Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is an auspicious Hindu festival celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Shravan (typically August) according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar. This festival signifies love and care in the relationship of a brother and sister. On this day, sisters tie a Rakhi (decorated thread) on their brother’s wrist and pray for their prosperous life whereas brother vows to protect her.
Why Raksha Bandhan is celebrated
Although there are numerous legends attached to Raksha Bandhan, some of the most notable ones are:
Indra and Indrani – This is a story from the Vedic period where Indra and Indrani were two companions. In that time, a battle between Gods and Demons took place, where Indrani tied a thread on Indra’s wrist to empower and protect him from demons.
Krishna and Draupadi – In the epic, Mahabharata, there is an incident where Lord Krishna’s finger got hurt in a battle with Shishupal. Then, Draupadi tore a piece of cloth from her saree and tied it around the finger of Lord Krishna to stop the bleeding. Lord Krishna was so touched
by this kind of action of Draupadi that he vowed to protect her at all costs.
Lord Ganesha and Maa Santoshi – Lord Ganesha had two sons, and they requested him to bring someone who can tie a Rakhi on their wrists. On this request, Lord Ganesha created Santoshi Maa who tied Rakhi to his sons.
Meaning of Raksha Bandhan
The word “Raksha” means to protect or protection and “Bandhan” means to tie or bond.
Raksha Bandhan 2020, 2021
In 2020 Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 3rd August, Monday whereas in 2021 Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 22nd August, Sunday.
How Raksha Bandhan is celebrated
On the morning of Raksha Bandhan, Sister worships the god and ties Rakhi on the right wrist of their brother and prays for his well-being. This signifies the affection and care sister has for his brother and in return, the brother vows to protect her. Although this festival is instinctively for
brothers and sisters, people tie Rakhi to their loved ones. Those who live far from each other send Rakhi through the post and wish each other on cell phones.
Raksha Bandhan Quotations and messages
–Rakhi Wishes for Brother–
“Bachpan ki wo bheeni smritiyan Lekar aaya Rakhi ka tyohaar Baat-baat par wo roothna mera Sneh tumhara jyun babul ka pyaar Mubarak ho Bhaiya tumhein Raksha Bandhan ka ye tyohaar!”
“No matter how far we are on the pious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, our love for each other will never end. I know you are always available whenever I need you. I always pray to God to keep our relationship working for a lifetime.”
“I am very thankful to God who gave me a brother like you. Having a brother like you make me feel safe in this cruel world. I always pray for you to have love, health, and prosperity.”
“You are one of the most precious gifts given by the almighty God to me and I am always thankful to him. You are the most valuable person in my life who always stand by me at every stage of life. Thanks for being with me every time. We will meet soon!”
“On the pious occasion of Rakshabandhan, I just want to say that I am the luckiest sister in the world to have you as my brother. My love and wishes are always with you. I wish you a happy Rakshabandhan!”
“As an elder sister, I wish this year may your all wishes come true and you may reach the height of success. Always stay blessed, happy, and healthy. Have a lovely Rakshabandhan!”
“You never say no, you never say that’s impossible, and you never say you can’t. That’s my bro, a superman who make things possible and who make paths smoother. I love you, Bro.”
“Dear Brother, while tying this Rakhi, I pray to God for your peace, happiness, and prosperity. A warm and loving person like you deserves the best of life. Happy Raksha Bandhan. “
“You helped me while I was in trouble, you made me feel safe when I was scared and other things you did to make me happy. Thanks are insufficient for all this. Happy Raksha Bandhan to you, Brother”
“My brother is my best friend. You stand by me when I am alone; you make me feel happy when I am low. Thanks for being me always, Dear Brother. Happy Raksha Bandhan”
“I felt so blessed and treasured to have a brother like you in my life. You like an Angel who is always there when I need you. Thanks, Brother and have a happy Raksha Bandhan.”
–Rakhi Wishes for Sister–
“It leaves a smile on my face when I think of those trifling fights we had and suddenly used to make up. The memories may fade away with passing time, but the love we share will only grow. Happy Raksha Bandhan, Dear Sister “
“God sent in my life a beautiful Angel in your guise, Sister. In good times or bad ones, you’re ready to extend your help and support. Thanks for all you do.”
“Your charming smile makes my days. With your caring ways, you become my second mother. Darling Sister, what may come I will always stand by you.”
“I love to tease you by calling different names. I love to tease you. Oh! How much I’ll miss those petty fights, we have after you are gone to your sasural. I will always love you, Sis.”
“Intelligent and beautiful as you are, my sister is the best. On this Raksha Bandhan, I just want to let you know that I am proud of you.”
“To my sweet angel like sister, May God bless you with loads of happiness, health, and wealth. See, God has already begun showering you with chocolate. Happy Raksha Bandhan”
“Before I utter anything, you understand. You have been my friend to whom I can share all my secrets. I love you, my darling sister.”
“We laugh and cry, we play and fight. We shared moments of happiness and sorrows, which made our bond stronger. Happy Raksha Bandhan to you Sis.”
“Phoolon ka taron ka sabka kehna hain, Ek hazaron main meri Behna hain. Wish you a Happy Rakhi. “