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Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan

August 22, 2021

Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan

The siblings festival, the celebration of bonding, love, care and protection.

This festival is also known and celebrated as:

  • Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan
  • Nareli Purnima (Full moon day), Shravan Purnima, Rakhi Purnima, Jhulan Purnima, Janai Pournima
  • Gayatri Jayanti
  • Haragriya Jayanti
  • Sanskrit Diwas
  • Yajurved Upkarma
  • Saluno, Ujjwal Silono
  • Pavitropana

Purnima / Full moon day tithi (Lunar Day) from 22nd Aug 1.30am to 23rd Aug 12.01am as per Auckland coordinates and local time.

Stay safe! Stay Healthy. New Zealand is currently in lockdown level 4. Please follow government guidelines and celebrate festival within your bubble. 

In different Indian regions, the poornima (Full moon day) or this day is known and celebrated as different names. Here is quick list:

  • Odisha: Gamha Purnima
  • Maharashtra, Konkan, Goa: Nareli Purnima
  • Gujarat: Nariyal Purnima
  • Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand: Kajari Purnima
  • Haryana, Punjab: Salono
  • Andhra Pradesh: Jandhyam Poornima
  • Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Odisha: Shravana Purnima or Avani Avittam or Upakarma
  • Mathura, Vrindavan, Mayapur and ISKCON temples across the world: Jhulan Purnima / Jhulan Yatra (Jhulan means Swing)

Since this Purnima comes in the Hindu calendar holy month “Shravan”, this is also known as Shravan Purnima.


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August 22, 2021
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