Raksha Bandhan, (the bond of protection) or Rakhi, is a Hindu festival primarily observed in India, celebrating the relationship between brothers and sisters. It’s also known as Rakhi Purnima in most of India. The festival falls on the full moon day (Shravan Poornima) of the Shravan month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar.
When is Raksha Bandhan 2022
Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 11th August 2022.
Significance Of Raksha Bandhan
The festival is observed by Hindus, Sikhs, and a few Muslims. The ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (sacred thread) by a sister on her brother’s wrist. This symbolizes the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being and the brother’s lifelong vow to safeguard her.
How Raksha Bandhan Celebrated
As cited in the second section the festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread, that comes in several colors and styles, by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The brother offers a present to his sister as she presents sweets to him. The brother typically presents his sister with an envelope full of cash but, alternative presents like saris and clothing will be given.
The brother and sister historically feed each other sweets. These sweets embrace something from Jalebi, Kaju Katli, and Burfi. Since north Indian kinship practices provide cousins a standing like siblings, women, and ladies usually tie the rakhi to their male cousins (referred to as “cousin-brothers”) in many communities. Unrelated boys and men who are thought of to be brothers (munh-bola bhai or adopted brothers) will be tied rakhis, provided they plan to a lifelong obligation to supply protection to the lady or girl.
Shubh Muhurat for Raksha Bandhan 2022
|ShubhMuhurat for the Rakhi Tying Ceremony||06:07 AM to 05:59 PM|
|Total Duration for Rakhi Tying Ceremony||11 Hours 52 Minutes|
|Aparahan Time during Raksha Bandhan 2022||01:48 PM to 04:22 PM|
|Aparahan Duration||2 Hours 34 Minutes|
|Purnima Tithi Begins||11th August 2022 at 10:38 AM|
|Purnima Tithi Ends||12th August 2022 at 07:05 AM|
Raksha Bandhan 2022 History
Krishna and Draupadi
Another incident from the epic Mahabharat issues Krishna and Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas. She had once torn a strip of silk off her sari and tied it around Krishna’s wrist to stop the bleeding from a battlefield wound. Krishna was touched by her action and declared her to be his sister, despite the fact that they were unrelated. He promised to repay the debt and then spent the following twenty-five years doing simply that.
Draupadi, in spite of being married to 5 nice warriors and being a daughter of a robust monarch, trusted and depended wholly on Krishna. Krishna repaid the debt of affection throughout the “Cheer-Haran” (literally “clothing-removing”) of Draupadi, that occurred within the assembly of King Dhritarashtra when Yudhisthira lost her to the Kauravas in gambling. At that point, Krishna indefinitely extended her saree through divine intervention, therefore it couldn’t be removed, to avoid wasting her honor. this is often how he honored his rakhi vow towards Draupadi.
King Bali and Goddess Laxmi
According to a legend, the Demon King Bali was a good devotee of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu had taken up the task to protect his kingdom leaving his own abode in Vaikunth. Goddess Lakshmi needed to be along with her lord back in her abode. She visited Bali disguised as a lady to hunt refuge until her husband came back.
During the Shravan Purnima celebrations, Lakshmi tied the sacred thread to the King. Upon being asked, she revealed who she was and why she was there. The king was touched by her goodwill for his family and her purpose and requested the Lord to accompany her. He sacrificed all he had for the Lord and his devoted wife.
Thus devotion to the Lord. it’s said that since then it’s been a convention to ask sisters in Shravan Purnima for the thread tying ceremony or the Raksha Bandhan.