When is Raksha Bandhan in 2018? | Raksha Bandhan Festival Date – Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival which is celebrated on every full moon day of the Shravana month of Hindu calendar. The dates vary every year and this year in 2018, Rakhi Bandhan day will be celebrated on 26th August 2018. This year it will be celebrated the same as last year with full enjoyment, motivation, zeal, and excitement. This festival makes the bond between brother and sister more strong. Every sister ties the bond of protection called “Rakhi” on her brother’s wrist. Also, pray for her brother success and life. The brother in return vows to look after his sister and offers her a gift. The best time to tie “Rakhi” is during Aparahna, which is late afternoon according to Hindu division of a day. It is one of the most famous & popular festivals in India.
There are many stories related to the origin of this festival. Let me tell you the history of the Raksha Bandha according to Hindu mythology. The story starts like this, Long ago a battle was fought between God and Demons, which continued for almost 12 years long and at the end Demons won. The Demons not only captured the throne of the King of the Gods-Indra but also entire three Worlds. When Indra lost the battle, he went to the spiritual teacher of God’s Brihaspati and told him everything and seek his advice. Brihaspati advised Indra to chant some mantras that will protect him. Brihaspati initiated the process of chanting the mantras in the month of Shravan when full moon day occur. During the process, a thread was tightly tied on his wrist for protection which contains the blessings. After this, this small packet having the protection blessings was tied by Lord Indra’s wife, Shachi, on Indra’s right wrist. Due to which, Lord Indra got back all his strength to defeat Demons and reclaim back his kingdom.
This is the history of the Raksha Bandhan festival and that’s why currently this festival is celebrated with full excitement. It’s a love bond between brother and sister and this bond is of protection. The brother in return give gifts and promises to protect his sister. When the sister gets married, the brother goes to his home and asks her to tie “Rakhi” on his wrist. On this article, you will get complete details about when is Raksha Bandhan and why it is celebrated and the history of this festival.
When is Raksha Bandhan 2018?
Raksha Bandhan – 26th August 2018, Saturday
Shubh Muhurat for the Rakhi Tying Ceremony – 06:09 to 18:55
Total Duration for Rakhi Tying Ceremony – 12 Hours 46 Minutes
Aparahan Time during Raksha Bandhan 2018 – 13:33 to 16:01
Aparahan Duration – 2 Hours 28 Minutes
Pradosh Time during Raksha Bandhan 2018 Celebration – 18:29 to 18:55
Pradosh Duration – 0 Hours 26 Minutes
Start of Purnima Tithi – 16:46 (25th August 2018)
End of Purnima Tithi – 18:55 (26th August 2018)
How is Raksha Bandhan Celebrated?
This day is celebrated to strengthen the bond between brothers and sisters. It is the bond of love between brother and sister which is in the form of “Rakhi” which is tied on brother right-hand wrist. It’s a fully fledged ceremony on this day in the presence of all family members.
Sisters prepare the Rakhi Puja thali beautifully and also put sweets, Roli Chawal, Rakhi and Diya inside the thali. The girl put on Tika on her brother’s forehead and also tie Rakhi on his wrist, feed him with sweets and then perform the Aarti ritual. Brother in return present gifts and promises his sister that he will always protect her for the lifetime in every circumstance. The best time to tie “Rakhi” is during afternoon or Aparahna.