Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is a major festival in the Indian society that signifies the strong bonding between the brother and sisters. Let’s learn more about this in Detail.
Rakhi 2013 Date : Whenis Raksha Bandhan celebrated?
Rakhi as per the Hindu calendar is celebrated on the full moon of the Shravan month of the Hindu calendar. In the year 2013, Rakhi will be celebrated on 21 August 2013. In the coming year, i.e. 2014, Rakhi will be celebrated on 10th August 2014.
Origin or History related to the Raksha Bandhan
Well there are several stories that are related to the origin of the ‘Raksha Bandhan’, and some of them date backs in the time of gods too.
One such famous story is that Once Ganesha Sister came and tied a Rakhi on his hand. Ganesha had two sons, ‘Shubh and Labh’ they had no sister. So on that day, lord Ganesha made a request from the Goddesses of satisfaction called as ‘Ma Santhoshi’ to solve this anomaly. Maa Santoshi gave two beautiful girls named as Riddhi and Siddhi and they became sister of his two sons.
Another famous story and most accepted one is of ‘Rani Karnavati and Emperor Humayun’ and this story was in the time of 1535 A.D. Rani Karnavati belonged to Chittor and she was a widow. When she felt that she will be not be able to hold back his Kingdom from the attack of Sultan of Gujarat, Bahadur Shah, she thought of some help from other. One day she sent Rakhi to the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Humayun was very touched by this move of ‘Rani Karnavati’. He ordered his troop to go to the fort of Chittor and help ‘Rani Karnavati’. But Humayun reached little bit late and till by then Bahadur shah army came in to the fort and killed all men. Around 13000 women committed Johar on that day. Then Humayun used his force to take out Bahadur Shah from the forts and made son of Rani Karnavati, Vikramjit Singh as King.
So this event of love between brother and sister and their pledge to protect each other originated from here only and from those days, Raksha Bandhan was widely accepted as the nationwide festival.
Subha Muhurta for Raksha Bandhan
As per the legends the best time to tie Rakhi is during ‘Aparahan’period. Aparahan means, the late time of afternoons. If the people are not able to tie Rakhi during Aparahan time, then it should be tied down in Pradosh times, i.e. in the evening.
Rakhi should not be tied in the morning period which is called as Bhadra period and it is not considered auspicious duration.