Why is There Confusion About the Date?
The confusion surrounding the date of Raksha Bandhan is due to the Bhadra period. The Bhadra period is a lunar phase that is considered inauspicious. The first part of August 30 will be in the Bhadra period, so some people believe that it is not a good day to celebrate Raksha Bandhan.
According to the Hindu tradition, the best day to celebrate Raksha Bandhan is August 31. This is because the full moon day will begin at sunrise on that day, which is considered the beginning of a new day.
– The following mantra is often recited when tying a rakhi: ॐ येन बद्धो बली राजा दानवेन्द्रो महाबल:। तेन त्वामभि बध्नामि रक्षे मा चल मा चल। This mantra means, "I tie you with this thread, just as Indra (the king of the gods) tied Bali (a demon king). Protect me and do not let me fall."
In addition to tying a rakhi, there are other rituals that are often performed during Raksha Bandhan. These include: – Applying tilak (a sacred mark) to the brother's forehead. – Offering the brother sweets. – Praying for the brother's well-being.
Raksha Bandhan is a festival that celebrates the bond between siblings. It is a time for sisters to express their love and protection for their brothers, and for brothers to reaffirm their love and support for their sisters.
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated by Hindus all over the world. The festival is particularly popular in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
Here are some messages that you can share with your siblings on Raksha Bandhan: – I love you, brother. May you always be happy and healthy. – I am so grateful for your love and protection. – You are the best brother anyone could ask for.