With Rakhi around the corner, everyone is asking which is the auspicious time for Rakhsha Bandhan this year (2017).
This year Raksha bandhan will be celebrated on 7th August. The auspicious time to tie Rakhi is between 11.08am to 01.28pm. This means that you have a small window of about 2.5 hours to tie the rakhi and perform other rituals.
Till 11.00am on the Rakhi day, there will be Bhadra. Bhadra is considered inauspicious for all auspicious works, any religious rituals and hence tying rakhi should be avoided during this time. The mythological story behind this is that it was during the Bhadra period that Shroopknakha had tied the Rakhi to Ravana and that year, Ravana, along with his sons, lost the war and was killed by Lord Rama. It is also written in some Hindu scriptures that Lord Shiva performs ‘Tandava’ during Bhadra and hence no auspicious work should be done during this period.
As per some astrologers, Bhadra is falling in the ‘Makar’ rashi and is residing in Paatal, hence it will have no effect on us. But, tie rakhi during this period (6am to 11am) only if it’s impossible for you to tie rakhi after 11am.
Lunar Eclipse (Chandra grahan) is also falling on the same day from 10.52pm till 12.22am (8th August). Due to this, Sootak kaal will start nine hours before the actual chandra grahan i.e. 01.52pm. Hence no religious work can be done during this period.
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Happy Raksha Bandhan!