Raksha Bandhan Holiday Date 2023 in India
Raksha Bandhan 2023 in India, also called Rakhi will be celebrated on Wednesday, 30 August with love, prosperity, and happiness. The festival’s basic idea is to honor the bond between brothers and sisters. In other words – we can say “Raksha Bandhan” which implies a “bond of protection.”
Raksha Bandhan Shubh Muhurat Time
Shubh Muhurat or the auspicious time for Raksha Bandhan 2023 will be from 10.58 AM to 07:05 AM on the next day. The total duration for Rakhi Tying Ceremony is 10 Hours and 04 Minutes. You can commence tying Rakhi on 30th August 2023 at 10:58 AM and must not tie rakhi after 31st August 2023 at 07:05 AM.
Rakhis on Raksha Bandhan 2023
The major occasions of the holiday involve sisters tying a “rakhi,” a type of sacred thread, around the wrist of their brothers. This signifies their love for their brothers. Then, the brother, in turn, offers his sisters some gifts that demonstrate his commitment to protecting them.
The rakhis are very bright and made of red and golden threads that are drafted beautifully, but there is additionally going on apart from just the exchange of rakhis on Raksha Bandhan. You will also celebrate traditional singing and dancing, see Indian sweets and souvenirs for sale, and notice diverse local cultural merrymaking.
Rakhi Tied to the Brother’s Right Hand
It is suggested, and as per the tradition, rakhi should be tied to the brother’s right hand at the auspicious time only.
Along with this, the month of August the rainy season of monsoon also represents change, which is required to pave the way for a new season. Consequently, the community of Brahmins in Orissa, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu follow the day of Shravan Purnima as Upakaram as well on this day.
Besides, the festival has different importance for farmers. For the farmer community of diverse regions of India, the tradition of Shravani executed on the day of Rakhi Purnima has particular significance. A more promising harvesting season depends on rich rainwater. Monsoon is the finest time to welcome adequate water for farming activities. Hence, the farmers of the states such as Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand value soil for its fruitfulness. The same celebration is commemorated during the Rakhi festival in 2023.
Raksha Bandhan Date 2023 in India FAQ
Is it possible to tie the Rakhis on the wrist of women?
Yes, tying Rakhi on the wrist of sisters-in-law is a familiar practice as per Rajasthan rituals called ’Lumba Rakhi’. You can even tie rakhis on your elder sister in the absence of your brother or if you don’t have any brother.
When can the brothers remove the Rakhi?
The brothers can remove the rakhi anytime after Raksha Bandhan. However, keeping in mind the feelings, Rakhi must be removed from your hand after some days when the festival is over. As per Maharashtra traditions, Rakhi can be removed on the 15th day after Raksha Bandhan.
Can I celebrate Rakhi after Raksha Bandhan or after the auspicious time?
Since Raksha Bandhan symbolizes the bond of love and protection between sisters and brothers, you can celebrate rakhi on any day of the year. As the festival denotes the bond between the siblings.
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