Rakhi 2017: Raksha Bandhan Muhurat and Timings to Tie Rakhi and Perform Rituals

This year the most auspicious time to perform the Rakhi rituals is between 11:04 a.m. in the morning to 9: 12 p.m in the evening. However due to the Lunar Eclipse the auspcious time to perform the rituals can shorten.

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Rakhi 2017: Raksha Bandhan Muhurat and Timings to Tie Rakhi and Perform Rituals

The Aparahna phase of Raksha Bandhan Mahurat is from 1:45 p.m. to 4:24 p.m.


Highlights

  1. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in the Shravana month
  2. Rakhi is an auspicious festival for brothers and sisters across India
  3. It is said that the best time to tie Rakhi is during Aparahana time
Happy rakhi! This year, Raksha bandhan will be celebrated on 7th August across the country and siblings are already gearing to pamper each other on the auspicious day. Shops around the street are lined with colorful rakhis, gifts and delicious sweets. So, if you haven't already packed your gift baskets, you still have some time because this year the Shubh Muhurat to tie rakhi starts from 11.04 P.M. Here's all the information you need about the shubh muhurat, till when it lasts. 

A brother and sister's relationship is a mixed bag of emotions, squabbling like cats and dogs at one point and teaming up for some mischief the next. On this auspicious day sisters tie beautiful rakhis around the wrist of her brother, signifying her deep- fond affection towards him. Sisters also apply a tilak on their brother's forehead and finally conclude the ritual by offering him delicious sweets . The brother pledges to protect her loving sister against all odds in life. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in the holy month of Shravana during full moon  or Purnima day.

There are number of legends associated to the holy thread and bond of Rakhi. It is believed that Draupadi tied a rakhi on Krishna's hand when he hurt his finger while setting off his sudarshan chakra against evil king Shishupalal. As Krishna's slashed finger bled, Draupadi tore a piece from her sari and tied it around Krishna's hand. Krishna in return vowed to protect Draupadi against all adversities in future.

rakhiRaksha bandhan will be celebrated on 7th August across the country
 

Auspicious Rakhi Muhurat and the Bhadra Period  

It is said that the best time to tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan is during Aparahna , which usually falls around afternoon. If for some reason, you are not able to tie it in the Aparahna period, the Pradosh time is also deemed suitable to perform the festive rituals. According to the scriptures, Raksha Bandhan rituals should be avoided in the Bhadra phase of the day. During the Bhadra time, certain malicious energies are said to come into force. Bhadra prevails during first half of Purnima day. This year the most auspicious time to perform the Rakhi rituals is between 11:04 a.m. in the morning to 9: 12 p.m in the evening. In which the Aparahna time of Raksha Bandhan Mahurat is from 1:45 p.m. to 4:24 p.m. in the afternoon. The Pradosh Time of the Raksha Bandhan Muhurat is said to start from 7:02 p.m. to 9:12 p.m.

The Lunar Eclipse

 

On August 7, Lunar eclipse will begin at 10:42 pm and end by 12: 38 am. At this point, Moon will transit in Capricorn zodiac sign and Shravan Nakshatra. Which could mean that this year, one is said to find only a 2 and a half hour window to celebrate the occasion and perform the rituals. According to some experts, though the eclipse starts at night from 10.52 pm but the ‘Sutak’ (the inauspicious time before the eclipse) starts 9 hours before the eclipse, thereby reducing the overall time period of Rakhi to just 2 hours and 47 minutes.
 

raksha bandhanRaksha Bandhan: On August 7, Lunar eclipse will begin at 10:42 pm and end by 12: 38 am
 
Following are the 'Bhadra' phase times which are best to avoid as per scriptures

Bhadra Punchha = 06:40 to 07:55

Bhadra Mukha = 07:55 to 10:01

Bhadra End Time = 11:04

  • Auspicious Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony Mahurat= 11:04 a.m to 9:12 p.m.

Duration = 10 Hours 7 Mins

  • Aparahan Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat = 1:45 p.m to 4:24 p,m

Duration = 2 Hours 38 Mins

  • Pradosh Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat = 7:02 p.m to 9:12 p.m

Duration = 2 Hours 9 Mins

Wish you all a warm and happy Rakhi!



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