Being an ancient Hindu festival, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in Shravana month. Let’s discuss how rakha Bandhan is celebrated, puja vidihi, muhurat timing and significance of this festival.
Raksha Bandhan 2023 is all set to be celebrated on 30th and 31st August in 2023. This auspicious festival is also known as Rakhi Purnima or Rakhi which falls on Shravan Purnima every year. Mark 30 August in your calendar if you don’t know Raksha Bandhan date in 2023.
On this day of Raksha Bandhan sisters tie a holy thread on the wrist of her brother and apply tilak to the forehead while seeking her safety in return. It is one of the antique Hindu festivals mainly celebrated in the North-western and Northern parts of the country.
Raksha Bandhan 2023 Date
|Festival||Raksha Bandhan 2023|
|Also Known as||Rakhi |
|Date||30th & 31st August|
Raksha Bandhan 2023 Calendar
Raksha Bandhan shares an unconditional bond of love and togetherness between siblings. If you are concerned about the Raksha Bandhan 2023 calendar then make a note as 31st August.
Though, this festival is celebrated every year, still the most awaited day for brothers and sisters. Sisters who are not close to her brothers they send rakhi through post or courier. The month of Sharavan is already considered an auspicious month in the Hindu calendar where Rakhi make it more prominent.
Raksha Bandhan 2023 Muhurat Time
Don’t know, when is shubh muhurat for Rakhi 2023? Have a look please:
|Date||30th and 31st August 2023|
|Rakhi Purnima starts from||August 30, 10:58 AM|
|Rakhi Purnima ends||August 31, 07:05 AM|
|Raksha Bandhan muhurat time 2023||30th August, after 09:01 PM|
Rakshabandhan Festival Significance
There are a number of related stories when we talk about the origin of this festival. It is believed that when Lord Krishan got injured by a razor-sharp weapon, Draupadi (the wife of Pandavas) bandaged Govind’s finger using a section of her sari.
The Madhav heartily accepted the same as Raksha Sutra and blessed the Draupadi when she was dishonored by the Kauravas in front of her husband’s- Draupadi’s sari became continual when Dushasana tried undressing her.
This is how a brother protects her sister from evils and sets a foundation of Raksha Bandhan 2023 festival. From then, the festival is being celebrated every year.
Historical References of Rakhi Festival
Once upon a time, when Alexander got defeated by a Hindu King Purushottam of Punjab, the wife of Alexander tied a Rakhi on Purushottam’s hand for protecting her husband from being slain.
When Bahadur Shah was trying to invade Chittor’s kingdom, the Queen of Chittor- Rani Karnavati had sent a Rakhi to Emperor Humayun to get protection from Bahadur Shah. Inspite of being from other religion he came to help her.
Please go through the puja vidhi of Raksha Bandhan carefully:
- Have a fresh bath before the start of this ceremony. Take blessing from kuldevi and Kuladevtas.
- You can use silver, brass or copper plate to hold Rakhi, Akshat, Roli or Sindoor.
- Place Rakhi plate in the place of worship and offer the same to your Kuladevtas.
- Your brother should face to the east side when you tie up rakhi on his wrist.
- Sisters should apply tilak to the forehead of his brother first.
- You should tie up the Raksha Sutra on the right hand of your brother by announcing the mantra.
- Brothers and sisters should share sweets after the ceremony.
- Brothers should promise to their sisters to be there, to always defend, no matter what the circumstances are.
Rakhi 2023 Wishes
Thanks for being the most amazing brother in the world. Happy Raksha Bandhan!
I know I make you angry every day but my love is unconditional bhai. Happy Raksha Bandhan dear brother!
I pray to god to give you good health, peace and a bunch of happiness and good things in your life. Happy Rakhi brother!
To my loveliest brother! Wishing you lots of love, prosperity and happiness on this auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan. Don’t forget to send me gifts. Happy Rakhi bhai!
May you live endless years of joy. Happy Raksha Bandhan Bro!
When is Raksha Bandhan in 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026?
|Raksha Bandhan 2023 holiday in Daman and Diu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan||31st August 2023||Thursday|
|Raksha Bandhan 2024 holiday in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarkhand,
Daman and Diu, Chhattisgarh, Harayana, Gujarat, Rajasthan
|19th August 2024||Monday|
|Raksha Bandhan 2025 holiday in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajsthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Harayana, Madhya Pradesh||9th August 2025||Saturday|
|Raksha Bandhan 2026 holiday in Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Daman and Diu, Rajasthan, Daman and Diu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh||28th August 2026||Friday|
Frequently Asked Questions
Rakhi 2023 will be celebrated on 30th August and 31st August.
Purnima Tithi will begin on August 30, 10:58 AM.
Purnima tithi will end on August 31, 07:05 AM.
On this day, Sisters tie a piece of thread to their brother’s wrist which makes the bond between them stronger.
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