Raksha Bandhan falls on 7th July 2017 which coincides with Chandra Grahan. This incident is happening after a period of 9 long years. It is believed that the duration of inauspicious time is more when compared with auspicious time availability. Basically, this year you will have to perform the rituals of Raksha Bandhan within the auspicious time of 2Hours and 47 Minutes. Know the reasons and timings below.
What is Chandra Grahan?
Chandra Grahan occurs two to three times a year and is observed only on the full moon day. It happens when Moon comes directly behind the earth, under its shadow. Hindu belief says the Chandra Grahan can have extremely malefic or evil effects. Therefore, Shastras prohibits starting new activities, eating, sexual activities, sleeping, cutting, sewing, combing, brushing, moving out and watching the moon during the Grahan period. It is highly advisable to fast for nine hours before and during the Grahan period and break it after the Grahan.
Raksha Bandhan And Chandra Grahan
After a period of 9 long years, history has repeated itself and Chandra Grahan coincides with the auspicious festival of Raksha Bandhan. To avoid any mishap it is advisable for the Hindus to strictly follow the timings and finish off the rituals of Raksha Bandhan accordingly.
Auspicious Time For Tying Rakhi
The auspicious time will start from afternoon 11:05 and will prevail till afternoon 1:55.
Chandra Grahan will take place from afternoon 1:55 and will continue to emanate the evil energies for 12 long hours till 10:53 in the night. Let’s be careful and make sure that no negative energy affects the relationship of a brother and sister.