Raksha Bandhan is a special festival in Hindu Religion that celebrates the bond of brother and sister by tying a holy thread around the wrist of brothers. This thread is known as 'Rakhi'. The sister conducts aarti before her brother and put tilak of roli and rice on his forehead, so that God blesses him. It is believed that the thread tied by the sister has the power of protecting the brothers.
Raksha Bandhan festival is always celebrated on the full moon of the Hindu month Shraavana. According to English calendar, it usually falls in the month of August. Check the following calendar of dates of Raksha Bandhan in coming few years:
(Raksha Bandhan in 2016) is on Thursday, August 18, 2016
(Raksha Bandhan in 2015) is on Saturday, the 29 of August
Raksha Bandhan in 2014 is on Sunday, the 10 of August.
Raksha Bandhan in 2013 is on Wednesday, the 21 of August.
Raksha Bandhan in 2012 was on Thursday, the 2 of August.
Raksha Bandhan in 2011 was on Saturday, the 13 of August.
Raksha Bandhan festival is very significant in the Hindu society, which values the relationships to a great extent. This festival, apart from strengthening the relationship between brothers and sisters, it also strengthens the relationship of the society in general. It affirms loyalty and faith of people not only amongst themselves, but also for the society. Celebrating Raksha Bandhan creates a feeling of unity and belongingness in the minds of the people.
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