“Raksha Bandhan” is made up of two words “Raksha” which means protection and “Bandhan” which means Bond. So the Word Raksha Bandhan means the bond of protection. This festival is celebrated in the holy month of Sharvana on the full moon night, often called as Purnima. Raksha Bandhan festival is being celebrated from thousands of years and has many mythological stories associated with it in which the underlying thing is the love of brothers and sisters. Raksha Bandhan 2018 is falling on 26th August 2018(Sunday).
One of the stories behind the festival of Raksha Bandhan is of Lord Krishna and Draupadi. Once during a war with King Shishupal, Draupadi tied a torn piece of cloth from her saree to the wrist of Lord Krishna as the symbol of care and protection. And In turn, Lord Krishna promised to protect Draupadi from any harm. Year passed by when once Pandavas, Husbands of Draupadi lost her in the game of dice against Kauravas who then tried to remove the saree of Draupadi. At this hour of need, Lord Krishna rescued Draupadi by elongating the saree of Draupadi so much that Kauravas got tired of pulling it. Since then, this festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy, celebrating the unique bond between siblings.
On Raksha Bandhan everyone gets ready in the unique and special traditional outfits, sisters waiting to tie Rakhi on their brother’s wrist and in turn get the gift from brothers as the token of love. It is day where the whole family comes together to celebrate this special day. Though this festival is thousands of years old, it has come up with changes with the modern twist. Now designer Rakhi’s are available also if separated by miles, you can also connect through social media platforms available on the internet and can also send Rakhi online. Technology has made things so simple and smooth hassle free.
Rakhi is the festival celebrates with great zeal and enthusiasm. Markets are full of offers and special discounts on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Even Government also rolls out special deals to celebrate this festival of love. This festival reminds us as a family to be together always and the unique bond between brothers & sister. This festival is unique and occupies a special place in the heart of siblings. This festival spreads love, care, and oneness among the siblings.