Raksha Bandhan 2023: Auspicious Timing and Significance of Rakhi Festival
Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi, is a traditional Hindu festival that celebrates the special bond between siblings, particularly the love between brothers and sisters. The festival holds immense cultural and emotional significance and is observed with great enthusiasm across India and other parts of the world. In this article, we will delve into the Shubh Muhurat (auspicious time) for Raksha Bandhan 2023, along with details about the Raksha Bandhan Tithi (date) and Choghadiya (auspicious time frames).
Raksha Bandhan 2023 a symbol of brother and sister’s love, this year is falling on Thursday, 30 August, 2023. Although the Raksha Bandhan Muhurta will start in the morning on this day sisters will tie rakhi to their brother. The festival of bond is a symbol of the sacred love of brother and sister. Sisters apply tilak, tie rakhi and sweeten their mouths, wishing their brother’s long life, and brothers give gifts to sisters to show their affection and promise to protect them.
About Raksha Bandhan 2023
|Official Name||Raksha Bandhan and Rakhi Festival|
|Date||August 30, 2023|
|Tithi||Purnima (full moon) of Shrawan|
|Related||Bhai Duj and Bhai Tika|
The Date and Tithi of Raksha Bandhan 2023
Rakhi Festival 2023 is celebrated every year on the last day of Sawan. On this day, the sisters tie a rakhi in their brother’s hand and wish him a long life, as well as the brothers also promise to protect their sisters. Any auspicious work in Hinduism is done by observing an auspicious time. Similarly, sisters tie Rakhi in their brother’s hand only after seeing shubh muhurat times and Bhadra yoga. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Shravana. In 2023, marking the auspicious occasion when siblings come together to strengthen their bond.
- Wednesday, August 30, 2023
- Purnima Tithi Begins – 10:58 AM on Aug 30, 2023
- Purnima Tithi Ends – 07:05 AM on Aug 31, 2023
Shubh Muhurat for Raksha Bandhan 2023
The timing of Raksha Bandhan holds spiritual significance, and performing the rituals during the Shubh Muhurat is believed to enhance the positive outcomes of the festival. In 2023, the auspicious timing for tying the Rakhi is [Time], when the cosmic energies align to amplify the bond between siblings.
- Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony Time : after 09:01 PM
- Raksha Bandhan Bhadra End Time – 09:01 PM
- Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Punchha – 05:30 PM to 06:31 PM
- Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Mukha – 06:31 PM to 08:11 PM
- Muhurat available after Pradosh only when Bhadra ends
Raksha Bandhan Choghadiya: Choosing the Right Time
Choghadiya is a traditional time-keeping system that divides the day and night into eight segments, each associated with different qualities. For Raksha Bandhan, choosing an appropriate Choghadiya ensures that the rituals are performed during a favorable time. The Choghadiya timings for Raksha Bandhan 2023 are as follows:
|Date and Day||Day Choghadiya||Night Choghadiya|
|30 August, 2023, Wednesday||Labh : 05 : 57 : 00 – 07 : 33 : 15 | Amrit : 07 : 33 : 15 – 09 : 09 : 30 | Kaal : 09 : 09 : 30 – 10 : 45 : 45 | Shubh : 10 : 45 : 45 – 12 : 22 : 00 | Rog : 12 : 22 : 00 – 13 : 58 : 15 | Udveg : 13 : 58 : 15 – 15 : 34 : 30 | Char : 15 : 34 : 30 – 17 : 10 : 45 | Labh : 17 : 10 : 45 – 18 : 46 : 60||Udveg : 18 : 46 : 60 – 20 : 10 : 45 | Shubh : 20 : 10 : 45 – 21 : 34 : 30 | Amrit : 21 : 34 : 30 – 22 : 58 : 15 | Char : 22 : 58 : 15 – 24 : 22 : 00 | Rog : 24 : 22 : 00 – 25 : 45 : 45 | Kaal : 25 : 45 : 45 – 27 : 09 : 30 | Labh : 27 : 09 : 30 – 28 : 33 : 15 | Udveg : 28 : 33 : 15 – 05 : 57 : 00|
The Symbolism of Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan, which translates to “the bond of protection,” is a festival that symbolizes the deep affection and commitment shared between brothers and sisters. The core ritual involves the sister tying a sacred thread (Rakhi) around her brother’s wrist, accompanied by prayers for his well-being and prosperity. In return, the brother pledges to safeguard and support his sister throughout her life.
Celebrating Raksha Bandhan Globally
While Raksha Bandhan has its roots in India, its significance has transcended geographical boundaries, and it is celebrated by Indians across the world. In countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, and Mauritius, as well as among Indian diaspora communities, the festival brings families together in a spirit of love and unity.
The Joy of Rakhi Exchange
The exchange of Rakhis and gifts between siblings adds a sense of excitement to Raksha Bandhan. Sisters often spend time selecting the perfect Rakhi for their brothers, while brothers reciprocate with thoughtful presents. This exchange reinforces the emotional connection and creates lasting memories.