Raksha Bandhan 2018: Famous Rakhi Festival Celebration
Raksha Bandhan- The name itself says- A Bond of Protection where Raksha is-Protection and Bandhan means Bond. Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival which celebrates the sweetest and the purest relationship between siblings in a traditional way. This Rakhi festival has originated in the country- India and now gained a whole lot of importance and significance across the globe among all communities, tribes, religions and castes.
Annually commemorated with a huge splendour and gusto on the full moon day of Shravan Month thus this Rakhi Festival carries a great significance in Hindu culture. Raksha Bandhan 2018 (Rakhi 2018) will be on 26 August and the Muhurat timings for tying Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan 2018 is:
Raksha Bandhan 2018 :
Raksha Bandhan 2018 Thread Ceremony Time = 08:51 to 20:11
Duration on Raksha Bandhan 2018 = 11 Hours 20 Mins
On Raksha Bandhan 2018,
Purnima Tithi Begins = 19:46 on 25/Aug/2018
Purnima Tithi Ends = 21:55 on 26/Aug/2018
Aparahan Time for Raksha Bandhan 2018 = 13:11 to 15:23
Duration = 2 Hours 11 Mins
Pradosh Time for Raksha Bandhan 2018 = 17:35 to 20:11
Duration= 2 Hours 35 Mins
Bhadra Punchha on Raksha Bandhan 2018= 04:16 to 05:34
Bhadra Mukha on Raksha Bandhan 2018 = 05:34 to 07:45
Bhadra End Time on Raksha Bandhan 2018 (Rakhi 2018) = 08:51
The two best mythological short story of Raksha Bandhan
Each community and religion has their own peculiar style of glorifying Rakhi Festival. Mythology says that there are innumerable stories and folklores connected to the origin of Raksha Bandhan.
The story of Krishna and Draupadi, which showcases one of the most respectful relationships in the Hinduism as they used to call each other ‘Sakhi’ which says best friends but then it worth’s a respect much more than that. Lord Krishna had once got a cut on his ring finger. On seeing this Draupadi immediately tore a piece of cloth from her saree and tied it in his finger. Later, when she was humiliated in front of hundreds of men and people had attempted to disrobe her, Lord Krishna returned her the piece of cloth in the form of a never ending saree! However, this relationship cannot be named and can only be respected!
Nevertheless, an unequalled story of Rani Padmavati or Karnawati and Emperor Humayun is also famed as one of the most popular and happening one in ancient culture. The story starts during the medieval era, when Rajputs were fighting Muslim invasions. At that time, Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) meant as a binding and protection of sisters. Therefore, when Rani Karnawati, who was the widowed queen of the great king of Chittor, figured out that she could safeguard the invasion of the Sultan of Gujarat, Bahadur Shah in any way, she arranged and sent a Rakhi to Emperor Humayun as a gesture. On grounds of her emotional deeds, the Emperor got extremely touched and started off with his troops and other weapons without wasting even a single second.
What is the significance of Raksha Bandhan?
Raksha Bandhan is an ancient ceremonial practice where a brother takes the responsibility to protect, shield and care his sister till eternity. This Raksha Bandhan, one of the biggest and the most renowned festivals doesn’t only exhibit a Hindu tradition and limits in tying Rakhi, which a girl ties on her brother’s wrist, but it has further transited into hope, trust and unconditional love relationship.
Raksha Bandhan is a sacred golden observance where siblings pray for the long life of their sisters and brothers and also celebrate the great bond of love, care, and affection, they share with each other. On this very special occasion of Raksha Bandhan, brother promises to protect his sister in every ups and downs of life and assure to shield her all day and night.