When is Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a special event for brothers and sisters. On this page we will inform you when is Raksha Bandhan in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Raksha Bandhan History

The Rajput and Maratha queens had sent Rakhis to the Mughal emperors and they were called their Rakhi-sisters. They offered help and protection at critical moments and honored the bond relation.

Alexander the Great’s wife Roxana sent a sacred thread to King Porus, asking him not to harm her husband in battle and when Porus was about to deliver a final blow to Alexander, he saw the Rakhi on his own wrist and restrained himself from attacking Alexander personally.

When Rani Karnavati, the widowed queen of the king of Chittor, realized that she could not defend her territory from the invasion by the Sultan of Gujarat, Bahadur Shah, she sent a Rakhi to Emperor Humayun. Touched, the Emperor immediately set off with his troops to defend Chittor.

Dates of Raksha Bandhan By Year