Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a festival of celebrating the auspicious bond of protection between brother and sister. India is a country of festival and every year all Indians celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan with joy and happiness.
This year Raksha Bandhan 2017 festival date is observed on a working day. Rakhi commemorating the bond of affection, faith, duty and promise would be on 7th August 2017, Monday. Raksha Bandhan is basically Hindus’ festival but all other communities are also celebrating it.
On the day of Rakshabandhan, sister ties a sacred thread to her brother and prays for the betterment of her brother.
Raksha Bandhan 2017 Date:
7 August 2017, Monday
Muhurat to Tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan 2017:
11:04 am to 09:13 pm (10 Hours 8 min)
When is Raksha Bandhan Celebrated?:
On the Full Moon day of Shravan month of Hindu calendar (Shravani Purnima)
Since ages people are celebrating Raksha Bandhan festival on the full moon day of Shravana month of Hindu calendar in India.
Rakhi festival also has a social significance because it underlines the notion that everybody should live in harmonious coexistence with each other.
On this day, sisters tie Rakhi on the right hand wrist of their brothers and also prays for him. Then some sisters also give gift to her brother and in return, brothers also give gifts to their sisters. The gift symbolizes the physical acceptance of her love, reminder of their togetherness and his pledge.
Before a month of Raksha Bandhan, markets are filled with beautiful and colorful Rakhis. Nowadays there are also cartoon characters and trending Rakhis available.
Bollywood films have given some beautiful songs for celebrating this beautiful festival of Raksha Bandhan.
So have you bought Rakhi for your brother??
Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017…!!!
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