Shravan Purnima 

Shravan Purnima, or Shravan Poornima day is the last full moon of the Shravan Month of the Hindu Lunisolar calender.  It is home to many holidays and festivities, mostly family oriented and include the changing of sacred garb (janeu). 

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Raksha Bandhan 

Raksha Bandhan (the bond of protection), also known as Rakhi, or Rakhi Purnima, is a Hindu festival observed in India, Mauritius and Nepal, by Hindus, and some Sikhs celebrating the relationship between brothers (shaurya), cousins and sisters (shreya). IThe festival falls on the full moon day (Shravan Poornima) of the Shravan month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar.

The celebration is observed between brothers and sisters who show their love for each other. This holiday dates back more than 500 years. The girls tie a bracelet of silk threads, called a rakhi, around their brothers’ wrists. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect their sisters. The siblings also give each other a piece of Indian candy, called laddu. At the end of the ceremony, the children exchange gifts. 

Other  Shravan Purnima celebrations

In the Brahmin community within southern and central India (Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Orissa) the rituals of Avani Avittam or Upakarma occur on Shravan Poornima.

In Central India (Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkand, and Madhya Pradesh) Shravan Poornima is celebrated as Kajari Purnima. It begins on Kajari Navami, the ninth day of Shravana Amavasya, and ends on Shravan Poornima.  The mother's who have sons are the central focus and perform many rituals throughout the days.

In Gujarat, India some celeberate Shravan Poornima as Pavitropana in which people worship (grand pooja) Lord Shiva through prayer.

In the Jaganna culture of Orissa, India, the Jhulan Yatra festival is held on Shravan Poornima. It is the end of the rain season of Shravana which began on Shukla Pakhya Ekadashi, four days earlier. The communities decorate idols of Radha-Krishna and display them on Jhulan (a sacred swing).

In Krishnaism, Vasudeva, Bala Krishna and Gopala, Balarama Jayanti or the Shri Baladeva birth Ceremony is celebrated on Shravan Poornima. Lord Krishna's elder Brother Prabhu Balarama was born on this day.

In the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India, Raksha Bandhan is often known as Jandhyam Poornima On this day. The popular Bagwal fair is held at Devidhura, Champawat.
Kajari Purnima

In Ossria, India, Gamha Purnima, in which domesticated Cows and Bulls are decorated and worshipped and sweats are exchanged between families is held on Shravan Poornima.

In West Bengal, India, Jhulan Purnima is celebrated on Shravan Poornima. Jhulan Purnima is also known as Jandhya Poornima, Janyu, or Poonal. celebrations are similar to Raksha Bandhan

In Western India and parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Goa, Shravan Poornima is known as Narali Purnima, which is the start of the fishing season. Coconuts are presented as gifts to Lord Varuna, the God of the Sea, to ensure a successful season.

In Nepal, Raksha Bandhan is also called Janai Purnima. The people eat "Kwati" a soup of sprout of seven different grains.

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