Raksha Bandhan 2023: When is Raksha Bandhan

This year, Raksha Bandhan will be commemorated with immense zeal and excitement. Sisters will tie the sacred thread of protection around their brothers’ wrists, offer prayers for their well-being, and adorn the Rakhi puja thali with enthusiasm. Here’s everything you need to know before embarking on this joyous celebration.

Important Dates for Rakhi in 2023:

Raksha Bandhan: August 30, 2023 (Wednesday)
Auspicious Time for the Rakhi Tying Ceremony: 09:01 PM
End Time of Raksha Bandhan Bhadra: 09:01 PM
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Punchha: 05:30 PM to 06:31 PM
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Mukha: 06:31 PM to 08:11 PM
Muhurat available after Pradosh only when Bhadra ends
Purnima Tithi Begins at: 10:58 AM on August 30, 2023
Purnima Tithi Ends at: 07:05 AM on August 31, 2023

How is Raksha Bandhan Celebrated?
Rakhi is an auspicious occasion that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. The term “Raksha Bandhan” itself signifies the bond of protection. The day is marked by a comprehensive ceremony in the presence of all family members, who dress in their finest attire.

Sisters meticulously prepare the Rakhi Puja thali, adorning it with sweets, Roli Chawal, Rakhi, and a Diya. They apply a tilak on their brothers’ foreheads, tie the Rakhi on their wrists, offer them sweets, and perform the Aarti ritual. In return, brothers present wonderful gifts to their sisters, along with a promise to protect them in all circumstances.

The most suitable time for the Rakhi tying ritual is during the afternoon, known as Aparahna according to Hindu tradition. In case the Aparahna time is not available, it can also be performed during the Pradosh time.

What Makes Raksha Bandhan Special?
This is an intriguing question! The Raksha thread holds a special significance as a symbol of faith in the sacred bond between brothers and sisters. It has carried the meaning of protection throughout the years, with numerous stories highlighting its importance. In ancient times, saints would tie Raksha threads on the wrists of their followers, bestowing blessings upon them. It was believed that this thread would act as a protective shield during battles and conflicts. Thus, Raksha Bandhan serves as a unique occasion, providing a “magical protection shield” to sisters and brothers. This delicate thread possesses the power to cleanse and absolve one of all sins, making the occasion truly special.

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