Raksha Bandhan History and Auspicious Time 2022
The festival of Raksha Bandhan is one of the most awaited and revered Hindu festivals. This day is dedicated to the bond of brother and sister. This festival is considered a symbol of affection and respect between brothers and sisters and on this day sisters also pray for the well being of their brothers. This festival is also known as Rakhi and this Hindu festival is celebrated with much love and enthusiasm.
On this day sisters tie rakhi on their brother’s wrist and brother promises to protect his sister from evil. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of Shukla Paksha of Shravan month. According to religious belief, Rakhi should be tied in an auspicious time because it has great importance and brings prosperity. Presently this festival is celebrated not only between siblings but also between friends and close ones, to whom people want to give the message of love and care.
Raksha Bandhan Mythology
Story of Princess Draupadi
There are many mythological stories about Rakshabandhan, one of which is the story of Lord Krishna and princess Draupadi during the Mahabharata. According to this legend, Lord Krishna accidentally cut his finger with his own Sudarshan Chakra. Seeing this, Princess Draupadi tied a piece of cloth on her severed finger or hand to stop the blood. Lord Krishna was very impressed by this act of his and at the same time he gave a promise to Princess Draupadi to protect her from all the evils of the world.
Finally, when the Kauravas tried to humiliate Draupadi at the time of her sacking, Lord Krishna fulfilled his promise by saving her from being insulted.
Story of Goddess Lakshmi
According to a legend, Goddess Lakshmi and the demon king Bali have also played an important role in this festival of Rakshabandhan. It is believed that when King Bali completed his 100 yajnas, after that he tried to snatch heaven from the gods, then Indra and other gods prayed to Lord Shri Hari Vishnu to protect the heaven. Then Lord Vamana incarnated as a Brahmin and came to King Bali to beg for alms and even after the Guru’s refusal, Bali donated three steps of land. The Lord sent King Bali into the abyss after measuring the whole sky, Hades and earth in three steps. This festival is also known as Balev because of Lord Vishnu shattering the pride of the King of Bali.
Then King Bali, who was living in the abyss, with the strength of his devotion, took Lord Vishnu’s promise to be in front of him night and day. Narad Muni ji had told Lakshmi ji a remedy, and following that remedy, Lakshmi ji went to King Bali and made him her brother by tying Rakshabandhan and took her husband Lord Vishnu as her own. Took it back with me. It is believed that that day was the full moon day of Shravan month and since then this festival became popular.
Story of Indrani
According to Bhavishya Purana, when the war started between the gods and the demons, then the demons were dominating the gods, then Devraj Indra got scared and went to Brihaspati. When Devraj Indra was talking to Brihaspati, Indrani’s wife Indrani, sitting there, listened to everything.
Indra’s wife Indrani sanctified the silk thread with the power of mantras and tied that thread on the wrist of her husband Devraj Indra. According to Bhavishya Purana, it was the day of Shravan Purnima. It is believed that Devraj Indra returned victorious in this battle only with the power of the mantra of this thread. From that day the practice of tying a thread in the wrist started in this festival. Since then this thread has been considered a symbol of wealth, power, joy and victory.
Shubh Muhurta of Rakshabandhan 2022
This year people are confused about the date of this festival as some people believe that Raksha Bandhan is on Thursday 11th August, while others claim that it will be celebrated on Friday, 12th August. That is why we are going to tell the auspicious time according to the Panchang to clear all your doubts.
Raksha Bandhan Thursday, August 11, 2022
Pradosh Timings Raksha Bandhan Muhurta – 08:51 PM to 09:13 PM
Duration – 00 hours 22 minutes
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra End Time – 08:51 PM
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Punch – 05:17 PM to 06:18 PM
Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Mukha – 06:18 PM to 08:00 PM
Purnima Tithi starts – 11th August 2022 at 10:38 am
Purnima date ends – 07:05 AM, 12 August 2022
In short, Purnima Tithi will start at 10:38 am on 11th August and end at 7:05 am on 12th August, 2022. However, Bhadra is also occurring with Purnima and will remain during the first half of Purnima Tithi.
According to the Drik Panchang, evening is the best time to tie rakhi and perform rituals on Raksha Bandhan, which is till late afternoon. Furthermore, it is believed that rituals should not be performed during Bhadra as Hindu scriptures indicate that it is a malafide time, in which all auspicious actions should be avoided.