Raksha Bandhan 2023: What is Bhadra Kaal? Why is this inauspicious? Know what should be done to avoid this?


This year, the day of Raksha Bandhan is Bhadra Kaal and it is being discussed a lot. So is Bhadra Kaal a bad time? What is the mythology behind this? Read on!

The five parts of Panchag are War, Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga, and Karan. These five parts are considered for chronology in Panchang. At the same time, festivals, festivals, birth anniversaries, death anniversaries, etc. are also realized from Panchag. 'Karan' and 'Bhadra Kaal' are connected to these five organs. Karan is eleven. Vishti Karan is one of these. The day on which Vishti Karan takes place, that day is Bhadra Kaal. It is related to the transit of the Moon through Karana and Rashi.

Bhadrakal is considered inauspicious. During the transit of twelve zodiac signs, the Moon transits in Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Scorpio. So in Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn Bhadra is in 'Patal Lok' and in Cancer, Leo, 'Kumbh', Pisces Bhadra is in 'Prithvi Lok'. Accordingly, on August 30, the day of Raksha Bandhan, the Moon will be in 'Vishti' and 'Kumbh' signs. Accordingly, Bhadrakal is predicted on this day. Muhurta Chintamani and Muhurt Martand Granth give detailed information about this.

What not to do in Bhadrakal, what to do?

Marriage, housewarming, pilgrimage, financial investment in business, new work, auspicious work, and other important auspicious work should not be done. Apart from this, fighting, using weapons, performing surgery, and offering sacrifices should also be avoided during the Bhadra period. For protection from Bhadra, one should worship Shiva and chant the 12 names of Bhadra, Dhanya, Dadhimukhi, Bhadra, Pandemic, Kharana, Kalaratri, Maharudra, Vishthi, Kul Putrika, Bhairavi, Mahakali, Asura Shakri. Will get freedom from the crisis of Bhadrakal.

Who is Bhadra?

Though Bhadra means good and Abhadra means bad, there is bad hidden in Bhadra's story. Religiously Bhadra is the daughter of Suryadev and Chhaya and sister of Shanidev. Bhadra was also grumpy and discontented like Shani. Since childhood, she used to disturb the divine, religious works and worship of sages and saints. Lord Surya complained about Bhadra's nuisance to Lord Brahma. Brahmaji explained to Bhadra and gave him a place in Vishti Karan. The works done during the Bhadra period do not give auspicious results. On the day of Rakshabandhan, Bhadra will reside on earth. It is believed that celebrating the festival of Raksha Bandhan during Bhadra is not auspicious.

Inauspicious Bhadrakal date and time

On August 30, with the beginning of the full moon date, Bhadra will also begin, which will last till 9:00 pm on August 30. Rakhi cannot be tied for the whole day on 30 August 2023 during Bhadra. On August 30, 2023, Bhadra Kaal will last till 09.01 minutes, in such a situation, when Bhadra ends at night on August 30, Rakhi can be tied after that.

Rakshabandhan Bhadra Tail - 05:32 PM - 06:32 PM

Rakshabandhan Bhadra Head - 06:32 PM - 08:11 PM

Rakshabandhan Bhadra End Time - 09:01 PM