Indian culture is made of lots of traditions and festivals. This festival plays an important role to build a better society where positive qualities thrive and the spirit of co-operation prevails.
There are numerous auspicious days in India, which are celebrating by Indians with lots of happiness.
Rakhi Purnima or Raksha Bandhan is one of the most awaited festival in India. It is known by different names such as Vish Trak (The destroyer of venom), Punya Pradayak (The bestower of boons and Paap Nashak, or destroyer of sins).
The full moon day is considered to be an auspicious day in Indian mythology. Raksha Bandhan festival also comes on the same day in the month of Shravan (August).
According to the Hindu Lunisolar calendar, peoples do land up to celebrate Raksha Bandhan throughout the world for the most part in India, Nepal, and few locals of Pakistan.
Raksha Bandhan is known by the various names is various locals in India. The ceremonies may differ a little from region to region but it generally carries the same aura.
For the farmers in regions, it is celebrated as “Kajri Purnima”. On this day they began planting wheat and go to God for good harvests and in the costal-districts of India, this day is praised as “Narayali Purnima”.
The day is committed to the God Indra (God of Rain), and the God Varuna (God of the ocean).
There is the historical significance of the festival Raksha Bandhan, in which numerous legends are connected with the past of the Hindu mythology.
As per the Hindu mythology, it is accepted that on each Shravana Purnima day the God Yamuna used to tie a sacred string on Yama’s (God of death) wrist.
Yama was so impressed and moved by the quietness of this custom that he proclaimed, who got a rakhi tied from his sister would get immortal.
From that day the tradition or customary has been performed by the individuals. Another legend is identified with the Mahabharata. In Mahabharata, there is an occurrence where Lord Krishna was harmed during the war with ruler Shishupal and left with a draining finger.
At that point, Draupadi had torn a bit of cloth and tied around his wrist to stop bleeding. Krishna was moved then and vowed to answer her affection and dedication in the future, at whatever point she needs that.
The legend of powerful lord Bali and the god Laxmi (Goddess of riches) is additionally popular also. Be that as it may, the narrative of Rani Karnavati and Emperor Humayun is the most noteworthy proof in history related to this celebration.
Rani Karnavati, a widowed queen of the ruler Chittor sent a rakhi to Emperor Humayun with a solicitation to save her dignity and respect. Emperor Humayun touched by the gesture and without wasting time, he started with his troops to save her honor.
But before he reached there, Rani Karnavati performed Johar and sacrificed her life.
Raksha Bandhan is an antiquated Hindu celebration, signifies “a bunch of protection”, an emblematic renewal of one of the most lovely feelings in people.
On this propitious day, according to the convention sister worship God and ties a sacred string or thread on the wrist of her brother and appeals to God for his prosperous future.
It displays her adoration and warmth for her brother and in the return brother pledges to protect her, Gaurd her and Guide her through her in each way for the rest of her life and blesses her with good wishes.
On this day brothers and sisters exchange gifts and enjoy the festival day. Nowadays, as the way of life of individuals has been changing, the sisters and brothers who are living away from one another send their wishes through cards and messages.
The celebration of rakhi unites the whole family and reinforces the power of love and affection between the siblings. A promise is made by brother to her sister for the rest of life on this day, it is the beautiful essence of a sister’s and brother’s relationship.
Therefore Raksha Bandhan is a symbol of purity of connection between them.
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