Raksha Bandhan 2023: In Hinduism, the festival of Raksha Bandhan holds significant meaning as a representation of deep brother-sister affection. Celebrated on the full moon day of the Sawan month, sisters tie rakhi threads on their brothers’ wrists. Tying a rakhi to God on this auspicious day is believed to lead to the fulfillment of all wishes. Continue reading to know why and to which god you should tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan.
Tye Rakhi to God
In Hindu tradition, Ganesha holds the distinction of being the primary deity, and it is imperative to worship him during Raksha Bandhan. The color red is particularly significant to Lord Ganesha. Therefore, tying a rakhi of red hue to Ganesha on Raksha Bandhan is believed to dispel troubles and usher in an environment of joy and serenity within the household.
It’s advised to tie a red rakhi to Lord Hanuman. Hanumanji is is worshipped as a guardian and protector. As per Hindu beliefs, tying rakhi to Hanumanji diminishes the evil effects of Mars in one’s horoscope, fostering strength and intellect. It’s believed that by tying rakhi to Hanumanji, he absolves people of their troubles. Furthermore, this ritual is also said to lessen the conflicts and tensions between siblings.
Rakhi and Sawan
Draupadi tying rakhi to Lord Shri Krishna is a well-known legend. In this narrative, Krishna intervened to save Draupadi’s honour. Tying a rakhi to Lord Shri Krishna is believed to seek his protection in all situations and bestow prosperity in one’s life. Raksha Bandhan coincides with the concluding day of the Sawan month, which holds special important for Lord Shiva. Tying Rakhi to Lord Shiva on this occasion is believed to offer protection and the fulfillment of one’s wishes, as Lord Shiva’s blessings are invoked.
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