Raksha Bandhan 2017 Date and Time : The great Indian Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan is gearing near. So you need to pull up socks and start preparing for the celebrations. This year it’s falling on Monday, August 7. It can be celebrated from morning 11:07 am to 1:50 pm. Lunar eclipse is also falling on the same day, from 10.52 pm to 12.22 am. This festival is celebrated on a full-moon day of the Shravana month in Hindu calendar. The exact varies from place to place due to the changes in waxing and waning of the moon. Every year, it usually falls on a day in August. Before learning how to celebrate Raksha Bandhan, let’s know why it is celebrated in India.
What is Raksha Bandhan?
Raksha Bandhan is also referred to as Rakhi in short. It is celebrated by Hindus and Jain all around the world. Rakhi is all about bond of love and trust between brothers and sisters and the name of festival itself means ‘bond of protection’. People who aren’t actually brother-sister also celebrate the festival. Siblings share gifts and take part in a short sweet ritual to mark the celebration of Raksha Bandhan. Brother gives her sister a present and promise to protect her throughout the lifetime.
How is Raksha Bandhan celebrated?
Rakhi is celebrated grandly on the Indian subcontinent. Big Hindu communities organise celebrations in India, Mauritius and Nepal. In the morning, the brothers and sisters mark the beginning of the celebration with a short Puja. Sister ties the rakhi on her brother’s wrist and they exchange gifts in the presence of their family. Usually, the Rakhi is made by the sister herself. They feed each other and whole day the festivity goes around in the family.