Raksha Bandhan 2023 Shubh Muhurat: According to the Hindu calendar, Raksha Bandhan, a significant festival celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters, falls on the full moon day of the Shravan month.
In 2023, Raksha Bandhan will be observed on both August 30th and August 31st.
This year, the festival coincides with the auspicious occasion of Purnima, adding to its significance.
As per scriptures, Raksha Bandhan should not be celebrated during Bhadra. It is considered inauspicious.
On August 30th, the Bhadra period will begin at 10:59 AM and will last until 09:02 PM. After 09:02 PM, it will be appropriate to tie Rakhi. On August 31st, Rakhi can be tied until 7:05 AM in the morning.
On Raksha Bandhan day, brothers and sisters should wake up early, take a bath, and wear clean clothes. Offer prayers to the Sun God.
Then, perform the puja and gather all the necessary items for the ceremony, including a plate with ghee lamp, rice, coconut, betel leaves, rolli (vermilion), sandalwood, akshat (unbroken rice), curd, Rakhi, and sweets. Place this plate in your home temple or a sacred area.
Start the puja by offering Rakhi to Lord Krishna and Lord Ganesha. Afterwards, the sister should apply tilak to her brother, tie the Rakhi, and perform aarti.
Share sweets with your brother. During the Rakhi tying, ensure that both you and your brother's heads are covered with a piece of cloth. Seek blessings from your parents or elders after tying the Rakhi.
The thread tied during Raksha Bandhan is known as Raksha Sutra. It is believed that during the Rajasuya Yagna, Draupadi used a piece of her saree as a Raksha Sutra to protect Lord Krishna.
This tradition then evolved into sisters tying Rakhi on their brothers' wrists.