Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Purnima or Gamha Purnima will be celebrated on 26th August 2018 (Sunday) in Odisha.
It is one of the special occasions in India which celebrates the eternal relation between a brother and sister. On this auspicious day, the sister ties a Rakhi on the hand of the brother as a mark of love and honour.
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Brothers and sisters all over the state will celebrate Raksha Bandhan. So are the deities of the Jagannath temple. Puri resident Jagannath Patra and his family have created special rakhis for the divine sibling on the occasion.
Rakhi is also observed as the birthday of Lord Balabhadra, who is considered the lord of farmers.
Raksha Bandhan, also known as Gamha Purnima, is also celebrated as an agricultural festival and rakhis are tied to cattle too. While people selling rakhis across the state are happy with the sales, post offices and couriers had busy days delivering rakhis.
Ageing widows of Vrindavan and Varanasi have designed around 1,000 special rakhis for Prime Minster Narendra Modi and will send it to him on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
Chocolates, dresses, and mobile phones are in sudden demand for Raksha Bandhan.