Raksha Bandhan 2023: Celebrating the Bond Between Brothers and Sisters
Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrated in India to honor the special bond between brothers and sisters. This auspicious occasion is observed during the month of Saavan in the Hindu Lunar calendar. The term “Raksha Bandhan” literally translates to “the bond of protection”.
On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a sacred thread, known as Rakhi, on the wrists of their brothers. This act symbolizes their love and protection for each other. Sisters also pray for the happiness and prosperity of their brothers. In return, brothers give gifts to their sisters and promise to care for and protect them.
Significance and Legends of Raksha Bandhan
There are several popular tales in Indian mythology that revolve around the celebration of the bond between brothers and sisters. One of the most famous stories is the bond between Lord Krishna and Draupadi from the epic Mahabharata. When Lord Krishna’s finger was hurt while fighting the evil king Shishupal, Draupadi used a piece of cloth to wrap it, and in return, Lord Krishna promised to protect her.
Another well-known legend dates back to medieval India. Rani Karnavati, the widowed queen of Chittor, sent a Rakhi to Emperor Humayun when she was under attack by Bahadur Shah of Gujarat. She sought Humayun’s assistance and he came to her rescue.
Raksha Bandhan 2023 Date
According to Drik Panchang, Raksha Bandhan 2023 will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 30. However, due to Bhadra Kaal, the inauspicious time period, you can also tie Rakhi on August 31. This festival is also known as Rakhi Purnima and is celebrated on the full moon day.
Raksha Bandhan 2023 Shubh Muhurat
|August 30, 2023||05:51 AM to 06:49 PM|
During this auspicious festival, it is customary to perform the Raksha Bandhan ceremony during the Shubh Muhurat, the most auspicious time. According to the Drik Panchang, the Shubh Muhurat for Raksha Bandhan 2023 is from 05:51 AM to 06:49 PM.
Raksha Bandhan is a time to cherish the special bond between siblings and celebrate the love and protection they provide to each other. It is a day filled with joy, love, and the exchange of gifts. Let us all come together and embrace this beautiful festival.