20 Facts about Janai Purnima

Get here a post about facts and information about janai purnima festival of Hindu which is celebrated in Nepal. It is one of the most popular festival of Nepal. It is a festival brother and sister.


20 Facts About Janai Purnima That You May Not Know

1. Janai is made up of a cotton thread worn across the upper body by Hindu boy. This string is only given to boys throughout a lengthy as well as exciting religious ceremony called Bratabandhan.

2. A day earlier than Janai Purnima, all boys wearing Janai make them hygienic by cutting all hair plus by taking a proper bath.


3. Nearly all the religion has kind of Bratabandhan, although known by dissimilar names. Bratabandhan is essentially a recognized procedure of accommodating somebody in the religion.

4. The Janai helps to identify the male into adulthood plus provide guidelines them to dutifully go after the religion and to chase the lane of reality. The Janai have to be worn every day which they get from the guru during the Bratabandhan.


5. Janai is regarded as the representation of body, speech, and brain, and the boy wearing Janai is believed to expand total power over all.

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Happy Raksha Bandhan


6. This thread is changed if it gets jumbled or despoiled due to those acts which are prohibited by religion.  Though, Janai must be changed with a new one without fail on Rakshya Bandana Day.

7. This festival is also marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread, by the sister on the wrist of her brother.

8. In Nepal extraordinary list of options for Gunhi Punhi (Janai Purnima in Newari) is Kwati. This day is also called Kwati Punhi, where Kwati is a soup of special beans as well as Punhi means the full lunar day.

9. Especially, Newar people also put the sacred threads around the wrists which are to be taken off on the day of Laxmi Puja, another festival in Tihar.

See Also: Traditions & Customs of Raksha Bandhan

10. In Janai Purnima, all Newar farmers present different foodstuffs to frogs. In intention that worshiping the frog, who is an agent of the Lord of rainfall, by making offerings of special food items help to boost the manufacture of crops.

11. Janai Purnima is so called as Rakshya Bandana, or simply Rakhi in many parts of India, Mauritius, Pakistan, and Nepal.

12. Janai Purnima is literally known as “the tie or knot of protection usually between brothers and sisters”

13. It is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar month of Shrawan.

14. The festival is not only celebrated by Hindus but also observed by Jains as a religious festival.

15. Nowadays, this festival has been an important tradition in the history of Sikhism as well.

16. In Nepal, Janai Purnima is referred to as Rakshya Bandana or Rishitarpani and involves a sacred thread ceremony. It is observed by both Hindus and Buddhists of Nepal.

17. The Hindu men change the thread they wear around their chests (Janai), while in some parts of Nepal girls and women tie Rakhi on their brother’s wrists.

18. The Rakshya Bandana-like brother-sister festival is observed by other Hindus of Nepal during one of the days of the Tihar festival.

19. Chronological occurrences plus mentions: According to the Hindu myths there are many stories about the Rakshya Bandana, one among them is below; Rakshya-Santoshi MaaHindu god Ganesh had two little sons, named as Shubh and Raksha Bandana day, Ganesh’s sister visited him and tied a Rakhi on Ganesh’s hand. Feeling depressed, the sons without delay began forcing and crying Ganesh and his wives, for a sister. Lastly, Ganesh decided to complete the demand and Santoshi Maa (accurately the Mother Goddess of happiness) was formed by divine fire that emerged on or after Riddhi and Siddhi.

20. In the day of Janai Purnima, people hear mantra from their gurus : -Rakshya Bandana Mantra

“एन बद्धु बलि राजा दानबिन्द्रो महावलतेन त्वं बध नामी रक्षे मा चल मा चल”

The meaning of Raksha Bandhan mantra in English language:

“I tie on you (the devotee) the Rakshya which was tied on Bali, the King of demons. Therefore Oh Rakshya! Do not ever be unsuccessful to defend this devotee, do not ever be unsuccessful.”

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