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Raksha Bandhan Calendar

Raksha Bandhan is a festival of Hindus celebrated in the month of Shraavana on a full moon day. This festival is generally celebrated during the month of August all over India. The dates of Raksha Bandhan are not fixed as they change every year. The festival of Raksha bandhan is an occasion for brothers and sisters to further enhance the bonding between them.

Tying rakhi is the most important custom followed on this day as this is done by sisters for the long life of their brothers who in turn promise to look after them through out their life.There are a number of other festivals celebrated in the different parts of India on the same day of Raksha Bandhan but these festivals are not related to the festival of Raksha Bandhan.

Raksha Bandhan is the festival celebrated in the northwestern part of India by the name of rakhi.

Nariyal Purnima is celebrated in the western part of India as well as some parts of Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra. Coconut is offered to the sea, as a symbol of respect to Lord Varuna. These offerings are made to sea so as to start with the season of fishing for the fishermen who depend on the sea for their living.

Avani Avittam or Upakarman is celebrated in the southern parts of India like Orissa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. This day is a perfect day when people change their sacred threads and begin Vedic studies.



Kajari Purnima is celebrated in the central parts of India like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Jharkand where farmers and women having a son treat this as an important day.

Pavitropana is celebrated in certain areas of Gujarat and people worship lord Shiva on this day.

For all those who are looking for the dates of Raksha Bandhan as well as the above mentioned festivals can have a look at the given below information:

FESTIVALS DATES

Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) 2008 August 28, 2008
Nariyal Purnima 2008 August 28, 2008
Avani Avittam or Upakarman 2008 August 28, 2008
Kajari Purnima 2008 August 28, 2008
Pavitropana 2008 August 28, 2008
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) 2008 August 16, 2008
Nariyal Purnima 2008 August 16, 2008
Avani Avittam or Upakarman 2008 August 16, 2008
Kajari Purnima 2008 August 16, 2008
Pavitropana 2008 August 16, 2008


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