This year Rakshabandhan will be celebrated on August 15, 2019. The festival aims at a beautiful bond between brothers and sisters. Rakhi or Rakhibandhan is celebrated on the full moon day and therefore the festival is called Rakhi Poornima.
As the country gears up to celebrate Rakshabandhan 2019, here’s everything you need to know about the festival.
Significance of Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan
On this day, a sister ties a rakhi or sacred thread around the wrist of their brother. The festival is observed as a symbol of duty and bonding between brothers and sisters.
Raksha Bandhan 2019 date and time:
During the rituals, sisters pray for the long life of their brothers. Sisters tie a rakhi or the sacred thread on the right wrist of their brother, apply tilak, offer sweets and perform aarti.
In turn, brothers promise to protect their sisters all through their life and also give gifts to their sisters.
Raksha Bandhan Date: August 15, 2019
Purnima Tithi starts on August 14, 2019, at 3:45 pm
Purnima Tithi ends on August 15, 2019, 5:59 pm
Raksha Bandhan time: 6:07 am to 5:59 pm on August 15, 2019
Raksha Bandhan Aparahan Muhurat: 1:48 pm to 4:22 pm on August 15, 2019
Raksha Bandhan Pradosha time: 6:55 pm to 9:10 pm on August 15, 2019.