India is a land of festivals. In today’s world, where there is so much of monotony and pressure in every individual’s life that occasionally we want to escape from it, maybe that is why we have festivals to rescue us. As individuals are only done with few, there are a lot of celebrations lined up ahead. Siblings are gearing up to mark their special bond—Raksha Bandhan. This year, Rakhi falls on August 26, 2018. Apart from the celebrations, there are a lot more than you must be craving to know. Here are the details that include the auspicious Raksha Bandhan 2018 date, puja vidhi and Purnima Tithi.
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Raksha Bandhan 2018 Date, Time and Purnima Tithi:
According to Drik Panchang, this year, the best time to tie rakhi begins at 06:51 am on August 26. The thread ceremony will remain for 13 hours and 4 minutes as it ends at 07:55 pm. On the other hand, the most auspicious time for Rakhi, muhurat for Aparahan lasts for 2 hours and 33 minutes. It begins at 01:34 pm and ends at 04:08 pm.
The Pradosh time for Raksha Bandhan 2018 falls at 06:41 pm to 07:55; lasting for an hour and 14 minutes. Purnima Tithi is slated to begin on August 25 at 05:46 pm and will continue till August 26, 07:55 pm.
Raksha Bandhan 2018 Puja Vidhi:
The Raksha Bandhan puja vidhi is a ritualistic tying of the thread, which protects the person from all evils. On the day of Shravan Purnima, individuals perform a full ritualistic bath, during pratahkal, before sunrise. The ceremonial tying Rakhi is preferable done during Aparahan time. The main ritual of Raksha Bandhan 2018 involves the worship of Raksha and tying it to the wrist in the form of Raksha Potli or Raksha bundle along with chanting the Raksha Mantra.
Raksha Bandhan is majorly observed by Hindus and some Jains, all over the world. The bond of protection; is celebrating with much zeal, love and duty between brothers and sisters. Generally, sisters tie the sacred thread on their brother’s wrist. But in many occasions today, we even witness women tying Rakhi to their sisters. It is no more stereotyped brothers only to protect their sister. They exchange gifts and notwithstanding mockery between sibling prevails.