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Description : Rakhi, which is also known as Raksha Bandhan, is a Hindu festival which is celebrated across India. Raksha Bandhan is recognized and celebrated among Hindus for its symbolic significance. [...more]
Also Called : Raksha Bandhan
Significance : tying the sacred thread by sisters to their brothers
Deity(s) : Goddess Indrani, Lord Indra
Key Rituals : Raksha Bandhan Puja, Thread ceremony
Mythological Figures : Lord Krishna, Yudhishthira, Draupadi, Goddess Indrani, Lord Indra

2016 Raksha Bandhan date : August 18 (Thursday)
2017 Raksha Bandhan date : August 07 (Monday)
2018 Raksha Bandhan date : August 26 (Sunday)
2019 Raksha Bandhan date : August 15 (Thursday)

Hindu Calendar Date :
Purnimanta - Purnima of Shravana month (Shukla Paksha)
Amanta - Purnima of Shravana month (Shukla Paksha)

2018 Raksha Bandhan Muhurat :
Jaipur - 06:07 to 17:25
Chennai - 06:00 to 17:25
Mumbai - 06:25 to 17:25
Kolkata - 05:20 to 17:25
Gurgaon - 06:00 to 17:25
Hyderabad - 06:04 to 17:25
Bengaluru - 06:11 to 17:25
Ahmedabad - 06:23 to 17:25
Chandigarh - 05:59 to 17:25


Observances :
  • sisters tie Rakhi to their brothers
  • Aarti for the brothers imbued with prayers of their long life
  • brothers offer gifts to their sisters
  • preparation of delicious recipes

Legends :
  • There are various legends of Raksha Bandhan, but the legend mentioned in Bhavishya Purana is the most authenticated one [...more]

Art Work :
Rakhi Greetings, Rakhi Mehandi Designs, Rakhi Images
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