Raksha Bandhan 2018: India is known as the country of devotional and festivals, there are various people from different religions which are living in India like Hindu, Muslim, Christians, Punjabi etc. but the majority of citizens are Hindu. Rakshabandhan is one of the most glorious and ever waiting festivals especially among Hindu sisters who wait for this day to tie a knot called Rakhi in the hand of her brother.
The festival of Raksha Bandhan celebrated as the joyous relation of brother and sister in which brother gives a promise to her sister that he will take care and protect her in every situation, he will be there to help her whenever she needed. Each year the festival of Rakhi is celebrated in the Shravan month on a Purnima or full moon day this year the Raksha Bandhan 2018 is going to fall on 26th August that is on Sunday. As there is no fixed date for this festival, each year dates vary according to the shubh muhurat, panchang and gadna.
Shubh Muhurat for Raksha Bandhan
As per the astrology, the shubh muhurat or best time to tie a rakhi knot concluded from the six o’clock in the morning till the five thirty PM. So, girls are getting enough time to tie rakhi knot to their brothers and those who are living apart can also reach their house on time.
Raksha bandhan 2018
Rakhi is not any new or just born festival it is being celebrated from ages and known as one of the most holy relationships in Hindu rituals. There are lots of stories attached to the starting of this festival, but there are no perfect conceptual which proves the exact time for the beginning of this holy festival. It meant that Rakhi should be tied within the muhurat as after it there is no benefit of performing rituals.
Although there is a wide range of rakhi muhurat in which you can tie the knot but according to the Hindu scriptures best time of Rakhi is during the afternoon that is Aparahan. It said that after the muhurat time departs Bhadra begins which is not Shubh, so it is advised to perform all Raksha Bandhan 2018 celebrations during the time range for avoiding any bad consequences.
How is this festival celebrated
As it is not a new festival and everyone is very well aware of its rituals but still, let us have a brief intro to it. The preparations for Raksha Bandhan begin from the morning both brother and sister wear new dresses and get ready after a shower; it believed that before tying the knot both of them should do fasting or should not eat anything. Later on the timing of muhurat, the sister prepare or decorated a plate with some holy essentials like Deepak, roli, chawal, mithayi, rakhi and some water.
Now, she first put on the tika with roli on brother’s head and then start doing aarti. Later she ties the rakhi and gives some sweets to eat, after this brother in return gives a raksha bandhan gift to her sister and give her some sweets to eat. In this manner, the whole ritual performed before Bhadra Mukha which is not shubh.
What is Bhadra?
Bhadra also was known as Bhadra mukh is malicious time according to the Hindu rituals in which the celebration of Raksha Bandhan prohibited. It said that for any auspicious or shubh work one should avoid Bhadra time and there are lots of Hindu texts like as of Vratraj which says that Bhadra time should avoid while tying the knot of rakhi and all rituals should perform before this period. In north India, morning found as the good time for Rakhi, but it is not true as according to Hindu text best time is late afternoon.
There many brothers who do not have sisters and feels very disappointed on the festival Raksha Bandhan which means that all rakhi brothers are very lucky who is having a sister who can tie a knot to them. Unlike other festivals, Rakhi is a kind of love bond between sister and brother which gets stronger every year on this occasion. So this is all about the Raksha Bandhan 2018 about which one should be aware. We all wish you a Happy Raksha Bandhan, enjoy your day with lots of love and blessings.