2021 Rakhi Purnima Date and Celebration of Raksha Bandhan 2021 and details

2021 Rakhi Purnima Date

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Purnima is one of the major Hindu festivals which is celebrated all over the world. Celebration of Rakhi Purnima is meant to the unique bond between brothers and sisters. We can call this as Brothers and Sisters festival. Every year on Rakhi Purnima, sisters tie a beautiful Rakhi (A Colorful Holy Thread) to their brother’s wrists to symbolize their everlasting relationship. Tieing Rakhi is not only for Relationship symbol, it is also the symbol of the brother’s care and protection from Negative energies. On Rakhi day, the sisters pray for their brother’s long life and well-being. They exchange gifts, sweets and indulge in delicious food during Rakhi celebrations. Check below the 2021 Rakhi Purnima Date 

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Every Year Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in Sravana Masam during full moon day or Purnima day. In 2021, Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 22 August 2021. The Purnima Tithi begins at 7:00 PM on Aug 21, 2021, and ends at 5:31 PM on Aug 22, 2021. On the day of Raksha Bandhan, the thread ceremony time is from 6:15 AM to 5:31 PM.

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Story and Significance Of Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan translates to a bond of protection in Hindi. The celebration of Rakhi dates back thousands of years, as there are several stories behind the origin of this festival.

As per Puranas, once Lord Krishna got injured by a sharp weapon. At that time Draupadi, the wife of Pandavas had torn off a section of her saree and bandaged Lord Krishna’s finger to keep it from bleeding. In return for this favor, Lord Sri Krishna pledged to protect Draupadi whenever she is in trouble.

Lord Krishna accepted it as ‘Raksha Sutra’ and when the Kauravas attempted to dishonor Draupadi by trying to remove Draupadi’s saree in front of her 5 husbands in a court. With Lord Sri Krishna’s blessings, Draupadi’s saree became endless when Dushasana tried removing her saree. This is how Sri Krishna saved Draupadi like a brother protects a sister.

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