Raksha Bandhan is the occasion to celebrate the togetherness of brothers and sisters. Sisters all across the country tie a thread of love and care on her brother’s hand and in return he vows to protect her throughout the life. This Raksha Bandhan, let’s explore the interesting and unique ways of celebrating various festivals on this day in different parts of India.
Rakhi Purnima: Rakhi Purnima or Rakhi is celebrated primarily in the northern and north-western parts of India with a lot of joy and excitement.
Avani Avittam or Upakarman: Mainly celebrated in the southern part of India including Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. This form and name has its significance in the Brahmin community. The day is also known as Upakarmam. The rituals of this day comprise of wearing a new holy thread that symbolizes getting rid of all sins and making a new beginning.
Nariyal Purnima: Nariyal Purnima is celebrated in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Karnataka. On this day people offer coconuts (nariyal) to the sea God which signifies the beginning of a new season. The ritual is followed by every individual whose livelihood is closely tied with the sea.
Kajari Purnima: In Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in the form of Kajari Purnima. This day holds great significance in the lives of farmers and women. The celebration lasts for five days before the arrival of the full moon.
Pavitropana: In Gujarat, Raksha Bandhan is known as Pavitropana. On this Day, people gather in the temple of Lord Shiva and perform prayers. They tie threads of cotton, kasa grass, laced with products of cow on the three eyed Shivling.
People enthusiastically perform all the rituals for the day and make their celebrations memorable.
Flaberry wishes everyone a very Happy Raksha Bandhan in every part of India!