April 20, 2024

Should Indians celebrate Raksha Bandhan on Aug 30 or 31?

Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) is celebrated on the Purnima Tithi

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the Purnima Tithi of the Shravan month in the Hindu calendar.

Raksha Bandhan, popularly known as Rakhi in India, is celebrated on the Purnima Tithi of the Shravan month in the Hindu calendar. In 2023, the Purnima Tithi begins on August 30 at 10:45 AM and ends on August 31 at 7:05 AM. Therefore, Raksha Bandhan can be celebrated on either day, August 30 or 31.

However, the most auspicious time to tie the Rakhi is during the Purnima Tithi, which is from 10:58 AM on August 30 to 7:05 AM on August 31. Therefore, experts are recommending to celebrate Raksha Bandhan on August 31.

Here are some factors to consider when deciding which day to celebrate Raksha Bandhan:

  • The convenience of the siblings. If the siblings live in different parts of the country, it may be more convenient to celebrate on the same day.
  • The availability of the siblings. If one of the siblings is unable to travel on August 30, it may be better to celebrate on August 31.
  • The religious significance. Some people believe that it is more auspicious to celebrate Raksha Bandhan on the Purnima Tithi.

Ultimately, the decision of which day to celebrate Raksha Bandhan is up to the siblings. There is no right or wrong answer, and the most important thing is to celebrate the festival with love and affection.

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