Raksha Bandhan, or commonly known as “Rakhi” is one of the major festivals of India, which is usually celebrated in August or early September. The day cherishes the eternal bond between brothers and sisters and is certainly close to the heart of every Indian. It doesn’t matter if you live in the Indian subcontinent or an expat missing home – Rakhi is one such festival that deserves to be celebrated with your family. On this auspicious occasion, we have handpicked some of the most heartfelt Rakhi songs and greetings that you should dedicate to your siblings for sure.
Part 1. Why Raksha Bandhan Is Celebrated
When is Raksha Bandhan? Rakhi falls on the Purnima (full moon’s day) of the Shrawan month of the Hindu calendar. This year, Raksha Bandhan date will be on 26th August while in 2019, we will celebrate it on 15th August.
There are countless legends related to Rakhi in the Hindu mythology. In the Mahabharata, Draupadi tied a Rakhi on Lord Krishna’s wrist and made him her brother. Later, the Lord protected her from the evil. One of the early origins of Rakhi traces us back to the Bhagavata Purana when Goddess Lakshmi tied a Rakhi to King Bali. The tradition is also closely associated with the Sikh culture as well.
In the present time, sisters tie a sacred thread (handmade Rakhi) on their brother’s wrist. To honor the tradition, brothers usually fulfill the desire of their sisters. They also promise to protect them from the adversities and be with them through thick and thin.
Part 2. The Best Rakhi Song of All Time
It doesn’t matter if you are an old soul or if you like to listen to the modern jams, there is a perfect Rakhi song for everyone. To make it easier for you, we have come up with a handpicked collection of the best Rakhi music right here.
1. Bhaiya Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko Nibhana
When we think of Rakhi songs, this is the first track that comes to our mind. The song might be a classic, but it touches the heart of people from every generation even today. It has been sung by none other than Lata Mangeshkar and is entirely dedicated to the spirit of Rakhi. In the song, the sister is asking her brothers to fulfill the promise of Rakhi forever. It is from the movie Choti Behen, which was released in 1959.
2. Phoolon Ka Taron Ka
“Phoolon ka taron ka sabka kehna hai, ek hazaro me mere behna hai”
We all have sung this song a thousand times while growing up. These epic lines loosely translate to “The stars and the moon all say that my sister is one in a million”.
The song is from the legendary movie “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” which is based on the sibling bond, portrayed by Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman. Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar, it was composed by the none other than R.D. Burman.
3. Bachpan Kahan
From the movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, the song is based on our childhood days. Play it on the auspicious occasion of Rakhi and be sure to experience a surreal nostalgia with your siblings regarding that precious time. The track has a subtle rhythm and has been composed by Himesh Reshamiya.
4. Behna Ne Bhai Ki Kalai Se
This soulful track is dedicated to all the loving and caring sisters out there. From the movie Resham Ki Dor, it stars Dharmendra and Saira Banu. While the song and the movie were released in 1974, it still stays a timeless track. The song talks about how the sister has tied love and care in the form of a thread on her brother’s wrist.
5. Meri Pyari Behaniya
This one is for all the brothers out there! From the movie Sacha Jutha, it features Rajesh Khanna in a memorable role. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar and has an upbeat rhythm that will get the party started this Raksha Bandhan.
6. Mere Bhaiyya Mere Chanda
This one is a more subtle yet melodious Rakhi song that you would love to play on this occasion. The song celebrates the pious bond between brothers and sisters. From the movie Kaajal, it has been sung by Asha Bhosle. All the sisters out there can dedicate this song to their loving brothers.
Part 3. Thoughtful Raksha Bandhan Wishes
Besides songs, we all love to send Rakhi greetings to our friends and family members as well. If you are thinking the same, then you can send either of these Raksha Bandhan greetings to your loved ones too.
Part 4. Explore More Rakhi Wishes and Videos on Snaptube
To get more songs, greetings, and other videos related to Rakhi, you can use Snaptube. This freely available Android app features a wide range of Rakhi festive videos and entertainment. You can also explore short videos, WhatsApp status videos, and all kinds of heartfelt content related to Rakhi. Since the app has integrated various video sharing platforms in one place, you will never fall short of entertaining videos. If you want, you can even save a video for offline viewing as well. It has a user-friendly interface and a fast-loading video player. Go ahead and download the app on your Android device for free and find all kinds of videos to keep you hooked.
updated by Chief Editor on Aug 20, 2018