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Raksha Bandhan Date 2021

Raksha Bandhan Date 2021, Rakhi 2021 Muhurat

Raksha bandhan celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters where sisters lovingly tie a rakhi or a sacred thread in her brother’s wrist. The sister wishes her brother Happy Raksha Bandhan and also wish her brother’s lifelong well being and happiness.

The significance of raksha bandhan is that when the sisters tie the piece of rakhi on their brother’s hand, the brothers take a vow to protect their beloved sisters from all harm for the rest of their lives. The name of the raksha bandhan festival is derived from this concept. Typically, Rakhi is an Indian festival celebrated by Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs.

There are several mythological stories popular among the Indians about raksha bandhan. Raksha bandhan history or rakhi history goes back to the very ancient times. The children listen to the mythological stories from their grandparents and parents and see the pictures of Rakhi festival depicting the raksha bandhan story that help us know Rakhi festival from our very childhood.

Rakhi festival in India is celebrated on a full moon in the month of Shravan according to the Hindu calendar.

Raksha Bandhan 2021 Date and Time


Raksha Bandhan 2021 Date - Sunday, August 22, 2021

Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony Time - 06:15 AM to 05:31 PM
Duration - 11 Hours 16 Mins

Aparahna Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat - 01:41 PM to 04:15 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 34 Mins

Raksha Bandhan Bhadra End Time - 06:15 AM
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Punchha - 02:19 AM to 03:27 AM
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Mukha - 03:27 AM to 05:19 AM

Purnima Tithi Begins - 07:00 PM on Aug 21, 2021
Purnima Tithi Ends - 05:31 PM on Aug 22, 2021

When is the best time to tie Rakhi?

The best time to tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan is at Aparahna time which is late afternoon as per Hindu division of the day. If Aparahna time is not available on a particular day, then Pradosh time is also considered the suitable time to perform rituals related to Raksha Bandhan.

Raksha Bandhan rituals must not be performed during Bhadra time. Bhadra is an evil time which must be avoided for all auspicious works. Vratraj, ancient Hindu text advises that Bhadra time must be avoided to tie Rakhi during Raksha Bandhan festival. Bhadra prevails during first half of Purnima Tithi. Thus one must wait for Bhadra to get over before starting any auspicious work including tying Rakhi on brother/sister hand. North Indians don't consider Bhadra time and instead tie Rakhi in the morning which is not suitable time to do it. Everybody must avoid the Bhadra Muhurat while performing Rakhi rituals.

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