Rakshabandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of the Shukla Paksha of Sawan month in India. This time the festival is on Monday, August 3.
The festival of Raksha Bandhan i.e. Rakhi is the festival of brotherly love when a small thread is tied on the brother’s wrist, the brother is willing to sacrifice his life to protect his sister.
Celebrating the festival of Raksha Bandhan is considered to be best. By celebrating with this method, life of brother becomes happy and auspicious. According to the scriptures, five things have special importance for it, from which the Raksasutra is made. These include durva (grass), akshat (rice), saffron, sandalwood and mustard seeds.
Tie these 5 items in silk cloth or stitch them, then sew them into the art. In this way Vedic Rakhi will be ready.
Importance of five items
Durva (grass) – the way a sprout of durva spreads rapidly when sown and grows in thousands. Similarly, Raksha Bandhan is also wished that the descent of brothers and the virtues in it should grow rapidly. May virtue, purity of mind increase rapidly. Durva Vighnaharta is dear to Ganesha, that is, the obstacles that we are tying the rakhi in our lives should be destroyed.
Akshat (Rice) – May our reverence for each other never remain unhappily.
Saffron: The nature of saffron is fast, ie the one we are tying the rakhi, it should be stunning. May the intensity of spirituality, devotion of devotion never decrease in his life.
Sandalwood– Sandalwood is cool in nature and gives an aroma. In the same way, there should be coolness in his life, never have mental stress. At the same time, the fragrance of benevolence, virtue and self-control continued to spread in his life.
Mustard Grain – The nature of mustard is incisive, that is, it indicates that we should be vigilant in eliminating the faults of society. Mustard seeds are also used to remove the eyes of the brother and to save the brother from evil eyes.
How to tie this Rakhi- In this way, first of all offer a Rakhi made of these five things on the picture of God. Then sisters tie it to their brother, mother to their children, grandmother to their grandson with auspicious resolution. In this way, the Vedic rakhi made of these five things is tied according to scriptural rules, they are happy all year round with sons and grandchildren and brothers.
Mantra for tying rakhi – First of all offer the rakhi to the picture of God. Then sisters tie it to their brother, mother to their children, grandmother to their grandson with auspicious resolution. While tying a rakhi, sister must say this mantra-
येन बद्धो बली राजा दानवेन्द्रो महाबल:।
तेन त्वां अभिबद्धनामि रक्षे मा चल मा चल।।
शिष्य गुरु को रक्षासूत्र बांधते समय यह मंत्र बोलें‘
अभिबद्धनामि‘ के स्थान पर ‘रक्षबद्धनामि कहे।
It is best to sweeten the mouth with sweets or jaggery while tying rakshaasutra.
The history of Rakshabandhan is very old, which is associated with the Dev era, Mahabharata period and Indus Valley Civilization.
Know the best auspicious time to tie Rakhi…
Rakhi tying time: from 09:27:30 to 21:11:21
Duration: 11 hours 43 minutes
Rakshabandhan pm Muhurta: 13:45:16 to 16:23:16
Rakshabandhan Pradosh Muhurta: 19:01:15 to 21:11:21
From 6:00 to 7:30,
From 9:00 to 10:30,
From 3:31 to 6:41
Rahukkal – 7:30 am to 9:00 am (Do not tie rakhi during Rahukkal)
On this day, the sisters tie a rakhi to their brother so that he is protected in every way and by giving a gift to the brother and sister, he promises to protect him. Let’s know 5 such truths about this festival that you may not know.
- The tradition of tying the ‘Raksha Sutra’ has been from Vedic period when the person has tied a nada or thread of thread called ‘Mauli’ on the wrist during yajna, war, hunting, new resolutions and religious rituals. This defence formula later became a symbol of love of husband-wife, mother-son and then brother-sister. Raksha Sutra is colloquially called Rakhi, which is an aberration of the Vedic Sanskrit word ‘Rakshaika’.
- Somewhere in the Bhavishya Purana, it is written that when the war started between the Devas and the Asuras, then the Asuras or demons began to dominate the Devas. Seeing the defeat of the gods, Devendra Indra panicked and went to the sage Jupiter. Then at the suggestion of Jupiter, Indrani (Shachi), Indra’s wife, tied a thread of silk on her husband’s hand, sanctified with the power of mantras. Incidentally, it was the day of Shravan Purnima. As a result, Indra emerged victoriously. It is said that since then wives started tying rakhi on their husband’s wrist for their victory in the war.
According to Skanda Purana, Padmapuran and Srimad Bhagwat Purana, when Lord Vamana asked for three steps of land from Maharaja Bali and made him king of Patalalok, then King Bali also took the promise of God to be in front of him night and day. God was supposed to go to Lakshmi again after Vamnavatar, but God got trapped by giving this promise and he started living in the service of Bali in the abyss. On the other hand, Mata Lakshmi got worried about this. In such a situation, Naradji told Laxmiji a solution. Then Lakshmiji made Raja Bali her rakhi dam as her brother and brought her husband with her. That day was the full moon date of Shravan month. Since then, this Raksha Bandhan festival is in vogue.
According to the beliefs of Jainism, the ministers of King Srivarma of the city of Ujjayini were Bali Namuchi, Jupiter and Prahlada. These four were expelled from the state due to insult to Jain monks, when the four ministers left from there and reached Hastinapur. He got a job from the king Padmarai. A minister named Bali sacrificed a rebel king under diplomacy and deceit to gain the trust of Padmarai. Padmarai, happy with this, asked her to ask for the groom. He said – I will ask for it when the time comes. Once here, Acampanacharya Muni reached Hastinapur with 700 of his disciples. King Padmarai was an exclusive Jain devotee. At the same time, Bali asked the king for his groom and said that make me king for 7 days. In this way, Bali planned to surround the place of abode of Acampanacharya Muni and his 700 disciples with a fence and kill him in the fire. Then Vishnukumar Muni, disguised as a Brahmin, demanded three feet of land from King Bali. At the same time, Bali stopped the yagna and took away the sages from the prefix. The king also reached there to see the sage. This day was the full moon day of the month of Shravan. On this day, the monks were protected. To remember this day, people tied yarn in their hands.
Lord Krishna once suffered an injury and a torrent of blood flowed out. All this was not seen from Draupadi and she immediately tore the pallu of her sari and tied it in the hands of Shri Krishna and as a result the bleeding stopped. After some time when Draupadi dislocated by Dushasan, Shri Krishna extended the rip and paid the favor of this bond. This passage also underscores the importance of Raksha Bandhan.
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