Raksha Bandhan 2018 Date: Significance, Puja Shubh Muhurat Time & Vidhi to Celebrate Raksha Bandhan
A popular festival celebrating the pious bond of brothers and sisters is celebrated across India with great enthusiasm and joy. Sisters tie a sacred thread around the wrists of their brothers and pray to God for their long life and prosperity. In return the brother gives her gifts and sweets and promises to protect her for entire life. Literally, Raksha Bandhan is a combination of two words – Raksha which means protection and Bandhan which means bond. It is also known as Rakhi Purnima as it falls on the full moon day. Other well-known names of this festival are such as in the Western India it is called as “Nariyal Purnima” as the…show more content… Krishna had vowed to pardon one hundred offenses of Shishupal. But during the Rajasuya Yajna, Shishupal insulted Lord Krishna and committed 100 sins. Krishna killed him by hurling his celestial weapon, Sudarshan Chakra, at him. During this act, his index finger got hurt and as the blood dropped, Draupadi then tore a piece from her saree and draped around his finger which stopped the bleeding. Touched by this gesture, Krishna asked her for a promise and she asked him to be with her forever. Everyone is aware of the pious bond between Draupadi and Lord Krishna. During the Mahabharta, Krishna protected her when the cruel Kauravs tried to disrobe…show more content… Bali got so impressed with Vishnu that he requested him to stay at his palace which of course Vishnu could not refuse. Somehow, Goddess Lakshmi was not very comfortable and wanted to return Vaikuntha along with her husband. So she went up to Bali and tied a rakhi. As she made him her brother, he asked for a gift, to which she said that she and Vishnu be allowed to go back to Vaikuntha. Of course this was accepted and consented by Bali.
It is very interesting to note that the wife of Macedonian King Alexander the Great, tied the rakhi to King Puru or Porus so that he doesn’t kill her husband. She was aware of the strength of Porus and also of the customs and traditions of India which is why she approached Porus with a rakhi.
Another interesting story from the past of India is when Emperor Humayun was sent a letter and a rakhi from Rani Karnavati of Mewar as Mewar was under invasion by Bahadur Shah Zafar. Humayun got so touched that he left everything to protect her despite of being from different religion.
Puja Shubh Muhurat time
This festivals falls in the Hindu month of Shravan on the full moon day. In the year 2018, Raksha Bandhan falls on 26th August 2018. The best time to tie rakhi on the Raksha Bandhan day is between 5:59 am to 17:25 pm. The entire muhurat will last for 11 hours and 26