New Delhi: Every year, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated to mark the special bond between siblings. Also known as Rakhi, on this day sisters tie a sacred thread on their brother’s wrist; an act that symbolises love and protection. This year the auspicious festival will be celebrated on 11th August.
Date of Rakshabandhan – 11 August 2022, Thursday
Purnima date starts – 11th August morning at 10.38 am
Purnima date ends – 12th August till 7.05 am
Auspicious time – August 11 at 9:28 am to 9:14 pm
Abhijeet Muhurta – 12:6 pm to 12:57 pm
Amrit Kaal – 6:55 pm to 8.20 pm
Bhadra Kaal on Rakshabandhan 2022
Rahukaal – August 11 from 2:8 pm to 3:45 pm
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra End Time – At 08:51 PM
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Poonch – From 05.17 pm to 06.18 pm on 11th August
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Mukh – 06.18 pm to 8.00 pm
History of Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan has its roots in a popular incident described in the epic, Mahabharata. Once Lord Krishna was flying a kite and cut one of his fingers with the thread. Then Draupadi tore a piece from her saree and tied it on Krishna’s finger to stop the bleeding. Moved by the gesture, Krishna promised her that he will protect her from all evils throughout his life.
According to Hindu norms, a sister applies tilak on her brother’s forehead and ties a rakhi around his wrist, praying for a happy and healthy life. In return, the brother gifts her with something that she likes or gives cash as a token of appreciation and love. This festival has become more of a playful exchange of gifts and understanding.