Raksha Bandhan 2023: Is Raksha Bandhan on 30 or 31 August? Check Date, Timings, Shubh Muhrat & More
When is Raksha Bandhan 2023: Is Raksha Bandhan on 30 or 31 August? Check out this article to know the answers to all your queries and the best muhrat details.
When is Raksha Bandhan 2023:Rakshabandhan is one of the most popular and traditional Hindu festivals. The day celebrates the special bond between brothers and sisters. Also known as Rakhi, it is largely celebrated in all parts of the country with different names, rituals and cultural and historical significance.
This article will clear the air surrounding Rakshabandhan date. Also, it will help you to celebrate the festival of brothers and sisters at the time of Purnima, Bhadrakal and Shubh Muhurta.
When is Raksha Bandhan August 30 or 31?
Raksha Bandhan is a Sanskrit word which literally means bond protection, responsibility or care. It is celebrated on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shravan, which usually falls in August. According to Drik Panchang, this year the festival will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 30. However, due to peak season, you can tie Rakhi on 31st August as well.
Why is Raksha Bandhan being celebrated on two days?
This year Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on two different dates. And this is because of the elite. Bhadra Kal is an inauspicious period according to Hindu astrology, and people are advised not to indulge in any auspicious or pious activities.
The full moon on August 30 coincides with the Bhadra period which will end around 9 pm. This spatial placement has led to the two-day celebration of the Rakhi festival.
How is Rakhi celebrated in different parts of India?
The socio-cultural significance of Raksha Bandhan is profound. It promotes broad cultural values, embodies unity and is celebrated across the boundaries of religion and region. And this is the reason why the beloved festival is celebrated in different ways in different parts.
Jhulan Poornima is a popular term used for Rakshabandhan in the state of West Bengal. People worship Lord Krishna and Radha. Sisters wish and pray for long life of their brothers while tying Rakhi. The day is celebrated with renewed optimism for positive interactions by political institutions, workplaces, social groups and educational institutions.
The Koli community of Maharashtra celebrates Rakshabandhan as the festival of Narli Purnima or Coconut Day. On this day they offer coconuts to Lord Varuna, the Hindu god of the sea, to seek his blessings. While Raksha Bandhan is being celebrated by brothers and sisters as usual.
Kite flying is an important part of Rakshabandhan. In many regions of North India, married daughters go to their mother’s house or some brothers visit their married sisters with special kinds of sweets and other spices.
Raksha Bandhan, also known as Janai Poornima or Rishitarpani in Nepal, is celebrated with a sacred thread ceremony. In some regions of Nepal, girls and women tie the rakhi around their brothers’ wrists while Hindu men change the thread they wear around their chest (janai).
Rakhi Purnima and Gamha Purnima are other names for Raksha Bandhan in Odisha. The event of Gamha Purnima, which falls on the same day as Lord Balabhadra’s birthday and is celebrated by farmers in Odisha by tying livestock to rakhis, is named after the god of agriculture.
So, this rakshabandhan strengthens your bond with your siblings. Forgive them for eating that extra slice of your favorite cake, ruining your birthday dress, and anything else they may have done to hurt you unintentionally. What, all misunderstandings to win extra hours of pleasure.