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Rakshabandhan 2018 | Rakhi Purnima | Rakhi Festival



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.

Check out Rakshabandhan Muhurat – Auspicious Time to Tie Rakhi on 26 August 2018

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.

Raksha Bandhan rituals & customs

Reference of Raksha Bandhan in History

Reference of Rakhi Festival in Mahabharat

Legend of Raksha Bandhan in Bhavishya Purana

Raksha Bandhan Story of Goddess Lakshmi & King Bali

Rakhi Pujan Thali Preparation

Raksha Bandhan Mantras, Stotram to chant during tying Rakhi 

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

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  1. tweety says:

    Nice blog i like it
    i want to send rakhi to india for my brother
    so is this possible to send it online

  2. arun kumar.s says:

    hi this festivel is bigest festivel for me

  3. Rakhi says:

    Rakhi is one of the biggest and my favorite festival.

  4. Rakhi Pujari says:

    which is the best website to send Rakhi

  5. Alekya says:

    i want to send rakhi to LONDON, UK.. please provide best options

    • Naveen Sanagala says:

      You can send Rakhi to London, UK… through the special services provided by these online portals..

  6. Brijnandan says:

    shubh mahurut for rakshabandhan rakhi tying in 2017

  7. Samabashiv says:

    subh muhrat for raksha bandhan 2017 in maharashtra