Raksha Bandhan ‑ Hindu
|Event Name||Raksha Bandhan - Hindu|
|Start Date||7th Aug 2017 11:59pm|
Rakshya Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters; the festival is also popularly used to celebrate any brother-sister like relationship between men and women who are relatives or biologically unrelated. It is called Rakhi Purnima, or simply Rakhi, in many parts of India. The festival is observed by Hindus, Jains, and many Sikhs. Raksha Bandhan is primarily observed in India, Mauritius and parts of Nepal. It is also celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs in parts of Pakistan, and by some people of Indian origin around the world. In Nepal, this day is observed as Janai Purnima, where people change Janai, which is a cord made of cotton threads worn diagnally on the torso. Wearing Janai is considered a Vedic ritual and it has to be changed every year on this day. It is a prime day to pay homage to the Lord Shiva and there is a great pilgrimage in places such as Gosainkunda, Budhanilkantha, Pashupatinath, Kumbheshwor Temple, among others.
Raksha Bandhan is an ancient festival, and has many myths and historic legends linked to it.