Raksha Bandhan is not just a festival but a spirit that cherishes the love of siblings forever through a raw silk string. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is one of the major festivals of the Hindu religion, which is celebrated with pomp and enthusiasm throughout the country. This festival shows the unwavering relationship of brother and sister, love, sacrifice and dedication. On this day, sisters tie a Rakhi or Raksha Sutra on their brother’s wrist and wish him a long life and happiness. At the same time, brothers promise to protect her beloved Bahna by giving them gifts or gifts in return (Rakhi Gifts). It is a specialty of this festival that not only the Hindu but also people of other religions celebrate this festival with full enthusiasm.
When is Rakshabandhan?
According to the Hindu calendar, the festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated every year on the full moon (Sawan Purnima) of Shravan or Sawan month. According to the Gregorian calendar, this festival falls in the month of August every year. This time Rakshabandhan is on 15 August (Raksha Bandhan Date Time). The day of 15 August is also the 72nd anniversary of India’s Independence Day.
Rakshabandhan Rakshabandhan is one of the biggest festivals of the Hindu religion. Especially in North India, it is celebrated with full enthusiasm like Deepawali or Holi. It is one of those festivals of Hindu religion which has been celebrated since ancient times. This festival is a symbol of unwavering bondage and unlimited love of siblings. It is the glory of this festival that binds the brother and sister with the thread of affection forever. Rakshabandhan is also celebrated differently in many parts of the country. The water god Varuna is worshiped on the day of Sawan Purnima in Maharashtra. Rakshabandhan is also known by the name Salono. It is believed that after bathing in the holy river on this day, by offering arghya to the sun, all sins are destroyed. On this day, Pandits and Brahmins abandon the old Janeu and wear the new Janeu.
Raksha Bandhan Date Time
is observed on the full moon day of Raksha Bandhan Sawan month. This time the festival of Rakshabandhan is on Thursday, so its importance has increased more. This day is not Bhadra period nor is there any eclipse of any kind. This is the reason that this time Rakshabandhan is auspicious and fortunate.
Purnima Date Start: From 9:15 AM on 14 August 2019 to
Purnima Date End: 15 August 2019 till 11:29 PM
According to the beliefs, the auspicious time to tie Rakhi (Rakhi Muhurat) should be tied on the day of Raksha Bandhan i.e. in the afternoon. If the time of noon is not available then it is advisable to tie a rakhi during Pradosh kaal. It is said that in Bhadra period, sisters do not tie rakhi to their brothers. According to mythological beliefs, Ravana’s sister tied her Raksha Sutra during the Bhadra period, which caused Ravana’s Holocaust. This time, the time of tying the rakhi is very good. Sisters can tie rakhi to brothers before sunset
. Time to tie rakhi: 15 August 2019 till 10: 22 minutes to 08: 08 minutes
Total duration: 09 hours 46 minutes
PM Muhurat: 15 August 2019 at 06:00 Minutes to 03:00 to 20 minutes
Total duration: 02 hours 14 minutes
Muhurat to tie Rakhi during Pradosh Kaal: 15 August 2019 till 05:00 PM
Worship method of tying rakhi On
the day of Rakshabandhan, sisters tie a rakhi on the wrist of their brother and wish him long life, prosperity and happiness. At the same time, brothers give their sister clothes, jewelry, money, gifts or any gift and promise to protect them. On the day of Rakshabandhan, tie a Rakhi to your brother like this:
– First of all decorate the plate of Rakhi. Place roli, kumkum, akshat, yellow mustard seeds, lamp and rakhi in this plate.
– Then brother Tilak by defense sources in his right hand means that thread tie.
– Brother Arti float after tying a thread.
– Then feed the brother sweets.
– If the brother is older than you, then touch the step and take his blessings.
– If the sister is older, then the brother should touch the feet.
– After tying a rakhi, the brothers should give gifts to the sisters according to their will and ability.
– Brahmins or Pandits also tie defense threads on their wrist.
– While doing this, one should recite this mantra:
ॐ Yen Bandho Bali Raja Danvendro Mahabalah.
Then walk in the bad name of defense.
Mythological beliefs associated
with Rakshabandhan have many religious and historical reasons to celebrate Rakshabandhan in India. According to mythological beliefs, many stories are prevalent behind celebrating Rakshabandhan:
Vamana Avatar Katha: The king of Asuras, Bali, had captured all the three worlds with his strength and might. Seeing the suzerainty of King Bali, the god Indra panicked and approached Lord Vishnu seeking help. Lord Vishnu took the Vamana avatar and the king reached Bali to beg for alms. Lord Vamana asked for three steps of land from Bali. In the first and second steps, God measured the earth and the sky. Now there was nothing left to keep the third step, then King Bali said that put the third step on his head.
Lord Vamana did the same. In this way the worries of the deities came to an end. At the same time, Lord Raja was very happy with the sacrifice of sacrifice. When he asked King Bali to ask for a boon, Bali asked him for a boon to settle in Hades. In order to fulfill the wish of the sacrifice, God had to go to hell. After the demise of Lord Vishnu, all the gods and Goddess Lakshmi got worried. To bring back her husband Lord Vishnu, Mata Lakshmi became a poor woman and came to King Bali and tied her Rakhi by making her her brother. In return, Lord vowed to take Vishnu back from the Hades. That day was the full moon date of the month of Shravan and it is believed that Rakshabandhan was celebrated since then.
Story of Bhavishya Purana: Once the gods and demons fought for 12 years but the gods did not win. Indra, saddened by the defeat, went to Devguru Brihaspati. On his suggestion, Indra’s wife Maharani Shachi fasted on the day of Shravan Shukla Poornima by law and legislation and prepared the defense formulas. Then Indrani tied that sutra to Indra’s right wrist and all the gods were victorious over the demons. This Raksha Vidhan was performed on the full moon day of Shravan.
Story of Draupadi and Shri Krishna: A story of Krishna and Draupadi is found in the Mahabharata period. When Krishna killed Shishupala with the Sudarshan Chakra, his index finger got hurt. Draupadi tore her sari at that time and tied it like a bandage on her finger. It was the full moon day of Shravan month. Sri Krishna later played the brother’s religion by saving his shame at the time of Draupadi’s rip-off.THE COMMENTS
There are many historical reasons behind celebrating Rakshabandhan:
Story of Emperor Humayun and Kamarvati: During the Mughal period, Emperor Humayun was moving to attack Chittor. In such a situation, Rana Sanga’s widow Karmavati sent a Rakhi to Humayun and took the defense pledge. Then what was Humayun not attacking Chittor? Not only this, for the same ashes, Humayun fought against Bahadur Shah to protect Karmavati and his kingdom for the protection of Chittor.
Legend of Sikandar and Puru: Alexander’s wife made her brother-in-law brother by tying rakhi to her husband’s Hindu enemy Purusha i.e. King Porus and vowed not to kill Alexander during the war. Purvas gave life to Alexander during the war. Not only this, Alexander and Porus swapped the defense formula before the war. During the war, when Porus raised his hand for a fatal attack on Alexander, his hands stopped looking at the defense and he was arrested. Alexander also returned to his kingdom, keeping the honor of Porus.