Raksha bandhan 2022
Raksha Bandhan is one of the important festivals of Hindus. It is celebrated on Purnima (full moon day) of the Hindu month of Sravana. It is the celebration of the brother-sister relationship and their love for each other. The term ‘Raksha Bandhan’ in Sanskrit literally means ‘bondage of security’ or ‘knot of protection’. On the day of Raksha Bandhan, the sisters tie Rakhi, which is a form of decorative thread made from cotton (kava), silk, and gold or silver items, on the wrists of their brothers to protect them from evil influences. While doing so, they pray for their brothers’ long life and happiness. The brothers, in turn, promise to love their sisters unconditionally and pledge to support and protect them throughout their life. For this reason, this festival is also known as Rakhi and Rakhi Purnima; Rakhi –the thread implying sacred love and Purnima – the full moon day.
- Raksha bandhan 2022
- When is Raksha Bandhan 2022?
- Raksha Bandhan 2022 – Auspicious Pooja Muhurat and Tithis
- Rakhi Celebrations in India– Traditions and Customs
- Rakhi 2022 Significances – Why is Raksha Bandhan 2022 celebrated?
- Raksha Bandhan 2022: The legends related to the origin of this festival
- Rakhi Celebration 2022: Legends from History
When is Raksha Bandhan 2022?The festival of Raksha Bandhan 2022 or Rakhi 2022 is observed throughout India and Nepal. In North India, it is celebrated with great enthusiasm. It usually falls in the month of August.
Raksha Bandhan 2022 falls on August 11, Thursday.
Raksha Bandhan 2022 – Auspicious Pooja Muhurat and Tithis
- Purnima Tithi Beginning / Full Moon Date Start: 10:38 am on August 11, 2022
- Purnima Tithi Ending / Full Moon Date End: 7:05 am on August 12, 2022
- Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony Time: 9:28 am to 9:14 pm
- Aparahna Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat : 1:46 pm to 4:26 pm
- Raksha Bandhan Bhadra End Time: 8:51 pm
- Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Punchha: 5:17 pm to 6:18 pm
- Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Mukha: 6:18 pm to 8:00 pm
Apaharan TimeAs per Hindu culture, Apaharan or Aparahna Time usually falls in the late afternoon. It’s the most auspicious time to celebrate Raksha Bandhan, to observe the most important ritual of tying the Rakhi on their brother’s wrist and praying for his long and healthy life.
Pradosha TimeIn case you miss out on celebrating the Rakhi festival during the Apaharan Time, you can perform the rituals during Pradosha Time which is the second-best Muhurat as per Hindu scriptures and usually begins in the late evening.
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Rakhi Purnima TithiIt’s the culmination of both the auspicious timings into one and is one of the ideal times to perform the Rakhi ceremony.
Rakhi Celebrations in India– Traditions and CustomsIndians celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan 2022 with joy and enthusiasm. Since it’s an important day for the siblings, preparations begin well in advance. The sisters get busy purchasing or making unique Rakhis for their brother to mark their love. Also, it evokes a sense of pride for brothers to wear such custom creations often decorated extensively in an eye-catching manner. The way Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is generally observed is as follows.
- On the auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, the sisters take an early bath and get dressed up before welcoming everyone for a family gathering.
- The sisters prepare the Rakhi ki thali, which includes a small Diya, akshat (rice mixed with turmeric), kumkum, sweets, and the Rakhi.
- Once everyone gathers around, the sisters perform a Pooja and pray with the entire family.
- After offering Pooja, a small wooden platform has to be set on the floor with a Rangoli on its four sides. The brother sits on this platform.
- Once the brother sits, the sister applies a holy red Tilak with kumkum on his forehead and ties the Rakhi (symbolic of their wishes, longevity, and security) around his right wrist. She does the Arti in front of him and offers him sweets.
- The brother, in return, bestows some gift or money to the sister, which she humbly accepts.
- The brother also pledges to protect his sister from any adversity.
- After this ritual, all family members will have traditional delicacies like gulab jamun, rasgula etc.