When Is Raksha Bandhan?

Hindus attach great significance to Raksha Bandhan. Since brother and sister relationships are among the most beautiful on the planet, this day is dedicated to them. On August 19, 2024, which is Purnima Tithi of the Shravan month, Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated.

Shubh Muhurat:

August 19, 2024, is Raksha Bandhan's celebration day this year. We are mentioning Shubh Muhurat here, which runs from 01:46 PM to 04:19 PM and 06:52 PM to 09:07 PM.

Why Celebrate Rakhi:

People celebrate this day as an expression of their love and commitment to one another. Every sister binds a Rakhi (Raksha Sutra) around her brother's wrist. As they tie Rakhi, they offer prayers for the health and longevity of their brothers.

Not Tie Rakhi During Bharda

Bhadra was Shani Dev's sister and the daughter of Lord Surya. She was born just as the universe was ready to take over her. She used to obstruct religious acts such as Yagya, Havan, and other auspicious actions. Rakhi shouldn't be tied during Bhadra for this reason.

Who Tied Rakhi During Bharda Period?

Bhadra Kaal prohibits a lot of activities. While Raksha Bandhan is a special occasion, it is not recommended to tie Rakhi during Bhadra Kaal because it is claimed that Shurpanakha tied Rakhi to Raavan during that time, and as a result, his castle was demolished and Lord Ram killed him.

Mythlogical Story

In order to help Goddess Parvati's marriage to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu requested that she tie a Rakhi around his wrist. As her brother, he would then remove all barriers, and he would also assist her in creating a Shivling and something she was unable to do on her own.