Rakshabandhan (Rakhi Purnima, Rakhi festival) is one of the biggest festivals in Hinduism. Raksha bandhan is celebrated on Shravan Purnima, the Full Moon day in Shravan month (August) . Rakhi Purnima festival highlights the eternal love and affection between brother and sister. In 2018, Rakshabandhan festival date is August 26.
On Rakhi Purnima day various rituals are observed in different parts of India. Narali Purnima is celebrated on Rakhi Purnima day during which fisherman communities in Maharashtra and Konkan regions worship the Sea God and Earth.
In Gujarat, Rakhi Poornima or Raksha Bandhan is also celebrated as Pavitropana. Rakhi Poornima is also known as Shravani in Northern and western parts of India.
Central regions of India like Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand celebrate Rakhi Poornima as Kajari Purnima or Kajri Poornima.
In Andhra Pradesh, Jandhyala Purnima is celebrated on Rakhi festival. The main ritual of this festival is changing Jandhyam or Yagnopaveetham, the sacred thread. Avani Avittam is the similar ritual followed in Tamil Nadu and Kerala on Rakhi Pournami day.
Several famous Yatra or pilgrimage tours are culminated on Rakhi Purnima festival.
Here you can read about the Rakhi festival recipes – ingredients needed, preparation method of these Rakshabandhan festival recipes.
Rakshabandhan 2018 date in other countries
Rakshabandhan 2018 in USA (Hawaii – Honolulu) – August 26
Rakshabandhan 2018 in USA (PST – Seattle, Vancouver BC, California, Oregon) – August 26
Rakshabandhan 2018 in USA (MST – Denver CO) – August 26
Rakshabandhan 2018 in USA (CST – Chicago IL) – August 26
Rakshabandhan 2018 in USA (EST – New York NY) – August 26
Rakshabandhan 2018 in UK & Europe – August 26
Rakshabandhan 2018 in Dubai (UAE) & Gulf countries – August 26
Rakshabandhan 2018 in Malaysia – August 26
Rakshabandhan 2018 in Singapore – August 26
Rakshabandhan 2018 in Australia – August 26
Rakshabandhan 2018 in New Zealand – August 26
Rakshabandhan 2018 in Fiji Islands – August 26