Raksha Bandhan is celebrated during the full moon day or Purnima day in the Shravan month. Raksha Bandhan is known as the ritual which marks the bond between siblings, especially brothers and sisters. Sisters tie a sacred thread known as Rakhi around the wrists’ of their brothers as a symbol and promise to protect.

Raksha Bandhan involves a typical ceremony with rituals like sisters performing Aarti for their brothers with prayers for their long life. They apply a red tilak on their brother’s forehead before tying the sacred thread on the wrist.

Raksha Bandhan

Date: 15th August 2019

Raksha Bandhan Puja Timings: Muhurat to tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony Time - 06:23 AM to 05:59 PM

Duration - 11 Hours 36 Mins

Aparahna Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat - 01:59 PM to 04:31 PM

Duration - 02 Hours 32 Mins

Purnima Tithi Begins - 03:45 PM on Aug 14, 2019

Purnima Tithi Ends - 05:59 PM on Aug 15, 2019

Description:

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated during the full moon day or Purnima day in the Shravan month. Raksha Bandhan is known as the ritual which marks the bond between siblings, especially brothers and sisters. Sisters tie a sacred thread known as Rakhi around the wrists’ of their brothers as a symbol and promise to protect.

Raksha Bandhan Puja Vidhi

Raksha Bandhan involves a typical ceremony with rituals like sisters performing Aarti for their brothers with prayers for their long life. They apply a red tilak on their brother’s forehead before tying the sacred thread on the wrist.

After the tying of the Rakhi, the brother is given sweets to eat and in return the brothers give gifts to their sisters.

Raksha Bandhan Puja Thali and its decoration

Following are the items required to get prepared for the Rakhi ceremony.

• Silver Thali with the symbols of OM and Swastik. If Silver Thali is not available, one can use any thali found in home kitchens and cover it with a new cloth or banana leaves. A Swastik can be drawn on the thali.

• Akshat (Rice for Puja) in a small bowl to be used on the forehead as part of the Tilak.

• Roli (Red Vermillion) in a small bowl to be used for Tilak.

• Unbroken Nariyal (Coconut)

• A small Kalash filled with water to use for making Swastik and mixing with Roli.

• Rakhi to tie on the wrists

• Sweets which are offered after the Tilak and tying of Rakhi.