Astrological significance of Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a grand festival that is dedicated to the relation of brothers and sisters in India. This festival is celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm. This year, Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 26th of August. This festival is celebrated by glorifying the bond between brothers and sisters. A sister ties Rakhi to her brother’s wrist with a hope that he will protect her from all kinds of difficulties in life. The significance of this festival is known to all and that is the reason why it is given a lot of importance.

This festival has huge religious, intellectual and historical significance. For Hindu Brahmins, this festival is the biggest festival of all. There is a reference in Bhavishya Purana that states:

सर्वरोगोपषमनं सर्वाषुभ विनाषनम्।
सकृत्कृतेनाब्दमेकं येन रक्षाकृता भवेत्।।

Lord Krishna was once asked by King Yudhisthira for a solution to get rid of evil spirits and bad luck so that one can remain protected by them. That is when Lord Krishna made reference to Raksha Bandhan, a festival that will protect one from mishaps. During war in Kurukshetra, Lord Krishna advised Yudhisthira to perform a ceremony to protect himself and his army. It is said that the mother of Pandavas, Kunti tied rakhi on her grandson Abhimanyu’s wrist to protect him. It is believed that observing this festival is an auspicious way of keeping your enemies away.

As per the Puranas, There are many reasons for celebrating this festival. Apart from this there are significant astrological reason which prove that celebrating Raksha Bandhan as per the stated rituals can protect one from his enemies. If the brother is married than the rakhi is tied to his wife’s wrist as well. This is done because when the brother is married, no ritual of his life is complete without his wife.

There are many other astrological facts associated with Raksha Bandhan and spiritual importance. Pt. Pawan Kaushik is the best astrologer to contact for acquiring this knowledge. You can book an appointment with him by calling on 9999097600 or visit his website to know more about astrology.