Raksha Bandhan 2022: History, Significance, Date, Time, Muhurat, Celebration & More

A sister will tie her brother a Rakhi at the auspicious Hindu holiday of Raksha Bandhan & both of them will exchange gifts. Raksha Bandhan 2022 history, significance, date, time, Muhurat, celebration & more details.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Aug 10, 2022 10:14 IST
Raksha Bandhan 2022: History, Significance, Date, Time, Muhurat, Celebration & More
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Raksha Bandhan is considered to be one of the most auspicious Hindu holidays of the year. It commemorates and celebrates the wonderful tie shared by brothers and sisters. On this day, sisters tie a Rakhi around their brothers' wrists and wish them a prosperous life, while brothers swear to protect their sisters for the rest of their lives. Raksha Bandhan 2022 history, significance, date, time, Muhurat, celebration & more details have been given here. 

Raksha Bandhan 2022: History & Significance

According to Hindu beliefs, Lord Krishna sliced his finger on the Sudarshan chakra by mistake during the Mahabharat period. Princess Draupadi placed a piece of cloth around his waist to keep the blood from rising when he accidentally injured himself. Lord Krishna was extremely moved by her gesture and pledged to protect her from all evils in the world in exchange. He referred to it as the Raksha Sutra.

When the Kauravas sought to humiliate and ridicule her during the Mahabharat Chirharan event, Lord Krishna defended her. While no one could help her, Lord Krishna arrived out of nowhere and shielded her from every disgrace and dishonor.

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This is a very important day for siblings. When you do something new or achieve success in life, you go to your siblings to tell them about it. Raksha Bandhan is a day when people celebrate their siblings and the wonderful tie they share. 

Raksha Bandhan 2022: Celebrations

A sister lays a tilak on her brother's forehead and then binds a band around his wrist to pray for a healthy and happy life, according to Hindu tradition. In exchange, the brother gives her something he likes or money as a gesture of appreciation.

The festival of changing times also includes lighthearted banter between brothers and sisters about the gifts they trade as the entire family gathers to watch the wonderful moments with sweets and delicacies. 

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Nowadays, not only brothers and sisters bind rakhi to one other, but many friends and distant relatives have begun this ritual. Rakhi is now given to anyone who has ever provided protection or care to another. Many women also go to temples and tie threads to Lord Krishna's idol, hoping and praying that the Lord will protect them from adversities and ills.

Raksha Bandhan 2022: Date, Time, Muhurat

This year, there has been a lot of uncertainty around the Raksha Bandhan date. Raksha Bandhan can now be observed on both August 11 and August 12. On August 11, Shravan Purnima takes place. According to Drik Panchang, Purnima will begin at 10:38 am on August 11 and will be over by 7:05 am on August 12.

But we also need to think about Bhadra. Rakhi should not be tied during Bhadra, according to the beliefs. Drik Panchang predicted that Bhadra would last till the first half of Purnima and terminate at 8:51 p.m. on August 11. Rakhi can therefore be tied after 8:51 p.m. on August 11 till Purnima Tithi, which is 7:16 a.m. on August 12.  

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