Raksha Bandhan 2023: The much-loved festival of Raksha Bandhan is all set to be joyously celebrated in India on August 30 and 31. The excitement is mounting as this significant Hindu festival approaches. This occasion beautifully honors the special bond of sibling affection. Rakhi is an annual observance on the Poornima Tithi, the full moon day of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Shravan Maas (Sawan). On this day, sisters affectionately tie a decorative thread, known as a “rakhi,” around their brothers’ wrists, symbolizing their love and heartfelt wishes for their brothers’ well-being. In return, brothers offer gifts to their sisters and make enduring promises of protection and support. In modern times, sisters also exchange rakhis with each other to celebrate the festival.
There has been some uncertainty regarding the most auspicious time to tie the rakhi this year due to the festival spanning two days. Because Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of love and happiness, each sister desires to tie the rakhi at a favorable moment. But no need to worry; we’re here to assist you. Keep reading to uncover the auspicious “muhurat” for tying the rakhi. (Also read: Raksha Bandhan 2023: Date, auspicious timings, historical significance, celebrations, and everything you need to know about Rakhi)
When is the perfect time to tie the rakhi on your brother?
On August 30, 2023, the Purnima Tithi will initiate at 10:45 AM, with the Bhadra phase starting around the same time, at 11:00 AM. The Bhadra period concludes at 9:03 PM. According to the Drik Panchang, the presence of two dates is due to Bhadra Kaal, a time during which Raksha Bandhan rituals are discouraged. If the Purnima Tithi concludes on August 31, 2023, at 7:05 AM, the subsequent Surya Udaye Purnima is considered auspicious, allowing people to celebrate Rakhi on that day. Consequently, you have the option to tie the rakhi on either of these two dates. The festival can be celebrated on August 30 after 9:01 PM or the following morning, August 31, before 7:05 AM. Tying the rakhi during these timeframes is considered auspicious.