Raksha Bandhan 2020: Date, Time and Muhurat

Raksha Bandhan 2020: Date, Time and Muhurat | Raksha Bandhan, also Rakshabandhan, is a popular, traditionally Hindu, annual rite, or ceremony, which is central to a festival of the same name, celebrated in India, Nepal and other parts of the Indian subcontinent, and among people around the world influenced by Hindu culture.

Raksha Bandhan 2020: Date, Time and Muhurat
Raksha Bandhan 2020: Date, Time and Muhurat

RakshaBandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters, and families, on the full moon of the Hindu month of Shravana (Shravan Poornima), or around July and August. This day is also called Brother and Sister Day.

रक्षा बंधन 2020 Date in India

Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi Purnima or Rakhi, is a Hindu festival that focuses on the love and duty between brothers and sisters. It is held every year in August.

  • This year RakshaBandhan day is on August 03, 2020 (Monday)

Festivals are the celebration of togetherness in India. They play an important role to build a better society, where positive values flourish and the spirit of co-operation prevails. There are many auspicious days in India, which are celebrating by Indians with a lot of zest and spirit. Rakhi Purnima or Rakha Bandhan is one of them. It is known by various names; Vish Trak – the destroyer of venom, Punya Pradayak- the best ower of boons and the Pap nashak- the destroyer of sins.

Raksha Bandhan 2020 Time and Muhurat

  • Raksha Bandhan Bhadra End Time – 09:28 AM
  • Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Punchha – 05:16 AM to 06:28 AM
  • Raksha Bandhan Bhadra Mukha – 06:28 AM to 08:28 AM
  • Purnima Tithi Begins – 09:28 PM on Aug 02, 2020
  • Purnima Tithi Ends – 09:28 PM on Aug 03, 2020

Raksha Bandhan on Monday, August 3, 2020
Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony Time – 09:28 AM to 09:17 PM
Duration – 11 Hours 49 Mins

Aparahna Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat – 01:48 PM to 04:29 PM
Duration – 02 Hours 41 Mins

Pradosh Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat – 07:10 PM to 09:17 PM
Duration – 02 Hours 07 Mins

Some things about RakshaBandhan 2020

In the Indian mythology, a full moon day is considered to be an auspicious day. Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi falls on a full moon day in the month of Shravana (August) according to the Hindu lunisolar calendrer. All Hindus do land up to celebrate Raksha Bandhan through-out the world, mainly in India, Nepal and some regions of Pakistan.

RakshaBandhan 2020
RakshaBandhan 2020

Raksha Bandhan is known by the different names in different regions of India. The rituals may differ a little from region to region but generally carry the same aura. For the farmers, it is celebrated as “Kajri Purnima”. On this day, they started sowing wheat and pray to god for good crops and in the costal-regions of India this day is celebrated as “Narayali Purnima”. The day is devoted to the God Indra (God of rain), and the God Varuna (God of sea).

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in Shravana month during full moon day or Purnima day. (Guru Purnima)

The best time to tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan is during Aparahna which is late afternoon according to Hindu division of the day. If Aparahna time is not available then Pradosh time is also suitable to perform rituals related to Raksha Bandhan.

Raksha Bandhan rituals should not be done during Bhadra. Bhadra is malicious time which should be avoided for all auspicious work. Most Hindu religious texts, including Vratraj, advise to avoid Bhadra time to tie Rakhi during Raksha Bandhan festival.

It should be noted that Bhadra prevails during first half of Purnima Tithi. Hence one should wait for Bhadra to get over before starting any auspicious work. In North India it is customary to tie Rakhi in the morning which might not be suitable time to do it. The DrikPanchang’s team believes that it might be due to ignorance. When such information is easily available one should avoid tying Rakhi during Bhadra.

Some sources advise to avoid Bhadra Mukha and perform Rakhi ceremony during Bhadra Punchha if it has to be done during Bhadra in early morning. However our team was not able to find any authority to validate this belief.

To avoid doing Rakhi ceremony at an inauspicious time it is advisable to check some Panchang like DrikPanchang.com to find the right time to perform it. We list all Shubh timings which are available to tie Rakhi for most cities across the globe.

Is Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) a Public Holiday?

Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in India allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays. Some employees may choose to take the day off on this day, however, most offices and businesses remain open.

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