Raksha Bandhan 2018: 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 protect his sister throughout his life.
Raksha Bandhan 2018: Also known as Rakhi, the festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon of the Shravan 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 protect his sister throughout his life. This year, Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on August 26. This day is celebrated differently across the states in India according to their customs and traditions.
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 ‘Raksha Dhaga’ to anyone, be it brother or sister. The Date, Day Muhurat time of this year Raksha bandhan are mentioned below.
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Rakhi 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
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 ‘Raksha Sutra’ is unique and unbeatable.
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.