RAKHI PURNIMA, GAMHA PURNIMA, RAKSHA BANDHAN DAY & BIRTHDAY OF LORD BALABHADRA | PURI ODISHA
RAKHAI PURNIMA OR RAKSHA BANDHAN OR GAMHA PURNIMA is celebrated on same day. Rakhi Purnima or Raksha Bandhan is one of the special occasion in India which celebrated between brother & sister. On this auspicious dat, sister ties a RAKHI on the hand of brother as a mark of Love & Honour.
The Raksha Bandhan day is also observed as the birth day of Lord Balabhadra in the Jagannath Temple in Puri.
Lord Balabhadra was born on the shravana nakshatra’s Gamha Purnami on Makara Lagna. Rakhi Purnima is also known as ‘Gamha Purnima’ across the state.
On this day, Devi Subhadra ties rakhis on the wrists of her brothers—Lord Jagannath & Balabhadra. While Lord Jagannath’s rakhi is red and yellow, Lord Balabhadra’s rakhi is blue and violet. Members of Patara Bisoi servitors make these rakhis.
Raksha Bandhan, also known as Gamha Purnima, is also celebrated as an agriculture festival and rakhis are ties to cattle too.
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