This year, August 30 and 31 are designated as Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi. Read about the festival’s celebrations, history, Subh muhurat, and significance.
Rakhi, also known as Raksha Bandhan, is a holy Hindu festival honoring the unique and everlasting relationships shared by siblings. The celebration takes place on the Poornima Tithi (full moon day) of Shravan Maas (the month of the swan), every year.
On this day, brothers and sisters participate in a variety of traditions to commemorate one another. As sisters fasten rakhi on their brothers’ hands, put tilak on their foreheads, and pray for their well-being and long lives, brothers make a commitment to look out for their sisters, to love and cherish them, and to show them how much they are appreciated by giving them presents they adore.
Modern-day brothers do, however, also fasten the Rakhi on their sister’s hands. Rakhi is a wristband that sisters tie on one another to mark the occasion.
If you and your siblings are remembering the occasion, you ought to be completely aware of this holiday. To learn more, scroll through.
Date and Shubh Muhurat for Raksha Bandhan in 2023:
Raksha Bandhan this year falls on August 30 and 31. Drik Panchang claims that the two dates are due to Bhadra Kaal, a time when Raksha Bandhan ceremonies should not be performed. Rakhi can therefore be tied on these two dates. On August 30, at 9:01 p.m.,
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Kaal ends. As a result, you can start performing rituals now. This year’s Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Poonch will take place on August 30 from 5:30 to 6:31 pm,
while the Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Mukha will start at 6:31 and end at 8:11 p.m. The Full Moon, or Poornima Tithi, begins on August 30 at 10:58 am and finishes on August 31 at 7:05 a.m.
History and Importance of Raksha Bandhan 2023:
For Hindus, Raksha Bandhan is very important. The epic Mahabharata is the source of one of the legends connected to this event.
Lord Krishna supposedly sliced his finger on the Sudarshan Chakra by accident. When Draupadi saw this, she tore a piece of fabric from her saree and wrapped it to the wound to stop the bleeding.
Lord Krishna expressed his gratitude for her generosity by promising to always be her protector.
He kept his word when the Kauravas attempted to disgrace Draupadi in front of the Hastinapur royal court, causing her to endure public humiliation.
Hindu tradition has given the rakhi a symbolic importance. The importance of the sibling bond is emphasized. The holiday also provides a chance for married women to perform the ceremony at their parents’ house.
Celebrations on Raksha Bandhan in 2023:
Across the nation, Raksha Bandhan is observed with fanfare. Performing aarti for their brothers, applying tilak on their foreheads, tying a Rakhi around their wrists, giving them a treat, and exchanging gifts are the first steps in the rituals.
The brothers agree to safeguard and value their sisters in exchange. Nowadays, brothers and sisters also purchase Rakhis to symbolize their unique tie.
Why Shouldn’t Rakhi Be Tied During Bhadra?
Bhadra is viewed negatively. Bhadra is the sister of Lord Shani Dev and the daughter of Lord Sun. She is regarded as unlucky since it is said that when she was born,
She was on the verge of swallowing the entire globe, which is why she used to obstruct all the auspicious rituals like Hawan and Yajna.
Additionally, it is thought that Shurpanakha bound Rakhi to Ravana during Bhadra Kaal, causing Ravana’s kingdom to fall and even his death in the conflict with Lord Shri Ram.
Date and Time: Raksha Bandhan 2023
|Bhadra and Tithi ||Date and Time|
|Pournima Tithi Begins||August 30, 2023 – 10:58 AM|
|Pournima Tithi End||August 31, 2023 – 07:05 AM|
|Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Start Time||August 31, 2023 – 11:00 AM|
|Raksha Bandhan Bhadra End Time||August 30, 2023 – 09:01 PM|
|Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Punchha||August 30, 2023 – 05:30 PM to 06:31 PM|
|Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Mukha||August 30, 2023 – 06:31 PM to 08:11 PM|