This year, Raksha Bandhan will knock the door on 15 August 2019. The festival will become even more beautiful because it is amalgamating on one of the most important days in Indian history. So on this 15 august, you have to make double celebrations for both family ties and freedom.
What is the significance of Rakhi on RakshaBandhan?
Rakhi represents love, bond, fun, and adoration. Rakhi celebrates the purest bond of brother and sister existing in this world with a thread of cotton. The pious feeling that a sister while tying rakhi on her brother’s wrist resonates with the love, care and affection of the brother. The beauty of this festival is that it is not only restricted to blood relations but also for those who are not biological brother and sister, still, they make the world’s best pair of brother and sister. All it requires a psychological bonding of brother and sister.
The rakhi represents a lifetime bond between the two. However, Rakhi is just a thread of cotton but the feelings and emotions associated with it can’t be in words.
When the Rakhi is celebrated this year?
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full day moon on the Shravana. The day is commonly known as “Shravana Poornima”. Have a look at the Shubh Muhurats for this Raksha Bandhan:
- Shubh Muhurat for tying the Rakhi: 05:54 A.M to 05:59 P.M
- The Poornima Tithi Begins at 03:45 P.M on 14, August 2019
- The Poornima Tithi ends at 05:59 P.M on August 15, 2019
- Aparahna time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat: 01:43 P.M to 04:20 P.M.
- Aparahna time duration: 2 hours and 40 minutes
This year, celebrate the Rakhi with full zeal and excitement even with the doubles celebrations. Sisters will tie Rakhi on their brother’s wrist praying for the long and happy life of the people.
How Raksha Bandhan is celebrated?
Raksha Bandhan celebrates the strongest bond of brother and sister. As the name of the word Raksha Bandhan represents, it signifies the bond of the protection where sisters pray for longer and happier life of their brothers and brother make promises to protect their sisters from any kind of danger and be there through every thick and thin. On this day, a full-fledged ceremony is conducted in the presence of all family members. Everyone dresses their best to look the best and celebrate the day with full of gifts, sweets and much more.
First of all, sisters prepare a Rakhi Pooja Thali by keeping sweets, Diya, Roli and Chawal into it. Then they tie a cotton thread or Rakhi on the wrist of their brothers then they put a Tika on their brother’s forehead then feed them with sweets and perform other rituals such as Aarti. In return, brothers offer wonderful gifts to their sisters such as sweets, chocolates as Saghun to their sisters.
However, the most suitable time to tying the rakhi on their brother’s wrist is in the afternoon. If it is not possible then you can tie it on the given Shubh Muhurat. So, celebrate the day to fullest and make this Rakhi memorable for life with wonderful gifts.