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Friday, 15 June 2012

When Is Rakhi 2012: Raksha Bandhan 2012, Rakhi Festival Date, Calendar

When is rakhi 2012? This year Rakhi is celebrated on August 2nd, throughout the India. The Indian calendar is based on the planetary constellations and all important days like Rakhi 2012 will be decided based on that. Raksha Bandhan festival is associated with several Indian mythological stories still it is understood as a non religious Indian festival all over the world. It is one of the most popular and revered Indian festivals. For the centuries the Rakhi festival has been celebrated in the same way and with same enthusiasm.

Rakhi Festival 2012 Date and Calendar: August 2, 2012

When Is Rakhi 2012: Raksha Bandhan 2012


When Is Rakhi 2012 Date and Calendar
Rakhi 2012 is as special as the other festivals, as it is the auspicious day that commemorates the brother-sister bond. On this festivals, the sisters' tie the revered Rakhi string on their brothers' right wrists, and also solemnly pray for their brothers' long and flourishing life as well. The Rakhi signifies the promise that the brother will protect his sister from all harm and a prayer from the sister to protect her brother from evil.



There are many legends associated with the festival of Rakhi. The rakhi festival is celebrated on Shravan Purnima (full moon day), which falls in the months of July-August in the English calendar. The festival is commonly known different names in different states. It is known as Rakhi or Kajri Purnima in North India. Nariyal Purnima in Western India (states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka). Rakhi Purnima is called Avani Avittam or Upakarmam in southern parts of India, in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and parts of Orissa. The day is also called Upakarmam by the Brahmins who change their holy threads on this day.

So, go ahead and mark this Raksha Bandhan 2012 Date in your personal calendar and celebrate Rakhi festivals with your siblings. 

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