The festival of Raksha bandhan is celebrated every year on Sawan Purnima Tithi and Bhadraless Kaal.
But this year there is a confusion regarding the date of celebrating Rakshabandhan.
In fact, whenever the date of any fast or festival falls on two days in Hinduism, then confusion arises about its Muhurat, meaning exact timing of celebrating the festival.
One cannot spoil the fervour and mood this day as Raksha Bandhan popularly called as Rakhi festival, is the festival for siblings to celebrate the bond between sisters and brothers.
Some pundits and astrologers say that this time it will be auspicious to celebrate Rakshabandhan on 11th August, while some say that it would be best to celebrate Rakhi on 12th August.
However our extensive research say, this year, Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on two days i.e. August 11 and August 12.
This time due to two full moon days, the date of Rakshabandhan, raised doubts in the minds of people as to when to celebrate the festival of Rakhi.
Apart from the date, this time there is also the shadow of Bhadra on Rakshabandhan. On August 11, there will be Bhadra for the whole day.
As per the scriptures, the festival of Rakshabandhan should always be celebrated in Bhadra less or Bhadra free time.
Being that read, let’s know what Panchang and scriptures say about August 11 and 12?,
Bhadra will be there for the whole day on 11th August. As per the scriptures, in Bhadra some time of the day is not considered good for auspicious works. Bhadrakal and Rahukal are notable in this.
This time on August 11, there will be Bhadrakal for the whole day with Sawan Purnima Tithi and Shravan Nakshatra. On August 11, the inauspicious time of Bhadra will end at 08:53 pm.
Although Bhadra will start with the onset of full moon date on Aug 11, but Bhadra’s abode will remain in Hades (Patal Lok).
As per Muhurta Shastra Chintamani, when Bhadra resides on Earth, good and auspicious works should not be done, but when Bhadra resides in Patal Lok, it does not affect the humans on earth.
The ill effects of Bhadra can be felt in the world it resides. Bhadra’s presence is not on the earth on Aug 11.
According to the almanac calculations, whenever the Moon travels in Cancer, Leo, Aquarius and Pisces, the shadow of Bhadra falls on the earth. On the other hand, when the Moon travels to Aries, Taurus and Scorpio, then Bhadra resides in heaven.
When Moon is in Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius and Capricorn, then Bhadra resides in Hades.
According to the scriptures, when Bhadra resides in Heaven or Hades, then there is no bad effect. In such case, on August 11, because of Bhadra’s abode in Hades, the festival of Rakhi should be celebrated on this day.
There is a tradition of celebrating Rakshabandhan on Sawan Purnima Tithi.
Why Not Celebrate Rakshabandhan On 12th August
Purnima Tithi will start from 10.38 am on 11th August, which will last till 07:05 am on the next day i.e. 12th August, then after that Pratipada Tithi of Bhadrapada will start.
Therefore, there is no special logic behind celebrating Rakshabandhan on 12th August.
Rakshabandhan Auspicious Time – Shubh Muhurat Timing
According to the Muhurta calculation, Abhijit Muhurta will remain from 11.37 am to 12.29 am on August 11. On Thursday, August 11, there will be a Vijay Muhurta from 02:14 pm to 03:07 pm. In this way, Rakhi can be tied at this time during Bhadrakal.
Bhadra On Rakshabandhan
Bhadra Mukha: 06.18 am to 08:00 am
Bhadra Kaal ends: at 08.51 pm
Choghadiya Auspicious Time
good morning 06 -7.39
Variable day: 10.53- 12.31
Profit Day: 12.31- 02.8
Amrit Days: 02.08- 03.46
Good evening: 05.23- 07.1
Amrit Ratri: 07.00-08.23
Variable Night: 08.23-09.46
Scorpio Ascendant Days: 01.33- 03.23
Pradosh Muhurta: 20:52:15 to 21:13:18
CONCLUSION – Though the Bhadra Call Starts On 11 August, Its presence or residence will be in hades/patal lok, so its effect will remain in patal lok and will not effect humans on earth. Hence, the festival can be celebrated as per the muhurtas given above.
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