Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is the celebration of the bond between brothers and sisters. The auspicious brother-sister bond is worth honouring as they are the best buddies, a secret keeper, a source of inspiration, and a guide in life. That’s all beyond the annoying sibling connection, of course. Happy Raksha Bandhan
The word Raksha Bandhan means the sacred thread of safety that a brother vows for a lifetime.
This sibling celebration is one of the grandest of its kind, and it’s cherishable among siblings and other relatives. Raksha Bandhan witnesses an adrenaline rush among the young ones as they come close to each other. Additionally, visiting the temple and a wide range of food items makes the day even more special.
It is also advisable to stay safe as the COVID-19 pandemic has not ended yet. Make sure to sanitize and use masks whenever you go out for a celebration like this.
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Date and Time
The festival of Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan falls on the Full Moon(Purnima) night of Shrawan. The date for this year’s Rakhi is 31st August 2023 in Nepal, while it will be observed on 30th August in India.
The auspicious timings for the initiation of the festival are after 9:01 PM on 30th August. However, the Purnima tithi will begin at 10:58 AM on Aug 31, 2023, as per Hindu Panchang.
Significance of Raksha Bandhan
The festival begins with a sacred silken thread that a sister ties to a brother’s wrist, a symbol of her absolute belief in him and her prayers for his long life. Along with gifts in return, a brother also vows the happiness and safety of his sister.
The historical relevance of the festival dates back to a tale from Mahabharat. Once Lord Krishna got a cut on his finger, Draupadi tied a piece of cloth from her saree to suspend blood flow. Touched by the gesture, Lord Krishna promised Draupadi lifelong protection from all the outrage. He kept his commitment with an everlasting saree while Kauravas attempted to disrobe her.
It is this event that influenced the modern-day rakhi celebration.
Raksha Bandhan in India
The people in India find great joy and happiness in celebrating the Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi festival in traditional attires.
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) is an elective holiday in India. The festival is famous in Northern India.
Raksha Bandhan in Nepal
Besides Raksha Bandhan, the day also marks Janai Purnima and Kwati khaane din in Nepal. The Terai region of Nepal marks Raksha Bandhan with great zest and pleasure. They follow all the worship rituals, timings, and procedures of the festival.
Wishes Messages Greetings
You have always been my best friend, holding my hand, and making sure the path I moved was free of obstructions. Thank you for being the best brother in this whole world. Happy Raksha Bandhan 2023
I always treasure the moments we spent together. Lucky to have a brother who constantly takes care of me. Happy Raksha Bandhan Bhai!
A very Happy Raksha Bandhan to the most bothersome brother in the world and surprisingly, the person I love the most. Lots of gifts and chocolate coming your way!
Bhaiya mere rakhi ke bandhan ko nibahana… Happy Raksha Bandhan bro
I am thankful to God for giving me a sister like you. Happy Raksha Bandhan!
We may be far apart but never far by heart. Sending you loads of love and chocolates on this Raksha Bandhan. Happy Rakhi 2023
Brothers are like lampposts along a dark and lengthy road that illuminate the path and make travelling worthwhile. Love you, Brother.
This sacred thread you fasten on my wrist will strengthen our bond and fill my heart with more love for you. You are the best. Happy Raksha Bandhan sister
Dear bhaiya, you are missed. Love you to the moon and back. Happy Rakhi. Come home soon.
On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I want to promise you my sister that no matter what happens, I shall always stand by your side. Happy Rakhi sissy
Rakhsha Bandhan Quotes
“Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.” – Vietnamese Proverb
“A brother is a friend given by Nature.” – Jean Baptiste Legouve
“A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” – Isadora James
“My big brother still thinks he’s a better singer than me.”– Rod Stewart
“Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply.”– Jane Austen
“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero”- Marc Brown
“My brother may not always be at my side but he is always in my heart”
“Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.”– Amy Li
“Being a big sister is to love your brother, even if he does not want it or love you in return.”- Unknown
“As we grew up, my brothers acted like they didn’t care, but I always knew they looked out for me and were there!” – Catherine Pulsifer
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Enjoy the brother-sister day on 22nd August and make sure to read the upcoming Krishna Janmashtami blog.