Date, History, Significance And Importance Of The Day, And Its Connection With The Mahabharata


Raksha Bandhan 2021: Know The Date, History And Significance Of The Day

Raksha Bandhan 2021: This 12 months, the Rakhi competition falls on 22 August, Sunday. (File)

New Delhi:

Raksha Bandhan, which implies the bond of security, celebrates the auspicious brother-sister relationship.

The Hindu competition is noticed on the full-moon day or Purnima within the Hindu calendar month of Shravan. This 12 months it is being celebrated on Sunday – August 22. 

On today, a sister ties a thread on the wrist of her brother as an emblem of her unconditional religion in him and of her prayers for his lengthy life. 

In return, the brother guarantees to maintain her completely happy all the time and shield her from all troubles. The competition celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. Gifts are exchanged amid enormous celebration. 

Raksha Bandhan 2021 timings

Raksha Bandhan is often known as Rakhi, after the ornamental thread sisters tie on their brothers’ wrist, in lots of components of India. While it may be celebrated all day lengthy, there’s a specific time throughout which this age-old ritual of tying the rakhi needs to be achieved.

According to the Hindu Panchang, the Purnima Tithi for Raksha Bandhan 2021 will start at 7 PM on August 21 and finish at 5:31 PM on August 22.

But the auspicious time for tying the rakhi will start at 6:15 AM on August 22 and proceed until 5:31 PM the identical night.

History of Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan has its roots in a preferred incident described within the epic, Mahabharata. Once Lord Krishna was flying a kite and lower one among his fingers with the thread. Then Draupadi tore a bit from her saree and tied it on Krishna’s finger to cease the bleeding. Moved by the gesture, Krishna promised her that he’ll shield her from all evils all through his life.

These days, when sisters tie rakhi, brothers provide them items and sweets. Sweet dishes are cooked at house and all members of the family put on new garments.


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