Raksha Bandhan 2022 is around the corner and like every other important event, AstroSage has brought to you a detailed blog on this joyous festival. Raksha Bandhan is synonymous with love and protection, and we don’t want to do anything wrong during this auspicious occasion. Therefore, it becomes important to celebrate Raksha Bandhan only after considering the auspicious timing, right worship method, etc. This blog by AstroSage will help you sort all these aspects for this much-awaited festival!
Raksha Bandhan is one of the most sacred festivals celebrated in the Hindu religion. This festival marks the pious bond of a brother and sister. Also known as Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan is an ancient Hindu festival, which is celebrated in the Shravan Month. Brothers and sisters wait all year long to celebrate this sweet and beautiful festival together, exchange gifts, etc. This year, Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 11 August 2022. As such, natives must be excited to know more about this festival, including its auspicious time, muhurat, significance, Puja Vidhi, etc. Therefore, the learned astrologers of AstroSage have especially curated this special blog for you to enlighten you with all the necessary details. So, read till the end to garner all the information about Raksha Bandhan 2022!
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Raksha Bandhan 2022 Celebration On 11 Or 12 August?
We all are confused about the date of Raksha Bandhan 2022, whether it will be celebrated on the 11th or 12th of August. This is because the Pooranmashi Tithi is starting from 10:40 am on 11 August, 2022, and will end at 7:06 am on 12 August, 2022. We calculate Tithi as per the sunrise, so because of this situation, we will celebrate Raksha Bandhan on 11 August. The reason behind this is that we are supposed to tie the Rakhi during Apran Kaal (peak of noon), which is regarded as the most important factor while celebrating Raksha Bandhan. This period will fall on the 11th, and therefore, we must tie the Rakhi to our brothers’ wrists on 11 August only.
Now, let’s clear your confusion regarding the Bhadra timing:
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra End Time- 08:51 PM
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Punchha- 05:17 PM to 06:18 PM
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Mukha- 06:18 PM to 08:00 PM
Raksha Bandhan 2022: Date & Pradosh Muhurat
Date: 11 August 2022
Hindu Month: Shravan
Pradosh Muhurat: 20:52:15 to 21:13: 18
Note: This time is applicable for the natives living in New Delhi. To know the timing as per your city, click here.
Mythologies Associated With Raksha Bandhan
As per the legends, once Alexander was defeated by Purushottam of Punjab, a famous Hindu King. This is when Alexander’s wife tied a Rakhi on Purushottam’s wrist and asked him, as her sister, not to kill her husband.
Another mythology suggests that when Bahadur Shah was trying to invade Chittor’s kingdom, Rani Karnavati, the queen of Chittor, sent a sacred thread, Rakhi, to Emperor Humayun, seeking his help to protect their kingdom from Bahadur Shah. Humayun came to help his sister despite belonging to another religion.
Another prominent legend associated with Raksha Bandhan is from Mahabharata. It is believed that Lord Krishna cut his finger one day, and it started bleeding badly. On seeing the wound, Draupadi instantly tore a piece of cloth from her saree to cover Krishna’s bleeding finger. It is said that this piece of cloth took the form of Rakhi. On that day, Lord Krishna promised her sister Draupadi that he would protect her from all evil. When later, Kauravas dragged Draupadi into the court, tried to disrobe her and manhandle her, it was Krishna who saved her pride by offering her a never-ending cloth.
So, all these legends show how since ancient times, the bond between a brother and a sister is considered sacred and how much it is respected.
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Raksha Bandhan & Indra Dev
We have read many legends associated with Raksha Bandhan, but a lesser-known yet very interesting story is of Indra Dev. According to this legend, when there was a war between the Demons and the Gods, Demon king Bali disgraced Lord Indra. For the lord of Rain and Sky, this was a significant downfall. This is when Indra Dev’s wife, Sachi, consulted Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu gave Sachi a thread bracelet and said it was sacred. Sachi blessed Indra by tying this thread on Indra’s wrist. This energized Indra, and he could defeat all demons and retrieve everything lost. This is one of the first ancient texts that prove that this sacred thread called Rakhi has protective powers. This legend also highlights how women in ancient times used to tie sacred threads to protect men who were going to wars and how Rakhi is not exclusive to just the bonds between brothers and sisters.
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Raksha Bandhan Celebration Across The Nation
On Raksha Bandhan, the traditional way of celebration is by tying Rakhi to brothers and tying Chuda Rakhi to their sister-in-laws. Along with this, we put the sacred Red thread on top of it, and sisters often give bangles to their sisters-in-law. At many places, people worship deities and perform Pitru. Many people also perform various rituals, such as Yagya and Anushthan.
In the Arunachal region, the Raksha Bandhan celebration is carried out as Shravani. On this day, devotees perform Yagya for Sage Rishi. A rakhi is tied to the host by Brahmin Pandits, who in turn give these Pandits a Dakshina.
In Maharashtra, Rakhi is celebrated as Narali Purnima. People visit the sea or river and Lord Varun, and offer coconut.
In Orissa, Kerala, and Tamilnadu, Raksha Bandhan is known as Avani Avittam. Just like the Maharashtra celebrations, these natives visit the rivers or sea, take a bath, worship, and sing holy songs while performing Yagna. It signifies the elimination of bad karma and moving towards a pure and brighter future.
Raksha Bandhan Puja Vidhi
- Take a bath early in the morning. Then take blessings from Kuldevi and devta.
- Put Rakhi, Akshat, Sindoor, and Roli on a copper, silver, or brass plate.
- Now take this plate to the place of worship and offer the same to your Kuldevtas.
- Make sure your brother is facing to the East direction when you tie the Rakhi.
- Sisters must first apply tilak on their brothers’ foreheads.
- Rakhi should be tied on the right hand of the brother.
- After the ceremony, both brothers and sisters should share sweets and gifts.
- Brothers should then make the promise to protect their sisters from all evils and under all circumstances.
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Formation Of 3 Auspicious Yogas On Raksha Bandhan 2022
This year, three auspicious Yogas are being formed on the day of Raksha Bandhan. These are- Ayushman Yoga, Saubhagya Yoga, and Ravi Yoga. Ayushman Yoga will remain till 3:32 pm on 11 August. After this, Saubhagya Yoga will begin. According to astrology, all the work done in these Yogas have greater chances of success.
Tie These Zodiac-Wise Rakhis To Make Raksha Bandhan 2022 More Auspicious
Aries: If your brother is an Aries, tie a red Rakhi, as it will help bring energy and enthusiasm in his life. Also, applying Kesar Tilak to your brother’s forehead will be favorable.
Taurus: Tie silver or white colour Rakhi if your brother is Taurus. You must also apply Tilak of rice and roli to his forehead.
Gemini: If you have a Gemini brother, you can go for green and Chandan rakhi for auspiciousness. Also, apply turmeric Tilak.
Cancer: If your brother is a Cancer natives, you must tie Rakhi made of White Resham thread and Moti. Apply tilak of Chandan.
Leo: Tie pink or yellow Rakhi to your brother’s wrist if he is a Leo. Apply Roli and turmeric tilak.
Virgo: For auspicious outcomes, you can tie white Resham or green Rakhi if your brother is a Virgo. Apply turmeric and Chandan tilak.
Libra: The Rakhis good for your Libra brother will be white, cream, or blue coloured. Apply Kesar tilak.
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Scorpio: For Scorpio brothers pink or red Rakhi will be good. Apply Roli tilak.
Sagittarius: You can tie yellow Resham Rakhi and apply Kumkum and turmeric tilak if your brother is a Sagittarius.
Capricorn: If your brother is a Capricorn native, tie a light or dark blue coloured Rakhi. Apply Kesar tilak.
Aquarius: If possible, Rakhis made of Rudraksha will be suitable for the Aquarius brothers, or you can also tie yellow Rakhi. Apply turmeric tilak.
Pisces: If you have a Pisces brother, you can go for a bright red Rakhi and apply turmeric tilak.
Must Perform This Remedy On Raksha Bandhan For Protection Against Evil
According to Vastu Shastra, if Mauli is sanctified with Gangajal and is tied with three knots at the house entrance, and Gayatri Mantra is recited, then the security of the house is strengthened, and protection from theft, poverty, and other evil is attained in a house.
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