Narali Purnima 2018 | Narial Pournami

Narali Purnima (Narial Pournami) is regional festival of Maharashtra. Narali Purnima is observed on Shravan Purnima, the Full moon day in Sawan month. In 2018, Nariyal Poornima date is August 25. Narial Purnima is a traditional festival observed mainly in Coastal Maharashtra. Narali Pournami festival marks the Thanksgiving Day to Sea God. Some people also […]

Rakshabandhan Muhurat 2018 | Auspicious Time to Tie Rakhi

Raksha Bandhan Greetings

What is the Rakshabandhan Muhurat 2018, Auspicious Time to Tie Rakhi in 2018 on 26 August? Here is the auspicious timings for Rakshabandhan rituals (Rakhi tying, etc..).. According to many religious scriptures such as Dharmasindhu and Purushartha Chintamani, the Rakshabandhan (tying Rakhi) should be observed on Aparahna Vyapthi Purnima or Pradosha Vyapthi Purnima. And Rakshabandhan should […]

Rakshabandhan 2018 | Rakhi Purnima | Rakhi Festival

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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 […]

Pavitropana 2018 | Pavitropana Puja in Gujarat

Pavitropana is the festival observed on Rakhi Purnima or Shravan Poornima in Gujarat. In 2018, Pavitropana date is August 22. On this day of Pavitropana, Lord Shiva is worshipped. Pavitropana Puja – Importance of Shivling Puja on Pavitropana On Pavitropana, Gujaratis worship Lord Shiva by performing Shivling Puja in near by temples or at home. […]

Types of Rakhis for Rakshabandhan Festival

Rakhi for Rakshabandhan festival

Rakhi is a thread which is bound on the wrist of the brothers by their sisters on the eve of Rakshabandhan. Rakshabandhan is the day which promotes the love and affection of brothers and sisters. On this day brothers promise to their sister that they will always take care and protect them from every problem […]

Rakshabandhan Mantra: Mantram to recite while tying Rakhi

Rakshabandhan mantra, the mantram or sloka, to recite while tying Rakhi is associated with the legend of King Bali and Goddess Laxmi about Raksha Bandhan. Sisters recite Rakshabandhan mantra while tying Rakhi on to brothers hands. Here is the mantra or stotra of Raksha Bandhanam. Raksha Bandhan 2017 date is August 7. “Yenabaddho Baleeraja Daanavendro […]

Shravan Maas Mahatmya Katha | Importance of Shravan Mahina

What is Shravan Maas Mahatmya, the importance of Shravan Mahina? Sawan month or Shravan maas is the fifth Hindu month. As per the Hindu scriptures and Vedas, Shravan maas is considered as highly auspicious month. In Vedas, Sawan month is described as ‘Nabhas’. Shravan Purnima (the full moon day in Shravana masam) coincides with with […]

Rakshabandhan, 10 August 2014 (Rakhi Festival)

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10 August 2014 is Rakshabandhan, Rakhi Festival. It falls on the Purnima (full moon) of Shravana month as per the Hindu traditional calendar. This particular festival is related to sibling and friendship. Raksha Bandhan literally means “the bond of protection”. It is to be highly remembered that Rakhi is a grand and special Hindu festival […]

Raksha Bandhan Rituals, Pujas during Rakhi Festival

Rituals and Pujas of Rakhi festival are related to brother and sister. Sisters prepare Puja Thali with several items. Pooja Thali is prepared with diya, consecrated rice, rakhi, turmeric power, kumkum and sweet. Sisters worship Lord Ganesh, Shiva, Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi on this day and tie rakhi to their brothers. Sister seeks blessings from […]

Rakhi Pournami Legend: Raksha Bandhan story of Goddess Laxmi and King Bali

Rakhi Pournami festival has various legends in Puranas and other sacred texts. Raksha Bandhan is also associated with the story of Goddess Laxmi and King Bali, who was a great devotee of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. King Bali performed a sacrifice to take Lord Vishnu along with him to his kingdom. As Lord Vishnu blesses his […]

Raksha Bandhan Story: Reference of Rakhi Festival in Bhavishya Purana

The story of Raksha Bandhan mentioned in Bhavishya Purana which refers to a Sura-Asur Yudh (war between Gods and demons). King Brutra, the powerful demon king, was attacking the Gods army with a furious approach and the Gods were on the edge of defeat. Worried King, Indra, approached Guru Brihaspati, Guru of Gods, with a hope […]

Raksha Bandhan in Mahabharat, Reference of Rakhi Festival in Mahabharata

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Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi Festival) is also mentioned in Mahabharat. Dharmaraj or Yudhistira, the elder brother among Pandavas, asked Lord Krishna to refer him a ritual to protect himself, his family and army from dangerous acts of Kauravas and Kaurav Sena (the army of Kauravas). On Shravan Purnima, Yudhishtira performed a puja and tied a sacred […]

Rakhi Festival reference in History: Raksha Bandhan in History

Rakhi Festival, Raksha Bandhan is the festival celebrated by brothers and sisters as the indication of their great relationship. Rakhi Festival has its great reference in history. The legend of King Purushottam and Alexander reflects clear picture of Hindu culture, affection, love, and above all humanity.. King Purushottam and Alexander – Kings of Rakhi Festivsal: The […]

Rakshabandhan 2015 wishes: Hindupad wishes Happy Rakhi Festival

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi, the holy symbol of sacred bond between sister and brother, will be celebrated on August 29 in 2015. Hindupad wishes all the readers and Hindus a Happy Rakshabandhan and Happy Rakhi Festival 2015. Sister tie Rakhi to their brother hand while chanting a Rakshabandhan Mantra. It is believed that Rakhi protects the […]

Rakhi Special Train from Lucknow to Delhi

Rakhi Special Train from Lucknow to Delhi will be run by Northern Railway to clear the extra rush of passengers during Raksha Bandhan 2012. The special train will start from Lucknow at 9.15 PM on August 5 to reach Old Delhi station at 6.25 AM next day. On its return journey, the train will depart […]

13 August 2011, Raksha Bandhan, Rakhi Festival

Today, 13 August 2011 is observed as Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi Festival). It is celebrated on Shravan Purnima, Full Moon day in Shravan Month in all lunar calendars. It marks the divine love and affection between brother and sister. On this day, sister ties Rakhi (Raksha) to her brother’s hand and prays for his happiness, health […]

Hayagriva Jayanti 2011 – Hayagreeva Jayanthi in 2011

Hayagriva Jayanti or Hayagreeva Jayanthi is the first appearance day of Lord Hayagriva, the God of wisdom and knowledge. Hayagriva Jayanti 2011 date is August 13. Hayagriva Jayanthi falls on Shravan Purnima, the Full Moon day in Shravan month (August). Hayagriva Jayanti is also known as Hayagreeva Utpatti. Lord Hayagriva is believed as the incarnation […]