When is Raksha Bandhan in 2017 in India
Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival which is celebrated on 7th Aug 2017 in India. Raksha Bandhan implies safety and protection. Raksha Bandhan is a festival of love, togetherness, care, warmth, and sacred feelings amongst siblings. In this celebration, sisters make a Rakhi for her brothers. Raksha Bandhan is a festival to express love amongst brothers and sisters. Raksha implies protection and Bandhan implies verb to tie (Bound). Rakhi is most delightful relationship in an indistinguishable bound of affection and trust.
How to celebrate Rakhi ?
As per Hindu calendar, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in the month of shravan on full moon day. This day is celebrated by all the Indians around the globe. Raksha Bandhan characterizes the attachment and love amongst brothers and sisters. Today, almost every religion celebrates this day. In India, this is a hindu religion specific festival that every individual celebrates. This celebration is celebrated by various names in different territories.
On this day Ladies begin the preparation no less than a day or week before the actual festival day to make the day unique and memorable. They purchase rakhi, rakhi presents, desserts, rakhi pooja thalis and so on. On the day of Raksha Bandhan, sisters set up the pooja thalis with rice, diya, rolis, rakhi, and sweets. It all starts with praying God for well being, and afterward sisters tie Rakhi on the wrist of their brothers in the midst of chanting mantras. Then the sister puts roli and rice on brother’s forehead and prays for his wellbeing, happiness, and prosperity. In return, brother gives her gifts and promise to stand by with her in all the good and bad times.