The festival of Raksha Bandhan is a symbol of the sacred love between a brother and a sister. On this day, sisters tie a protective thread on their brother’s wrist and pray for them and the brother promises to protect his sister for life. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is very dear to Lord Shankar and is celebrated in the holy month of Sawan. It is celebrated all over the country, but it is known by different names in different parts of India. Know when is Raksha Bandhan 2022, what is its importance, what is the Muhurta of Raksha Bandhan and what is the story or belief behind it through this DevDarshan blog-
When is Raksha Bandhan 2022?
In the year 2022, the festival of Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 11 August, Thursday. Muhurta is also very important for celebrating Raksha Bandhan.
Raksha Bandhan- Thursday, 11 August 2022
Auspicious time to tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan
- Raksha Bandhan Pradosh Kaal – 08:51 PM to 09:13 PM
- Duration – 22 Minutes
- Purnima Tithi Starts – 11th August 2022 at 10:38 AM
- Purnima Tithi ends – 12th August 2022 at 07:05 AM
Different forms of Raksha Bandhan
The festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravan. There’s a custom to tie Chuda Rakhi to women on this day. Sisters tie the Chuda Rakhi in the bangles of their sister-in-law’s. On the day of Raksha Bandhan, there is also a provision for puja, yagya etc. This festival is known by different names in different parts of the country.
In states like Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh the festival is known as Raksha Bandhan while in Uttarakhand it is celebrated as Shravani. On this day sisters tie a thread of protection on the wrist of their brother. Roli, tilak of sandalwood, kumkum and rice is applied to the brother’s forehead. Sweets are exchanged between the brothers and sisters after the puja and the brothers give gifts to their sisters as well.
In Maharashtra, this day is also known as Nariyal Purnima or Narali Purnima. On this day, coconut is offered to the seas or oceans to please the water deity Varun Dev. Similarly, in Kerala, Odisha and Tamil Nadu, Raksha Bandhan 2022 is known as Avani Avittam. Since it falls in the Shravan month, Rudrabhishek Puja is also organized at many places on this day.
Story of Raksha Bandhan 2022
The festival of Raksha Bandhan has been celebrated every year since ages. There are many mythological beliefs or stories about when it started. The mention of Raksha Bandhan is also found in our scriptures. It is also mentioned in Bhavishya Purana. According to Bhavishya Purana, once a war was going on between the gods and the demons. In this war the demons were overpowering the gods. Devraj became very worried seeing this dire situation. At that time, Indrani entwined a silk thread and tied it on Devraj’s wrist. That day was the full moon day of the month of Shravan. With the effect of the thread tied by Indrani, Indra conquered the demons. Since then, the tradition of tying the thread of protection started, which is known as Raksha Bandhan.
There are many other stories related to Raksha Bandhan as well. One of these stories is related to the demon king Bali. Bali was a strong and powerful king. He pleased Lord Vishnu with his hard penance and took a promise from him to live in the Pataal Lok. Since then, King Bali started living in Pataal Lok only. Mata Lakshmi became worried because of Lord Vishnu’s stay there. At Devarshi Narada’s suggestion, Maa Lakshmi tied a protective thread on King Bali’s hand and made him her brother. After that, she brought Lord Vishnu back to Vaikuntha with her.
Bollywood has also sung the songs of Raksha Bandhan
The importance of Rakshabandhan festival can be assessed from the fact that many films have also been made on this festival and there are many beautiful songs on this festival too. Some among these are, Behena Ne Bhai Ki Kalai Par Pyaar Bandha Hai, Bhaiya Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko Nibhana etc which show the importance of Raksha Bandhan as a festival. Along with this, a film named Rakhi and Raksha Bandhan has also been made.
On Raksha Bandhan 2022, tie rakhi to your brother according to the zodiac
If your brother is of the zodiac Aries, then tie a red Rakhi to him. Red colored Rakhi is auspicious for people belonging to the zodiac sign Aries. You can also tie a saffron or yellow colored rakhi to your brother. Apply a saffron tilak to your brother.
White or silver colored Rakhi is auspicious for the brothers of the Taurus zodiac. Applying tilak of roli and rice is also auspicious.
Rakhis made of green color or sandalwood are auspicious for Gemini people. Apply turmeric tilak to your brother.
Tie a white silk rakhi or a pearl rakhi if your brother belongs to the zodiac sign Cancer. While tying Rakhi, the brother should be applied with sandalwood tilak.
Tie a golden, yellow or pink colored Rakhi if your brother is of the zodiac Leo. While celebrating Raksha Bandhan, offer turmeric and roli tilak to your brother.
Tie white silk or green colored Rakhi to people belonging to the zodiac sign Virgo. Apply turmeric and sandalwood tilak to your brother on this holy festival.
Tying a light blue, white or cream colored Rakhi is auspicious for people of the zodiac sign Libra. While tying the rakhi, apply saffron tilak on your brother’s forehead.
Tie a pink or Red Rakhi if your brother belongs to the zodiac Scorpio. Apply tilak of Roli to your brother too
Tie a silk rakhi of yellow colour to the people belonging to the zodiac Sagittarius. Also apply tilak of turmeric and kumkum to your brother.
Rakhi of blue or dark blue color is auspicious for the brothers of the zodiac Capricorn. Apply saffron tilak on their forehead.
It is auspicious to tie rakhis made of Rudraksha to the people of Aquarius. A yellow colored rakhi can also be tied. Apply turmeric tilak to your brother.
If your brother is of Pisces, then tie a golden yellow rakhi to him. Applying turmeric tilak to your brother is auspicious.
This year, on Raksha Bandhan 2022, you must wish your brother a successful life by tying him a Rakhi according to the rules of astrology.
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