Festivals of India - Raksha Bandhan

The term Raksha Bandhan originates from Sanskrit and translates to “bond of protection.” Raksha Bandhan is observed on the full moon in the holy Hindu lunisolar month of Shravana. During Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a Rakhi on their brother's right-hand wrist, praying for his well being, abundance and happiness. The Rakhi signifies her bond and support of her brother. In exchange, the sisters and/or cousins receive a gift from their brothers. The gift often is a check or cash. And to mark the happy moment, Scrumptious food like Burfis, Mithais, Pakoras and Pancakes are generally prepared for this day. Every year this Hindu festival is celebrated in South Asia. The boys are in charge of protecting the girls from life’s problems and offering their blessings. 

 

Now that we know the story and What Raksha Bandhan is? let me answer all the popular questions regarding Raksha Bandhan:

  1. When is Raksha Bandhan in 2021? Rakhi 2021 Date: The festival of Rakhi will be celebrated on Sunday, 22nd August this year. The date of the full moon will begin from the evening of 21st August and continue on 22nd August. Raksha Bandhan Shubh Muhurat 2021: Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony Timings - 06:15 AM to 05:31 PM.

  2. When should Rakhi be removed? Although, there is not any specific rule for when to remove Rakhi from the brother's hands. There are not any written scriptures present in the Vedas also. We can remove it anytime, but if you follow Maharashtrian traditions, we can remove it on the 15th day from Raksha Bandhan.

  3. What happens on Raksha Bandhan/ how to celebrate rakhi? Before the full moon rises, the sister collects things needed for the ritual, which includes: rakhi bracelets, kumkum powder, Diya, and sweets. On the day of Raksha Bandhan, brothers and sisters wear new clothes. The ritual involves lighting a Diya or earthen lamp that represents the fire deity. Next, the family makes offerings to their Gods, performing aarti by the sisters. Then, as she ties the Rakhi, the sister chants a traditional 'prayer' and marks his forehead with kumkum powder and feeds him with the sweet. In exchange, the sisters receive a gift from their brothers.

  4. Raksha Bandhan return gift tradition: Once she has tied the Rakhi, it is traditional for the sister to serve sweets to her brother. In return, he will present her with a gift, often sweet or money or clothing. Nowadays, not only siblings take part; many people exchange gifts on Raksha Bandhan.

  5. Sweets for Raksha Bandhan: As with all festivals, Rakhi is celebrated with food, both savory and sweet. There are many traditional dishes, and each family has its own favourites. Trendia global store delivers all kinds of freshly made sweets and savory to anywhere in the world.

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    4. Sweets and savory
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    6. Health & wellness
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    8. Books 
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  9. Raksha Bandhan Quotes ideas for your brothers: I believe sending a quote represents your feeling to the fullest. So here are some evergreen quotes and rakhi wishes you can take inspiration from and write on your Raksha Bandhan cards.
    1. My brother is one of the most precious gifts sent to me by God!! He protects her sister from all the evil eyes and keeps her in a safe surroundings! Happy Raksha Bandhan to the sweetest brother in the world!!
    2. It may be that memories will fade with time, but the love that brother and sister share will never fade away. Instead, it will multiply over the years. Happy Raksha Bandhan to my dearest brother!!
    3. Even if we will not be together on this Raksha Bandhan to share the thread of Rakhi, but there's always this invisible thread that will keep us connected irrespective of the geographical boundaries.
    4. Nothing can change my love for you, brother, be it the money or the time!! The celebration of Rakhi brings in more love and blessing in our relationship. Happy Raksha Bandhan to my dear brother!!
    5. We may grow old for other people, but for our brothers and sisters, we are always children!! We have lived with each other since our childhood, and so the relationship is innocent! A very happy Raksha Bandhan to my dearest brother!!
    6. We get and then forget many things in life, but indeed, your trust in me will never be broken. I am there, and I will always be there for you no matter what!!
    7. All the festivals may be very colourful, but there isn't any festival as powerful as Raksha Bandhan! Happy Raksha Bandhan to the most lovable brother of the Universe!!
    8. Dear brother, I hope this bond grows and grows as long as I live!! The relationship that I share with my brother is the perfect one!! There is no scar, same as there are no scars in the appearance of the moons! I wish a thrilled and healthy Raksha Bandhan to my dear brother!!
    9. The thread of Rakhi is so compelling that it can bring even two people from different communities together and let them share this pious relationship of brothers and sisters. Happy Raksha Bandhan to the most loving brother of the Universe!!
    10. Years will go, and our relationship will grow!! Days will pass, but there will always be love in our hearts. Dear brother, you make my life a brilliant start. Always be with me the way you have been till now. A very Happy Raksha Bandhan to my dear brother!!
  10. Rakshan Bandhan quotes ideas for your sister.
    1. Today, on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the best sister in the World! Happy Raksha Bandhan to the best sister of the Universe!!
    2. This one is the most beautiful relationship that I share with my sister! I am so obliged to God for gifting me with such a wonderful and protective sister. A heartfelt Raksha Bandhan to my dear sister!!
    3. On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I want to send all my love and good wishes to my dear sister, who has always been my best friend!! Love for my
    4. Your sister competes with you as long as she is a child, but there cannot be a more loving relationship like hers!! So today, on Raksha Bandhan's occasion, I want to thank my sister for being my best companion!!
    5. A sister is someone who will care for you the most no matter what, and she will always be the best companion of your life! I, too, have a sweet sister who feels all my agony and pain and helps me out to the fullest in fighting them!! Happy Raksha Bandhan to my dearest sister!!
    6. It feels great to think about those little fights that I used to have with my childhood and then not live even for a moment without each other. Now that we are grown-ups, I need her way more than before. Lots of Love to my dearest sister on this Raksha Bandhan!!
    7. My sister is that sweet angel who has spread love all over in my life. Be it the bad or the good times. She has always helped me with her brilliant ideas. I love her more than anything in the Universe. Happy Raksha Bandhan to the most loving sister of the Universe!!
    8. The sweet & innocent smile of my sister brings happiness to my life!! Lots of love to my dear sister on this Raksha Bandhan!!
    9. On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I want to promise my dear sister that I will always stand by her side! Lots of hugs and love to my dear sister on Raksha Bandhan!!

The sentiments expressed through Raksha Bandhan are those of maintaining family bonds. This is evident in the festival's primary function of binding brothers and sisters. However, there are other factors present. Hospitality is a vital part of the Hindu culture. Guests are sure to receive lavish attention and are treated with respect. If you accept an invitation to attend Raksha Bandhan, you will have a warm welcome as an honoured guest. Happy Raksha Bandhan!!