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Rakhi 2018

Rakhi 2018

This year Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated with similar zeal and excitement. Sisters will tie the bond of protection on their brothers' wrist, pray for their brothers' well being and embellish the Rakhi puja thali with similar zest. Here's everything you need to be aware about before starting off with the celebration.

Everything about Rakhi Date 2018

Raksha Bandhan – 26th August 2018, Saturday

Shubh Muhurat for the Rakhi Tying Ceremony - 06:09 to 18:55

Total Duration for Rakhi Tying Ceremony - 12 Hours 46 Minutes

Aparahan Time during Raksha Bandhan 2018 - 13:33 to 16:01

Aparahan Duration - 2 Hours 28 Minutes

Pradosh Time during Raksha Bandhan 2018 Celebration - 18:29 to 18:55

Pradosh Duration - 0 Hours 26 Minutes

Start of Purnima Tithi - 25th August 2018 at 16:46

End of Purnima Tithi - 26th August 2018 at 18:55

How Raksha Bandhan is celebrated?

Rakhi essentially celebrates the bond between brothers and sister. Indeed the word Raksha Bandhan signifies the bond of protection. There's a fully fledged ceremony on the day in the presence of all the members of the family. Everyone dresses to look the best and then it all begins.

Sisters prepare the Rakhi Puja thali beautifully and put sweets, Roli Chawal, Rakhi and Diya inside the thali. The put on Tika on their brothers' forehead, tie Rakhi on their brothers' wrist, feed them with sweets and then perform the Aarti ritual. Brothers' in return present wonderful gifts along with a promise to protect their sisters in every circumstance.

The most suitable time for carrying out the Rakhi tying ritual is during afternoon (as per the Hindu division of the day), or Aparahna. In case of the unavailability of the Aparahna time, it may also be performed during Pradosh time.

What makes Raksha Bandhan special?

It's an interesting question! The Raksha thread is considered as special way of showing faith in the sacred relationship between brothers and sisters. The meaning of protection it holds from last many years. There have been many stories in the past that shows its significance. In ancient times, saints used to ties Raksha threads on their followers' wrist and that acted as a blessing. It was believed that this thread will act as a protection shield during any kind of battle. And, Raksha Bandhan therefore acts as a special way of providing a "magical protection shield" to sisters'/brothers'. This delicate thread has the power to wash away and free one from all the sins and that makes the occasion a special day.

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