Saturday, 28 June 2014

Rakhi in India – Raksha Bandhan Celebration in India

Raksha Bandhan in India

Raksha Bandhan is one of the most important festival of Hindu religion which is celebrated all across the India on the full mood day of Sharavan Month. This festival is the symbol of the bond and love between brother and sister. In India the festival of Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) is celebrated with great enthusiasm. The theme of Raksha bandhan is attached with the sacred thread of love known as “Rakhi”, on the special day of Raksha Bandhan, the sisters tie Rakhi on the wrist of her brother and brother assure her that he will protect her from the problems and will give her all the happiness of the world. If the brother is far from the sister on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan then sister sends the Rakhi to her brother for the day of Raksha Bandhan but that celebration is not complete.

Story behind the Raksha Bandhan Celebration

There are many stories behind the raksha bandhan celebration and why it is being celebrated. The festival of Rasha bandha is being celebrated from last 6000 years. There are many stories related of rakha bandhan celebration in India, in history Rani Karnawati sent Rakhi to King Humayun to protect her, the goddess Lakshmi tied rakhi to King Bali to protect her husband, Lord Vishnu and not let him leave the heaven. So there are many stories related to the rakhi.

Raksha bandhan celebration in different parts of India

In India, the celebration of any festival starts a month before the commencement of the date. People start cleaning and decorating the home and start the preparation of the festival a month before. Rakhi is one of the very important festival so the preparation of Raksha
Raksha Bandhan Celebration in India
bandhan also start so earlier as people go for the shopping, sisters and brothers go out and but the best Raksha Bandhan gift for their brother and sisters for the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Brothers and sisters who are living far apart from the each other stars planning to meet and reunite on the special day of Rakhi. On the day of Rakhi spirit of the people is high and there is a general atmosphere of harmony and bliss. This is time for the family reunion. All family members gather and carry out the traditional customs of the day with joy and enthusiasm. Later, everyone relishes the best of food and have a good time. Checkout, how the festival of Raksha bandhan is celebrated in the different parts of India.

Raksha bandhan Celebration in Uttarakhand (North India)

The celebration of raksha bandhan is different in the different parts of India. There is place  Kumaon” in the Uttarakhand states (in North India), the people of Kumaon celebrate the festival of Rakhi with Janopunyu. On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Men of Kumaon change their Janeu (The sacred thread).

Celebration of Raksha Bandhan in West Bengal (East India)

In the east part of India (Bengal, Aasam), the festival of Raksha Bandhan is known as Jhulan Purnima. On the occasion of Rakha Bandhan (Jhulan Purnima), the people of west Bengal do the prayer of Lord Krishna and Radha. Sisters tie the sacred thread of Love (Rakhi) to her brother for the long life of her brother. Schools, colleges are other organization are closed on the special day of Raksha Bandhan.

Raksha Bandhan in Maharashtra (South India)

Raksha Bandhan is known as Narial Pornima in Maharashtra, people also call it at Coconut Full Moon. On the special occasion of Raksha bandhan people of Mumbai through the coconut into the sea to propitiate the sea god (Varuna).   


Journeymart said...

Thank you for providing us the history behind Rakshabandhan