Different Other Festivals to Enjoy on the Eve of Rakhi
According to Hindu culture and religion, Raksha Bandhan is a festival of great significance. This day is eagerly awaited by all girls as this event is not just tying a holy thread around your lovely brother’s wrist, but it is a festival of trust and hope that the hands would always be by her side and would protect her from all ups and downs of life. She believes that her brother would always stand for her, whatever might be the situation. All brothers also wait for the day to offer return gifts to their lovely sisters and see a cute smile on their faces.
On the very day of Raksha Bandhan, some other festivals are also celebrated with great joy.
In north India, Raksha Bandhan is also celebrated as Rakhi Purnima.
This day is also celebrated as the birthday of Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Krishna.
Jandhyam is a Sanskrit word meaning a holy thread or a sacred thread. It is celebrated in Kumaon as jeneyu changing ceremony
Avani Avittam also termed as Upakarma is celebrated during the Sharavana or Dhanistha nakshtra. On the day, the Brahmins change their upanayana thread.