According to Indian tradition, we celebrate Raksha Bandhan 2022 as an example of the unconditional love of our brother and sister in the Full Moon in the month of Shravan. On this day, a sister ties Rakhi to her brother’s wrist by rubbing tilak over his head and praying for his well-being and protection. The festival is also known as “Shravani” as it is celebrated in the month of Shravan.
The Raksha Bandhan is celebrated throughout the Indian subcontinent but is culturally diverse and is celebrated with different names in different places. In some regions in terms of traditional influence, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in a very different way. In Northern India, On this day sister ties Rakhi to her brother and wishes her brother good blessings and success. Also, brothers give gifts to their sisters with the promise of helping them in difficult times.
Raksha Bandhan 2022 Date and Muhurta Timings
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The Importance of Rakhi
The Raksha Bandhan represents an enduring bond of love, care, and respect. It symbolizes the concept of protection. However, when viewed in a wide area, Raksha Bandhan spread the natural message of international brotherhood and sisterhood. The Rakhi festival, therefore, conveys a social-spiritual message emphasizing the need to promote virtues and purity in thought, word, and deed.
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Raksha Bandhan 2022 Rituals
Women start preparing for Raksha Bandhan days or weeks before the event. They will buy Rakhi, the sacred cord tied around his brothers’ wrists. In exchange, the brothers will buy for their sisters.
The brothers (brother-in-law), and other family members, met early in the morning. The ladies tie a racket to their brothers’ wrists, smear tilak on their foreheads, and offer sweets, dried fruit, and other gifts after lighting a Diya before the deity.
A sister prays for her brother’s welfare while tying up Rakhi. The practice includes aarti thali, which is a brightly colored plate, flowers, sweets, and more.
In exchange, the brother sends his sister gifts, such as sweets, dried fruit, and the like. They kissed and the elders blessed the children. For several days the brothers wore Rakhi as a memorial and to show respect for his sister’s love.
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Raksha Bandhan 2022 Celebration Across India
On the day of Raksha Bandhan, merging Ramrakhi on Godsend for Women, tying the Chuda Rakhi is a common way of celebrating. In addition to the ordinary Rakhi, in Ramrakha, we place a sacred red thread and on top of it a yellow star, and then at chooda Rakhi, the sisters put bracelets on their buffaloes. In some places, people worship gods and make Peter. Parental Offering – Ancestor Salvation Method (Pitru-Tarpan). The people practice many forms of puja and perform various religious rituals such as anushtan and Yagya.
Uttaranchal region, Rakshabandhan is celebrated as Shravani. On this day the salvation of Sage rishi is done by Yagya. Brahman pundits tie a racket to the host and give blessings and the host gives them a Dakshina. Similarly, in Maharashtra, the festival is known as “Narali Purnima”. People visit the river or the sea and at Varun dev, they donate Coconut.
In Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Orissa, the festival is known as Avani Avittam. Similar to the Maharashtra festivals, people visit the sea, bathe and worship, and sing songs while performing the yagna. It is said that it helps to save – our old evil karma and the holiness and purity of our souls, we promise to live together for a brighter future.
Raksha Bandhan 2022 Stories in Hindu Mythology Bhavishya Purana
According to Indian texts, Rakhi is first mentioned in the Puranas. According to Bhavishya Purana, war broke out between the gods and the demons. Demons were ruling the Gods and the Leader of the Gods “Indra” was escaping to save his life and Indrani saw him. He then tied one of the Resham strings sung with the mantra in his hand and that day was the Purnima of the month of Shravan.
This magic thread worked for Indra and he defeated the Demons which led to the restoration of his ‘Swarg’ empire. From that day on, the month of Shravan Purnima became a Day of Defense and we celebrate this tradition as Raksha Bandhan.
The story of Asur Raj Bali
There is another legendary story related to Bhakt Prahlad’s son Asur Raj Bali. As the story goes, Bali won all the loka’s by gaining great power. To end his cruelty, King Vishnu switched to Vaman’s avatar and sent him to Pataal Loka.
At pataal Loka, Bali delighted King Vishnu by punishing him and asking King Vishnu to stay with him at Patal Loka. King Vishnu granted her request. To fulfill his wish the King began to live only in Patal Lok so the goddess Lakshmi began to worry about this. Finally, Devarshi Narad lifted the goddess to tie the knot and make her his brother. This is the reason why King Vishnu returned to his original place of Vaikuntha.
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A story from Mahabharat
Also in the Mahabharata, there is a story related to this festival. When King Krishna killed Sisupala at that moment one finger was cut off and blood came out. Draupadi spotted it and cut off the fabric of his robe and tied it to Krishna’s finger. In showing kindness on his return Krishna protected him during the Vidyut Sabha period by giving him an unfinished cloth to protect him in Dushasan and which was a great change and the real reason for the Mahabharata.
Raksha Bandhan 2022 Stories in History
The most famous story in history is Mewad Queen Karmavati and Mughal Emperor Humayun. When Bahadur Shah attacked Mewar and the Queen was in great distress he sent Rakhi to Emperor Humayun to defend his empire. In honor of Rakhi the Queen, he went to Mewad and fought against Bahadur Shah.
Tie Rakhi as your Zodiac signs
With the Aries symbol, Rakhi red is consider a good thing. This helps to put a lot of energy and enthusiasm into a brother’s life. You can also tie a yellow tie or Kesar Rakhi too. You must put a Kesar tilak on a brother’s head.
In the Taurus symbol, Rakhi white and silver are consider beautiful. You can use tilak for Roli and Rice.
The symbol of Gemini, Green, and Chandan Rakhi is considered a good thing. You can use Turmeric tilak.
With the sign of Cancer, White Resham and Moti line make Rakhi look like an admirable person. You can use Thai Chandan.
In Leo’s sign, Rakhi yellow, and pink are consider correct. You can use Turmeric and Roli tilak.
With the sign of Virgo, White Reshmi or Green color is considered a good thing. You can use turmeric and Chandan tilak.
The colors Blue, White, and Cream are consider good with the symbol of Libra. You can use kerak tilak.
By the sign of Scorpio, the color Pink and Red is consider beautiful. You can use Tivoli Roli.
According to the Sagittarius sign, the Yellow Reshmi Rakhi color is consider beautiful. You can use turmeric tilak and Kumkum.
With the Capricorn symbol, the color Raw Green or Dark Rakhi is considered a beauty. You can use Kesar tilak.
By the sign of Aquarius, the Rakhi made by Rudraksha is consider a good thing. If this is not possible, you can tie Rakhi yellow and use turmeric tilak.
With the sign of Pisces, the bright yellow color is considered beautiful. You can use turmeric tilak.
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The Raksha Bandhan is a day to remember childhood, a day to feast on sweets, a day to entertain and spice up the bond of brother and sister, and a day to promise the brothers that they will always protect their sisters.
Aipastro wishes you a successful Raksha Bandhan festival.