Raksha Bandhan is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. It is celebrated in the month of Shravana during Purnima(full moon). The most ideal time to tie Rakhi on the day of Raksha Bandhan is during Aparahna, or late afternoon, as per the Hindu day division. If not aparahna, then you can also tie rakhi during Pradosh time.
Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 3rd August 2020. It is a festival to celebrate the relationship between a brother and a sister. A brother and a sister’s relationship is divine and spiritual, and Raksha Bandhan is an ode to celebrate the same.
Importance of Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan is an old Hindu festival that is celebrated all over India. It is a public holiday in many states such as Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh. The festival is quite significant to various cultures in India as the idea of love and care between siblings is celebrated universally. On the festival day, during Aparahna, brother and sisters get together along with their family members. Sisters tie rakhi (colorful threads) on their brothers’ hands. It is a symbol of protection. You can send rakhi online to USA if your brother lives abroad in the States.
Raksha Bandhan should not be celebrated during Bhadra month, as it is not a good time to do any auspicious events. One should wait for Bhadra to get over so they can begin the auspicious festival of Raksha Bandhan.
Why is Raksha Bandhan a monsoon festival?
Raksha Bandhan is also called monsoon festival and there is a whole new meaning to this. The rainy season washes off all the problems and filths in our life. The season is like a ray of hope in our life and we start living life to the fullest once again. Hence, the Shravan month is said to be the holiest time to celebrate the beautiful bond of love between brothers and sisters.
Raksha Bandhan: The Festival of Strong Bond
On the day of Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a silk thread which is called the rakhi on their brothers’ wrist. It is not just any thread, it is a symbol of pure, unceasing and sacred love between the siblings. It is also about the everlasting protection that each sibling takes the responsibility of. Even when the sister gets married, the brother makes sure that he goes to visit his sister on the day of Raksha Bandhan and get rakhi tied on his wrist by his sister.
Brothers and sisters also buy gifts for each other on Raksha Bandhan to show their precious love and affection towards each other. You can get gifts from online rakhi store such as Flipkart, My Pooja Box & Amazon. The festival of strong siblings bond is one of the happiest festivals in the country.
Raksha Bandhan Muhurta 2020
Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 3rd August this year, 2020. The Raksha Bandhan ceremony time is 09:28 to 21:14.
The Aparahan Muhurat is from 13:46 to 16:26.
The Pradosh Time is from 19:06 to 21:14
The Purnima Tithi starts from 21:28 on 2nd August
The Purnima Tithi ends at 21:27 on 3rd August.