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Raksha Bandhan 2019 Date, Auspicious Time and Shubh Muhurat to Tie Rakhi: Raksha Bandhan is one of the most popular Hindu festivals in India and Nepal. It is equivalent to Siblings Day of the USA or Brothers and Sisters Day of the UK, but with a whole lot of customs and rituals. Sisters of all ages tie a rakhi (amulet, talisman) on their brother’s wrist, apply tilak on his forehead while wishing for his long life. Meanwhile, the brothers make a promise to protect her. Raksha Bandhan 2019 date is August 15, Thursday. Yes, the same day as that of 73rd Independence Day of India. The festival is observed on the full moon day (Purnima) of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana or Shravan, which typically falls in August. At an auspicious time, Raksha Bandhan thread ceremony takes place. We will look at Raksha Bandhan 2019 Shubh Muhurat and other rituals associated with the festival. Rakhi DIY Ideas for Raksha Bandhan 2019: Ways to Make Easy and Cute Handmade Rakhi at Home (Watch Video Tutorials).
Tying a silk thread called rakhi is a centuries-old practice as it signifies a bond of love and protection. Sisters tied the rakhi around their brother’s wrist, usually when they departed for wars and battles. Women prayed for the well-being and long life of their brothers. As for the brothers, they promised to protect their sisters from all troubles and hardships. “Raksha Bandhan” is a Sanskrit word, which translates to “the bond of protection, obligation, or care,” and is now typically applied to this ritual. There are several mythological legends associated with the celebration of Raksha Bandhan. Rakhi Gift Ideas For Sisters on Raksha Bandhan 2019: Here’s A List of Rakshabandhan Gifts That You Can Give On The Festival Day!
Shubh Muhurat or Auspicious Timings to tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan 2019
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in Hindu month of Shraavana during Full Moon Day or Purnima. According to Hindu division of the day, a most auspicious time to observe Raksha Bandhan thread ceremony, i.e. tying rakhi is during Aparahna, which is late afternoon. One must note that Bhadra also known as Vishti and Vishti Karana, is over as it is considered inauspicious time in Hindu Calendar. And for some reason, those who cannot conduct Raksha Bandhan thread ceremony during Aparahna time, they can perform rakhi rituals in Pradosh time. Pradosh time is one and a half hours before and after the sunset. Raksha Bandhan 2019 Songs: Phoolon Ka Taron Ka and Other Bollywood Tracks Dedicated to Sibling Love!
According to Drik Panchang, shubh muhurat to tie rakhi and celebrate Raksha Bandhan is 13:59 to 16:31 on August 15, Thursday. This duration of two hours and 32 minutes is Aparahna muhurta time for Raksha Bandhan. Time to perform Raksha Bandhan thread ceremony is between 06:23 to 17:59 as Raksha Bandhan Bhadra gets over before sunrise. The Purnima Tithi begins at 15:45 on August 14, 2019, and ends at 17:59 on August 15, 2019.
A typical Raksha Bandhan ceremony would see brothers and sisters dressed up in new clothes. Sisters would put vermillion on their brother(s)’ forehead, tie a colourful rakhi and then do aarti three times with diya. It is followed by eating sweets after which brothers give gifts to their sisters. Sisters can also gift their brothers.
This Raksha Bandhan, we wish, may the bond of love with your sisters and brothers continue to grow stronger with each passing year. On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, we send a lot of love and good wishes to all the brothers and sisters out there. Wish you a very Happy Raksha Bandhan 2019.