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When is Raksha Bandhan रक्षा बंधन 2017 ?

           Raksha Bandhan रक्षा बंधन 2017

Raksha Bandhan  is one of the most important festivals in India. This Festival known As with others name, Example :- Rakhi, रक्ष्या बन्धन, रक्षा बंधन,  ਰੱਖੜੀ), Rakhi Purnima.

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Happy Raksha  Bandhan  2017  रक्षा बंधन

Celebrate By :- Hindus 

Date :- Monday, 7 August 2017
( Purnima of Shrawan Month )

About  Raksha Bandhan  रक्षा बंधन 2017 :-

Secular festival, celebrated in many parts of the  Indian Subcontinent, Notably India  and Nepal. Raksha bandhan means “bond of protection”. It is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar month of Shravana, which typically falls in Gregorian calendar month of August.

The festival celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. It is also popularly used to celebrate any brother-sister type of relationship between men and women who may or may not be biologically related.

Raksha Bandhan  रक्षा बंधन 2017 is primarily observed by Hindus in northern and western India Maritius and Nepal. It is also celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs in parts of Pakistan and Nepal that have settled elsewhere. The festival is also observed by Jains as a religious festival, wherein Jain priests give threads to devotees. Raksha Bandhan 2017 has been an important tradition in the history of Sikhism as well, sometimes referred to as Rakhi.

Here are details for years 2010 to

Raksha Bandhan  रक्षा बंधन 2017

Weekday Date Year Name
Tuesday  24 August 2010 Raksha Bandhan
Saturday  13 August 2011 Raksha Bandhan
Thursday  2 August 2012 Raksha Bandhan
Tuesday  20 August 2013 Raksha Bandhan
Sunday  10 August 2014 Raksha Bandhan
Saturday 29 August 2015 Raksha Bandhan
Thursday  18 August 2016 Raksha Bandhan
Monday  7 August 2017 Raksha Bandhan 2017

Why We  Celebrate Raksha Bandhan रक्षा बंधन 

Like all Indian festivals, the festival of Rakhi has numerous tales associated with it. Here are some you may or may not have heard.
Here are some stories- ( for Raksha Bandhan 2017 रक्षा बंधन )

King Bali and Goddess Laxmi :-

According to Bhagavata Purana and Vishnu Purana, after Vishnu won the three worlds from the demon King Bali, he was asked by Bali that Vishnu would live in his palace leaving Vaikuntam, a request Vishnu granted. Goddess Lakshmi – the wife of lord Vishnu has been missing him and she wanted lord Vishnu along with her. So, on Shravana purnima, she went to Bali, tied a Rakhi and made him a brother. Bali asked her what gift she desired. Lakshmi asked that Vishnu should be freed from the request that he live in Bali’s palace. Bali consented,(well accepted her as his sister. It is said that since that day it has become a tradition to invite sisters on Sravana pournima to tie sacred thread of Rakhi or Raksha bandan.

Raksha Bandhan रक्षा बंधन 2017 

Rani Karnavati and Emperor Humayun :-

Another controversial historical account is that of Rani Karnavati of Chittor  andHumayun When Rani Karnavati, the widowed queen of the king of Chittor, realised that she could not defend against the invasion by the Sultan of Gujarat Bahadur Shah, she sent a rakhi to EmperorHumayun Emprerorcording to one version of the story, set off with his troops to defend Chittor. He arrived too late, and Bahadur Shah had already sacked the Rani’s fortress. Alternative accounts from the period, including those by historians in Humayun’s Mughal court, do not mention the rakhi episode and some historians have expressed skepticism whether it ever happened.Humayun’s own memoirs never mention this, and give different reasons for his war with Bahadur Shah Jafar  of Gujarat in 1535.

Muslim commentators in modern era publications mention this story as evidence of Muslim-Hindu communal ties in the past.

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