Raksha Bandhan 2023: Why will the festival of Rakhi be celebrated for two days this year? Know the auspicious time!


pc: Hindustan Times

Soon the holy festival of Rakshabandhan will be celebrated. According to the Hindu calendar, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated every year on the full moon day of the Shukla Paksha of the month of Shravan. However, this year, whether Raksha Bandhan should be celebrated on 30 August or on 31 August, there is a state of confusion about it. On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie Raksha Sutra (Rakhi) on the wrist of their brothers, In such a situation a dilemma has arisen among the sisters whether to celebrate Raksha Bandhan on 30 August or on 31 August. Bhadra's presence will be there along with the full moon date of Shravan month. This situation extends the festival of Rakhi by two days i.e. 30 and 31 August. According to religious beliefs, it is not considered auspicious to do any kind of positive work during Bhadra Kaal.

Hence, due to the presence of Bhadra, people are unsure whether Raksha Bandhan should be celebrated on 30 August or 31 August. According to Hindu traditions, no auspicious work should be done during Bhadra Kaal. Consequently, Raksha Bandhan is considered most auspicious to be celebrated during Shravan Purnima Tithi, outside Bhadra Kaal and during the afternoon.

Bhadra's shadow will be there for the whole day on Raksha Bandhan. According to the Panchang, Shravan Shukla Purnima Tithi will start at 10:59 a.m. on August 30 and will continue till the next day i.e. August 31 at 07:05 a.m. Bhadra Kaal will also start on August 30 and will last till 9:01 pm on the same day. During this, due to Bhadra, Rakhi will not be tied on August 30. Rakhi can be tied only after the end of the Bhadra period. Some astrologers do not consider it auspicious to tie Rakhi at night.

Sawan Purnima Date 2023:

This year, Sawan Purnima is on August 30, starting at 10:59 a.m. and ending at 07:05 a.m. on August 31. After this, the first day of Bhadrapada month will start. As soon as the full moon date starts on August 30, the Bhadra period will also start, which will last till 9:01 pm. Therefore, Rakhi can be tied after the end of the Bhadra period on 30th August. However, some astrologers recommend not to tie Rakhi during the night.

Auspicious time of Raksha Bandhan:

Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Pucha (Morning Shadow): 05:32 AM - 06:32 AM

Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Mukha (Morning Shadow): 06:32 AM - 08:11 PM

Raksha Bandhan Bhadra End Time: 09:01 PM time