Raksha bandhan 2019, Right time to celebrate the festival

Raksha bandhan 2019, Right time to celebrate the festival

Raksha bandhan 2019, Right time to celebrate the festival

New Delhi: Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the relationship between Brothers and Sisters, on the full moon of the Hindu month of shravana, or around July and August. 
This year Raksha bandhan is on 15 August, Thursday which is the same date as Independence day. Raksha Bandhan is an optional holiday but Independence day is a gazetted holiday, so it will be a holiday this year. 
                                                   Date and Day - 15 August, Thursday  
                         Shubh Mahurat for the Rakhi tying ceremony - 05:50AM to 06:03PM
                            Total duration of Rakhi tying ceremony - 12 hours and 11 mins

Do you remember in the childhood, when all the girls in the class used to tie raakhis on the wrists of all the boys in the class ? The ritual of Raksha Bandhan includes tying a sacred, decorated thread by the sisters on their brothers' wrist. Before tying rakhi, the sisters would perform an aarti, apply tilak on their brother's forehead and then offer some sweetmeat. The brothers shower their sisters with  gifts and a vow to protect her.

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Government provides facility to women, who wants to go and meet their brothers by giving free rides to them in Delhi Transport Corporation Buses. If your brother is away, you  can courier them a rakhi and some gifts.
Even if you fight with your brothers and sisters the previous day of rakhi, you forget all the tom and jerry fights and celebrate Raksha Bandhan.
There are some famous mythological stories about the reason why Raksha Bandhan is celebrated, two of them are following:
* The story of Yama and Yamuna-
Yama, the lord of death and Yamuna, the river that flows in India. The story goes that when Yamuna tied a rakhi to Yama, the lord of death granted her immortilaty. And so moved by his by the gesture, he is said to have declared that any brother who was tied a rakhi and offered to protect his sister would also become immortal .
* The story of Krishna and Draupadi-
In the epic, Mahabharata, it is mentioned that one day, Krishna to cut his little finger by accident then Draupadi, wife of the Pandavas tore off a part of her sari and bandaged his finger. In return for this care, Krishna promised to protect her in time of distress and he did saved her esteem when Dushshasan pulled off her sari. Though they were not real brother and sister but their bond was not less than any sibling relationship. 

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