Raksha Bandhan Date 2019 & Significance of the Rakhi Festival
When is Rakhi in India: Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 15 August this year.
When is Rakhi in India: Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 15 August this year.Photo: iStock

Raksha Bandhan Date 2019 & Significance of the Rakhi Festival

Raksha Bandhan is here and the markets are filled with vendors selling colourful Rakhis. It will be celebrated on 15 August 2019 along with the Independence day of India.

Raksha Bandhan is the celebration of the beautiful bond that brothers and sisters share and the vow of protection that the brothers make to their sisters.

It is a Hindu festival which is celebrated on the Shravan Poornima or the day of full moon in the month of Sawan. Sisters tie Rakhi on their brothers’ wrists and feed them sweets ,and in return, brothers take a vow to protect their sisters forever.

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Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated along with the 73rd Independence Day of India ie, 15 August 2019. Rakhi that the sisters tie on their bothers’ wrists represent their love and affection. They pray for their brothers’ good health and a prosperous life.

In some places, women and girls also keep a fast on Raksha Bandhan and resist eating or drinking anything until the ceremony. They dress up in new traditional clothes to mark this day.

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Raksha Bandhan 2019: Significance

As per the popular belief, Rani Karnavati, the widowed queen of Chittor, had sent a Rakhi to Mughal emperor Humayun to seek his protection during the invasion by the Sultan of Gujarat, Bahadur Shah. People also believe that Draupadi had tied a Rakhi on Lord Krishna’s wrist.

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