Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi festival is a Hindu and sikh festival, which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated on the full moon of the month of Shraavana which is on Thursday , 5th of August , 2009.
Astrologers suggested Auspicious Time for Tying Rakhi on 5th aug is :
11.30 AM (IST) to 12.30 PM (IST) or after 5:15 PM (IST)
The festival is celebrated by tying of a rakhi, or holy thread by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her while the sister returns offers to her brother.
The brother and sister traditionally feed each other sweets
Rakhi festival is celebrated as Rakhi Purnima in North India . The word “Purnima” means a full moon night. It is also called as rakshabhandan.