The festival of Raksha Bandhan is a day of sacred bonding between brothers and sisters. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Shravan. This year Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on August 11. On this day sisters tie a protective thread on their brother’s hand and the brothers promise to protect them. Rakhi festival is a symbol of undying love between brothers and sisters. The full moon of the month of Shravan is also known as Shravana Poornima or Kajari Poonam.
Raksha Bandhan 2022: Date
In the month of Shravan, the full moon date of Shukla Paksha begins on Thursday, August 11 at 10.38 am. Purnima Tithi will last until 7:05 am on Friday, August 12. The festival of Rakshabandhan will be recognized on August 11.
Raksha Bandhan 2022: Auspicious Time
According to the Hindu calendar, on August 11, 2022, the auspicious time to tie Rakhi starts in the morning. On this day, the best time to build Rakhi is from 10:38 AM to 9 PM. At this auspicious time, you can tie a Rakhi on your brother’s wrist. It is noted that Abhijeet Muhurtam will be held from 12:06 pm to 12:57 pm and Amrit Kaal from 6:55 pm to 8:20 pm.
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra time
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra End Time: 08:51 PM
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Poonch time: 05:17 PM to 06:18 PM
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Mukha time: 06:18 PM to 08:00 PM
No auspicious things happen during Bhadra time, so tying Rakhi in Bhadra is inappropriate. The festival of Raksha Bandhan, celebrated with blessings, is celebrated only at an auspicious time. So keep in mind the auspicious time to tie the Rakhi.
Raksha Bandhan Related Stories
Rakshabandhan is a special festival in Indian culture. On this day sisters tie, rakhi on their brother’s hands, and the brothers promise to protect their sister. Various mythological stories are told about Raksha Bandhan in religious texts. Let us know how it started and who it is related to.
Krishna and Draupadi
In the TretaYuga, before the Mahabharata war, Sri Krishna raised Sudarsana Chakra against King Sisupala, when his hand was wounded and bled, Draupadi then tore his saree and tied it to his hand, in return for which Sri Krishna promised. Save Draupadi from all danger. Lord Krishna protected Draupadi by playing this raga during Raga Haran, hence Raksha Bandhan festival is celebrated.
Rakhi of Indra and Indrani
It is believed that once upon a time there was a war between Asuras and Devas dominated by Asura Shakti. Their victory in battle was considered inevitable. Indra’s wife Indrani began to feel sorry for her husband Indra, the king of the gods. So through worship, she made a powerful protective thread and tied it to Indra’s wrist.
It is said that after this the Devas won the war and since then Raksha Bandhan is celebrated as Sawan Purnima day. However, this is the only instance where a wife has tied a rakhi to her husband. But later in the Vedic period, this change came and the ceremony became a brother-sister relationship.
Queen Karnavati and Emperor Humayun
Queen Karnavati of Chittor sent a rakhi to Emperor Humayun to protect her kingdom from the invasion of Sultan Bahadur Shah of Gujarat and requested him to protect her. Humayun also accepted her Rakhi and left for Chittor with his soldiers to protect them all. But, before Humayun reached Chittor, Rani Karnavati committed suicide.
Goddess Lakshmi and King Bali
According to religious legends, when King Bali performed the Ashwamedha Yagya, Lord Vishnu assumed the form of a dwarf and asked King Bali to donate three feet of land. The king agreed to give three feet of land. When the king said yes, Lord Vishnu increased in size and measured the entire earth by three feet, and gave half to King Bali. King Bali then asked Lord Vishnu for a boon that whenever I see God, I only see you. Every moment I wake up, I just want to see you. The Lord gave this boon to King Bali and started living with the king.
As Maha Vishnu lived with the king, Devi Lakshmi became worried and narrated the whole story to Naradji. Then Naradji told Goddess Lakshmi that they should make King Bali your brother and ask Vishnu. Hearing Naratji’s words, Goddess Lakshmi went to King Bali crying, then King Bali asked Goddess Lakshmi why she was crying. Devi said she has no brothers. King Bali heard the mother’s words, saying, “From today I am your brother.” Then Goddess Lakshmi tied Rakhi for King Bali. Since then, this holy festival of brothers and sisters has been believed to be well known.