Rakhsha Bandhan – The Indian Festival of Brothers and Sisters

Rakhsha Bandhan is an Indian festival celebrated every year on the day of the Purnima of Sharavan month of Hindu Calender.

On this day sister tie a thread on the wrist of her brother which is called Rakhi and also applies a tilak on his forehead. Brothers give gifts and sweets to her sisters and promise to protect them.

Rakhsha Bandhan is a bond of love, care, and respect. It showcases the different bonds between brother and sister who always fight but are together in difficulties.

It is a traditional Hindu festival that is celebrated every year.

When is Rakhsha Bandhan 2022?

This year Rakhsha Bandhan is celebrated on 11 August 2022. But according to some people, 12 August is also the day of Rakhi. But according to the Hindu calendar on the day of 11 Rakhi is for the whole day while on 12 August it is for the only morning.

Stories behind the festival of Rakhsha Bandhan

There are several mythological stories behind the celebration of the Indian festival Rakhsha Bandhan. Let us know some of the stories.

Once lord Krishna cut his finger and Draupadi tied it with a piece of cloth from his Saree. Thus Lord Krishna promised to protect and help her whenever she need. After that piece of the cloth becomes a sacred thread and people start celebrating as a festival of care and protection.

There is also another story of Santoshi Maa. Lord Ganesha has two sons Shubh and Labh. Both sons are frustrated because they do not have any sister to celebrate Rakhi. During that time Saint Narada also visits Ganesha and told him that there should be a sister for Shubh and Labh. Then with powers and flames, Lord Ganesha created Santoshi Maa.

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