Raksha Bandhan 2021: Date and Time
Raksha Bandhan is popular in Hindu tradition or a ceremony, which is central to a festival of the same name, celebrated in India, Nepal, and other parts of the Indian subcontinent and very popular among girls or a sister.
Raksha Bandhan also called Rakhi pirniuma, Rakhi, Saluno, Rakri, Ujjwal silono.
There is something special among siblings that they may bicker all day, but they know they always have back no matter what, siblings always protect each other while they are fighting too much. They fight from pulling her ponytail to snatch the remote and create trouble for each other.
On this day, Brother wears a decorative thread and swears to protect his sister from adversities while the sister prays for the wellness of his brother.
Every sister ties a decorative thread around his brother’s wrist and gets some presents in exchange. Later, the entire family proceeds for the hearty feast, and this year Raksha Bandhan 2021 falls on 22 August.
The finest time to tie a Rakhi is the aparahna (afternoon) time and the pradosh (evening) time also works if you cannot tie a Rakhi in aparahan time.
Date, Time, Pooja timing of Raksha Bandhan in 2021
|Official name||Raksha Bandhan|
|Also called||Rakhi pirniuma, Rakhi, Saluno, Rakri, Ujjwal silono|
|Observed by||Hindus, traditionally|
|Type||Cultural, secular, religious|
|Date||Purnima (full moon) of Shrawan|
|2021 Date||22 August (Sunday)|
|Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony Time||05:30 AM to 18:30 PM|
|Aparahna Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat
||02:02 PM to 04:38 PM|
|Pradosh Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat||20:08 to 22:18|
|Purnima Tithi Begins||15:45 on Aug 21, 2021|
|Purnima Tithi Ends||17:58 on Aug 22, 2021|
|Related to||Bhai Duj, Bhai Tika, Sama Chakeva|
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Why Raksha Bandhan is celebrated?
Raksha Bandhan is a festival that celebrated the unconditional bond of love, care, and protection between sister and brother. It is celebrated to cherish (protect and care) this bond And to restore love for each other. We have a rich culture and history thus form a ground of evidence that even in the past people came closer and bonded as brother and sister through this simple yet powerful ceremony of Raksha Bandhan.
Significance of Rakhi:
On this day, women of all ages tie a Rakhi on their brother’s wrist since time immemorial. It is one of the most popular among Indian culture from the ancient period. According to popular legend, Alexander’s wife Roxana sent a Rakhi for king Porus and asked for Alexander’s life in return. King Porus promised not to harm Alexander in a battle.
Rani Karnavati also sent a Rakhi to Mughal Emperor Humayun for saving her fort in a war of Chittorgarh.
Rabindranath Tagore urged the women’s community of Hindu and Muslim to tie Rakhis on the wrists men belonging from opposite communities, as a symbolic fight against the divide and rule policy of the British.
The Raksha Bandhan food menu
Rakhi is an Indian festival, and this is incomplete without Indian food. Since Rakhi falls on Purnima, many people avoid eating non-vegetarian food. But since there is not any regulation and restrictions, they go all out with the preparations. From Dal Makhni, Shahi Paneer, Malai kofta, Raita to Ghewar and Kaju katli, Pulao, and there are many other cuisines.
Sweets play an essential role in the celebration of rakhi, sister also offers sweets to his brother once after tying a rakhi on the wrist and sweets can be anything of your choice like a cupcake, motichoor ladoo, barfi, gulab jamun, and coconut ladoo.
Memories: When I was a child, I also fight with my brother just because of the remote and convince him to come to me and started beating him but I also love him.
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