Why Is Raksha Bandhan Celebrated ? Traditionally Hindu Festival

  • May 26, 2019

Today we are going to talk about why raksha bandhan is celebrated. Rakhi Bandhan is also called Rakhi, Saluno, Silono, Rakri. Raksha Bandhan is a popular, traditionally Hindu, annual ritual or ceremony, which is in the center of the festival of the same name, the Indian Celebrated in parts of subcontinent, and people around the world are influenced by culture. Let us get some information about this festival.

On the day of Raksha Bandhan, the sisters of all ages join a Talisman, or Amrut, who bind their brothers on the wrist. Which protects them as a symbol, and in turn the sister receives gifts. This festival is very popular. The rituals associated with this festival extend beyond their traditional territories. The word Rakhi comes from Sanskrit rakṣikā. Leona M. Anderson and Pamela D.Young described it as "one of the most popular festivals of northern India". Sociologist Yogendra Singh has noted the contributions of American anthropologist McKim Marriott to understand the origins of the Rakshabandhan festival.

Raksha Bandhan


Why Is Raksha Bandhan Celebrated ?  Traditionally Hindu Festival

When Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in different parts of South Asia, different days mark different times. In western Bengal and Odisha, the day is also called Jhulan Purnima. Prayers and prayers of Lord Krishna and Radha are made there. Sisters keep the brothers together and want immortality. Political parties, offices, friends, colleges to school, from the street to the palace, celebrate this day with new hope for a good relationship.

In Maharashtra, the festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated with Narali Poornima. Kolis is a fishermen community in coastal state. Fishermen pray to Lord Varuna, the Hindu god of the sea, to request their blessings. As part of religious rituals, Lord Varuna is thrown into the sea as a coconut offering. And girls and women attach to their brother's wrist.

In Haryana, besides celebrating Raksha Bandhan, people celebrate Salono festival. Salono is celebrated by priests, who impose strength against wickedness on people's wrist. And sisters prey well on their brothers, and the brothers promise to give her a gift. In Nepal, Raksha bandhan is known as Janai Purnima or Rishitarpani, and includes a sacred thread ceremony. It is seen by both Nepalese Hindus and Buddhists. Hindu men change threads worn around their chest or garnet, while girls and women in some parts of Nepal keep their brother on the wrist. The brothers of Raksha Bandhan are watched by other Hindus of Nepal during one day of the festival of festival. This festival is watched by Shaiva Hindus, and it is known as Gunhu Punhi in the Newar community.

According to the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated on Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi full moon in the month of Shravan, which is also known as Shravan Purnima. On the occasion of Rakhi, bonding of love between brothers and sisters is confirmed. It is usually a Hindu festival. According to traditions, on this festival, the sister prepares the worship plate with initiation, rice, rollie and beans. And worship God, and keeping it on the wrist of his brother and praying for his well-being. In return, brother accepts love from his promise to save his sister and gives him gifts. Traditionally, then they share and eat desserts like Kaju Katli, Jalebi, and Burfi. This festival strengthens the bonds of love between sisters and brothers.



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