Raksha Bandhan 2023 | Date | Shubh Muhurat | Rituals | History!

The bond of love and protection between brothers and sisters

8/20/20232 min read

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the bond of love and protection between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated on the last day of the Shravan month in the Hindu lunar calendar, which falls on August 30, 2023 this year, but still there is a confusion about when Raksha Bandhan will celebrate this year due to Bhadra Kaal. According to Drik Panchang, the precise muhurat for celebrating Raksha Bandhan is started from 9:01 p.m., on 30th August, Wednesday immediately after the end of Bhadra till 7:05 a.m. next morning i.e. 31st August, Thursday.

Ways to celebrate Raksha Bandhan in 2023:

  • Your brother sit with his face towards west and cover his head with any kind of fabric

  • Tied Rakhi on the brother's right wrist, and it is said to bring him good luck and protection.

  • Give your brother a gift, such as a new shirt, a watch, or a book.

  • Take your brother out for lunch or dinner.

  • Spend time with your brother and do something you both enjoy, such as playing games, watching a movie, or going for a walk.

  • Write a letter to your brother expressing your love and gratitude.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Raksha Bandhan, make sure to spend time with your brother and let him know how much you love and appreciate him.

Significance and History of Rakhi 2023

Beyond its cultural significance, Raksha Bandhan carries a profound message of love, respect, and protection. It's a reminder that relationships require nurturing and care, and that the bond between siblings is a cherished treasure that deserves celebration. While there isn't a single origin story for Raksha Bandhan, there are several legends and historical references that contribute to its rich history:

  1. Krishna and Draupadi: One of the most well-known stories is from the epic Mahabharata. Draupadi, the wife of the Pandava brothers, tore a strip of cloth from her saree and tied it around Lord Krishna's wrist to stop the bleeding when he injured his finger. In return, Krishna promised to protect and support her.

  2. Indra and Sachi: In ancient times, Lord Indra, the king of the heavens, was facing difficulties in his battle against the demons. His wife, Sachi, tied a protective thread around his wrist for strength and victory. Impressed by her gesture, Indra emerged victorious.

Raksha Bandhan, throughout its history, has evolved from being solely a brother-sister festival to encompass various relationships, promoting the spirit of love, care, and protection among all individuals.