Saturday, June 11, 2016

When is Rakhi Festival in 2016?

Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan festival will be celebrated on august 18 2016 this year. In Hindu tradition Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan festival is celebrated to illustrate and to celebrate love, care, bond and concern of brother and sisters for each other every year and this year Rakhi will be celebrate on 19 august 2016. Every year Raksha Bandhan is celebrated during full moon or Purnima day of Shravana month. According to Hindu division of the day the best time to tie the Rakhi Festival  is during aparahna which is late afternoon. This time is pretty suitable to do all the rituals. All the rituals should not be performed during Bhadra because bhadra time is not considered as a good time for any auspicious work.

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Rakhi festival is the festival of monsoon, which has a deeper meaning. This monsoon season eliminates the dirt of life and brings the new prosperity and new hopes in everyone’s life. This is one of the reasons why Hindus consider it the month of shravan as a holy one to celebrate the pure and pious bond of brother and sister. Rakhi is an emblem of love and protection, the scared thread of Rakhi is a symbol of a bond of a brother and sister. It intends to signify a harmonious relationship between a brother and a sister. For the community of different parts the ceremony of shravani has very special significance.

Raksha Bandhan is the day which has become the cynosure of brotherhood which is celebrated around the world with loads of love, enthusiasm, and affection blooming in it. The day is being celebrated as per the Indian calendar, which changes every year. The festival also falls on different date every year. This festival is not only a ceremony of tying a thread on brother’s wrist but has transited into trust, love which a girl ties on her brother’s wrist and prays for his lifetime well being. In different cities this festival is known with different names, in Mumbai Raksha Bandhan festival is called narial purnima or coconut full moon and in Keral, people call it as avani avittam. Every region has given this festival a different name and ways for enjoying the festival but the actual spirit of the festival enliven in every bit of it, which swabs the true colour in the mirage of India.

Raksha Bandhan is also celebrated between those boys and girls also who shares a caring and loving relationship whether they are biologically related or not by tying this scared thread on the wrist, this thread itself is a symbol of love and care. Cousins brothers and sisters also celebrate Rakhi and shares the same pious bond of affection, love and care. The brother gives a promise to his sister to protect her from every hurdle and problem or any bad situation and will always be with her. Raksha Bandhan creates and maintains a  special and beautiful relationship between a brother and a sister, so this year also this festival spread the same love among all the cousins, brothers and sisters.

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