Raksha Bandhan 2018: Also known as Rakhi, the festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon of the\u00a0Shravan month. It is a day when sisters lovingly tie a Rakhi, also known as 'Raksha Dhaga' on the wrist of their brothers. This rakhi is also a promise wherein a bother swears to\u00a0protect his sister throughout his life. This\u00a0year, Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on August 26. This day is celebrated differently across the states in India according to their customs and traditions. ALSO\u00a0READ| Happy Raksha Bandhan 2018: Wishes, Images, Quotes, Photos, Greetings, Messages, SMS, WhatsApp and Facebook Status However, the core value of the day remains the same, which is to defend or protect. This is a day when siblings show their love and gratitude towards one another and undertake the oath to protect. The tradition to tie a rakhi is not just restricted to the brothers, one can tie the \u2018Raksha Dhaga\u2019 to anyone, be it brother or sister. The Date, Day Muhurat time of this year Raksha bandhan are mentioned below. ALSO READ|\u00a0Raksha Bandhan gifts for brother and sister \u00a0Rakhi Festival 2018: Date, Day Muhurat time Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony Time = 05:59 to 17:25 | Duration = 11 Hours 26 Mins Aparahan Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat = 13:39 to 16:12 | Duration = 2 Hours 33 Mins According to Drikpanchang, Raksha Bandhan Bhadra gets over before Sunrise- Purnima Tithi Begins at 15:16 on 25 August 2018, Purnima Tithi Ends at 17:25 on 26 August 2018 ALSO READ|\u00a0Raksha Bandhan 2018: Importance, Significance And History Of Rakhi Festival According to Hindu mythology, Lord Sri Krishna had once told Yudhishtir to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with his army and had said that it would help him protect the Pandavas and also their army. Sri Krishna has also said that power of the \u2018Raksha Sutra\u2019 is unique and unbeatable. ALSO READ|\u00a0Happy Raksha Bandhan 2018: Popular songs, Bollywood movies for Rakhi In North India, the festival of Raksha Bandhan is also known as Shravan Purnima. In the southern part of India, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in the name of Nariyal (Coconut) Purnima or Avni Avittam. Central India celebrates it as Kajree Poonam and in the state of Gujarat, it is celebrated in form of Pavitropanna. In the state of Rajasthan, it is known as Ram Rakhi Lumba, where a thread with a tiny yellow color pom-pom is tied to the deity.