known as Gamhadiyan or Gamha jump. On this day, all the domesticated cows and bullocks are decorated and worshipped. This people distribute sweets to their families, relatives and friends.
Jandhyam Purnima or Janai Purnima:
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated as jandhyam purnima in Andhra Pradesh. Also known as janai purnima in Karnataka. Jandhyam means the Yagnopavitham or the sacred thread. Changing of sacred thread is perform, old sacred is removed and new one is worn on this day. Mainly Brahmins perform this act of yagnopavitha dharna. This sacred Thred is to protect against any negative energy.
New Trend Now in Celebrate Raksha Bandhan 2017
People celebrates it in different ways now a days like they make Raksha Bandhan 2017 video to save that moments, many trust organizes essay competition of Raksha Bandhan 2017 to memorize our culture etc.
Our Sister does lot of things for us in our life and it is our duty to give reward for that. So not precious but a small gift we have to give her as a part our love toward her. If you are long away from your sister then send good Raksha Bandhan quotes to her, can send e-rakhi, you can send rakhi online to her. There are so many platforms by the use that you can purchase online rakhi such as Amazon, Flipkart, etc. This year date of Rakhsha Bandhan is 7th August, 2017.
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