Raksha Bandhan is a day of celebrating the beautiful bond between brothers and sisters. Rakhi 2017 will be commemorates a day after Friendship Day, on Monday, August 7. This date also marks the auspicious occasion of Shravan Purnima and will be celebrates as Sanskrit Diwas all over the world. Words fall short when defining the relationship, brothers’ have with their sisters and hence the holy Hindu festival is a good way for the renewal of bonds. The ritual of tying a rakhi and exchanging vows and gifts is a beautiful reminder of the sibling love. On the special day of Rakshi Festival, apart from the gifts, siblings can show their love by wishing Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017 with wonderful messages, cute rakhi images, WhatsApp GIFs & Facebook greetings. 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

Raksha Bandhan is an age-old tradition which is mentioned in the Hindu mythology. It dates back to the Mahabharata time when Lord Krishna (incarnation of Lord Vishnu) hurt his index finger while killing Sishupala. Seeing an injured Krishna, Draupadi, wife of the five Pandavas, tore a piece of cloth from her saree and tied it around Krishna’s finger to stop bleeding. This gesture touched Hindu God’s heart, and he vowed to protect Draupadi from evil forces and ill-doings. This tradition of tying rakhi or a silk thread by sisters on their brother’s hand is continued till date. The brothers make a promise to their beloved sisters of protecting them forever, while sisters pledge to shield their brothers from all negativities and pray for their success. Raksha Bandhan 2017: History, Significance, Myths of The Festival That Celebrates Brother-Sister Relationship. Also Read - Raksha Bandhan 2020: This Hyderabad Shop Sells ‘Corona Rakhi’ Made Of Cow Dung, Becomes Huge Hit

Raksha Bandhan 2017 which will fall on a Monday, the last day of the sacred month of Shravan for the North Indians is very important. The sisters pray for their brothers’ lifelong happiness and prosperity as she ties the sacred thread ‘rakhi’ on his wrist. This year due to the occurrence of the lunar eclipse from 12.44 pm onwards, it is advisable to complete the Rakhi festival ceremony by 12.43 pm. While the siblings may have already decided the gifts, they are going to present to each other, time to show more sibling love with this collection of Raksha Bandhan messages and images. Here’s a list of best Raksha Bandhan 2017 greetings and wishes which you can send. Raksha Bandhan Unique Gift Ideas: Innovative Last Minute Rakhi 2017 Gifts for Brothers & Sisters to Celebrate Indian Festival. Also Read - Bizarre! People of This UP Village Are Scared of 'Rakhi', Haven't Celebrated Raksha Bandhan Since 1955; Here's Why

Raksha Bandhan Wishes

WhatsApp Reads: Rakhi is a thread that binds two souls in a bond of love and joy forever. Happy Raksha Bandhan! 

Raksha Bandhan Wishes

WhatsApp Reads: We gain and lose things everyday. But trust me on one thing.You will never lose me. I will always be here for you… Happy Raksha Bandhan!

Raksha Bandhan Wishes

WhatsApp Reads: I may have a lot of friends but none of them is as close as you. Thanks for always being there whenever I needed you the most. Happy Rakhi!

Raksha Bandhan Wishes

WhatsApp Reads: You were always my best friend, looking out for me, making sure the path I travelled on was smooth. Even if I searched the world over, there cannot be a better brother than you. Wishing you life’s best always.

WhatsApp Reads: A sister is a sister forever, A bond that diminishes never, A friend who is kind and caring, A sibling God chooses for sharing. Few ties as deep and profound And with so much affection abound Though some thoughts are seldom expressed, Love endures and survives every test.Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017.

Raksha Bandhan Wishes

WhatsApp Reads: This Rakhi I am far from you but that does not mean I am not near you. You will always be there in my heart. Wishing you a lovely Raksha Bandhan.

Raksha Bandhan Wishes

WhatsApp Reads: This Raksha Bandhan, I pray to God that may our bond of love continue to grow stronger with each passing year.

Raksha Bandhan Wishes

WhatsApp Reads: Throughout these years, you have done so many things for me. It helps me know deep down inside how much you care. I may not say it everyday but I admire you a lot. I feel richly blessed to have a brother like you. Happy Raksha Bandhan.

Raksha Bandhan Wishes

WhatsApp Reads: On this Rakhi, let’s bring back the lively spirit of childhood, play pranks with each other and become that wacky siblings we were always. Happy Raksha Bandhan.

Raksha Bandhan Wishes

WhatsApp Reads: The loving occasion of Raksha Bandhan is the best time brother, to reminisce fondly the wonderful moment we have spent together, sharing each other’s joys and sorrows. Thanks for spreading smiles everywhere and making life so beautiful, meaningful and happy! Happy Raksha Bandhan!

Siblings are the friends, God chose for us. We should consider ourselves lucky to have that friend related by blood standing by us in our highs and lows. They might be annoying at times but who needs a perfect relationship when you can have an awesome one. Raksha Bandhan is a sweet occasion, much more than a traditional festival but a day when you get to tell your brothers and sisters, that they mean the world to us. All the messages and quotes on Rakhi festival genuinely reflects the sibling love and now use them to wish Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017.