Raksha Panchami, also known as Rekha Panchami, is observed on the fifth day in second half during Shravan month. In 2016, Raksha Panchami date is August 22.
It is believed that who missed to tie Rakhi or getting tied the Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Pournima, will tie and get tied Rakhi on Raksha Panchami. On Raksha Panchami, Lord Ganesha is also worshipped.
Rekha Panchami celebrations in Orissa
Raksha Panchami is celebrated as Rekha Panchami in Orissa. During Rekha Panchami, Lord Bhairava, one of the forms of Lord Shiva is worshipped. Rekha Panchami is celebrated to get rid of Mruga or to be protected (Rekha is drawn to get rid of wild animals) from wild animals like tiger, wolf and wild dogs. Rekha Panchami falls on Krishna Paksha Panchami in Bhadrapad month as per Oriya calendar.
Nag Pancham – Shravan Krishna Panchami celebrations in Gujarat
Shravan Krishna Panchami is observed as Nag Panchami in Gujarat. On this day in Gujarat, Naga devatas are worshipped.
In 2015, Raksha Panchami date was September 1.
In 2014, Raksha Panchami date was August 15.
In 2013, Raksha Panchami date was August 25.
Raksha Panchami 2012 date was August 6.