For the longest time we’ve known, Raksha Bandhan has been our favourite festival.  Why? Well, buying colourful, bright rakhis followed by tying them on our brothers’ wrists and get best gifts from them. There is everything nice to love about Raksha Bandhan and once again it is here. Raksha Bandhan 2017 will be celebrated on August 7, the auspicious Monday of the holy Shravan month. It is that time of the year again when the households are busy humming famous Hindi songs on Rakhi from the Bollywood movies. Wishing Happy Raksha Bandhan gets so much better when accompanied by melodious songs such as Behna Ne Bhai Ki Kalai Se, Hum Behno Ke Liye Mere Bhaiya or Bhaiya Mere Rakhi Ke. On the special occasion of Hindu festival of Rakhi, we bring you a collection of popular Raksha Bandhan songs in Hindi to wish your beloved sibling and celebrate the day dedicated to brothers and sisters. So quickly download the Raksha Bandhan Songs from YouTube videos and play on the day. Raksha Bandhan 2017 Date in India with Chandra Grahan Timings: Shubh Muhurat to Tie Rakhi and Complete Puja Vidhi Keeping Lunar Eclipse in Mind. Also Read - After Failing to Fulfil Promise of Gifting a Bicycle to His Sister, Kanpur Man Jumps In Front of Moving Train

1. Behna Ne Bhai Ki Kalai Se – Resham Ki Dori (1974 Film)

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The title of 1974 film, Resham Ki Dori (A Silken Thread) is self-explanatory of the firm bond of sibling love. The film starred Bollywood superstar, Dharmendra in the lead who plays the role of a protective brother. This melodious song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur, with the music composed by Shankar-Jaikishan. The memorable lyrics Behna Ne Bhai Ki Kalai Se Pyar Bandha Hai are penned down by Indiwar, Gopaldas Neeraj & Hasrat Jaipuri. Raksha Bandhan Wishes & Images: Best Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017 Messages, WhatsApp GIFs & Facebook Greetings to Celebrate Rakhi. Also Read - Bizarre! People of This UP Village Are Scared of 'Rakhi', Haven't Celebrated Raksha Bandhan Since 1955; Here's Why

2. Phoolo Ka Taaro Ka – Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971 film)

Phoolon ka taaron ka, sabaka kehna hai, Ek hazaaron mein meri behna hai, Saari, umar, hamen sang rehana hai…We all have grown up to hearing this iconic song from 1971 film, Hare Rama Hare Krishna. The film stars Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman as on-screen siblings as this song depicting their strong sibling love in their childhood. Phoolo Ka Taaro Ka is sung by Kishore Kumar with the music given by RD Burman and lyrics by Anand Bakshi.

3. Ise Samjho Na Resham Ka Taar – Tirangaa (1992 Film)

Ise Samjho Na Resham Ka Taar sung by Sadhana Sargam is a beautiful track from the 1992 movie, Tirangaa. It is filmed on Varsha Usgaonkar who is singing it for her three brothers on Raksha Bandhan. She sings it when one of the brothers, questions the importance and power of a silken thread and how it can save them from trouble. The lyrics of this song will touch your heart and make you believe in the power of Rakhi festival.

4. Rakhi Dhagon Ka Tyohar – Rakhi (1962 Film)

Another yesteryear movie dedicated to the strong bond between brothers and sisters is 1962 film, Rakhi. It starred Ashok Kumar and Waheeda Rehman in the leading roles. Mohammed Rafi sings the song Raakhi Dhaagon Kaa Tyauhaar with the music given by Ravi. You cannot stop humming its memorable lyrics, “Rakhi dhagon ka tyauhar, Rakhi dhagon ka tyauhar, Bandha huwa ik ik dhage mein, Bhai bahan ka pyaar, Rakhi dhagon ka tyauhar, Rakhi dhagon ka tyauhar”. The song lyrically explains everything about Raksha Bandhan.

5. Bhaiya Mere Rakhi Ke – Chhoti Bahen (1959 Film)

Bhaiya Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko Nibhana in the honey-dripping melodious voice of Lata Mangeshkar should be declared the National Song of Raksha Bandhan. It is a highly popular track which is played on the Rakhi Festival in almost all the Indian households where the day is celebrated. It is from the 1959 film, Chhoti Bahen where Balraj Sahni and Nanda play the role of elder brother and younger sister respectively. The film portrays the beautiful brother-sister relationship which is all about love and care for each other.

6. Hum Behno Ke Liye Mere Bhaiya – Anjaana (1969 Film)

Hum Behno Ke Liye Mere Bhaiya song is another musical gem gifted by Lata Mangeshkar for the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The sister is singing to her brother saying that Raksha Bandhan is the only day when they can show their love and gratitude for their brothers. This sweet song is filmed on actor Rajendra Kumar from the 1969 film, Anjaana with the music composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

7. Yeh Raakhi Bandhan Hai Aisa – Be-Imaan (1972 Film)

Legends Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar have sung the song, Yeh Raakhi Bandhan Hai Aisa from 1972 film, Be-Imaan. Sohanlal Kanwar directed film’s music is given by Shankar Jaikishan. Picturized on the veteran actor, Manoj Kumar, Yeh Raakhi Bandhan Hai Aisa is a reminder about its significance. The song gives out the message about how brothers are to protect their sisters from evil doings while sisters pray for them to have a long life of happiness and prosperity.

Singing is not everyone’s forte, but it is not the voice but the feelings that matter. Give your sibling a pleasant surprise by playing out the beautiful musical tracks on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The collection above has all the classic songs from the golden age of Hindi cinema where the festival was portrayed in the popular culture very often. While we do miss the absence of new songs dedicated to the Rakhi festival, tune into the old golden songs to celebrate Raksha Bandhan. We wish all the siblings, a very Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017.