Rakhi 2022 Date

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Now that Rakhi the festival of love and affection between brother and sister is nearing It’s time, here are the complete details of date,tithi and subh muhurat for celebration of auspicious festival rakshabandhan in year 2022. Here following are the details that we are going to highlight for flawless and complete celebration of rakhi with everlasting joyous fervour.

  • Rakhi Date and Time
  • Subh Muhurat for Rakshabandhan
  • Asubh or Bad time during the day when rakhi ritual should not be performed

Rakhi Date and Time 2022

This year , the celebration of Raksha Bandhan in 2022 will be held on the 11th of August. The festival is also known as Rakhi Purnima because it occurs on a day of full moon during the month of Saravana. This month known as Saravana is believed to be a very significant and pious month according to the Hindu calendar. The entire month of Saravana is celebrated joyously and finally the celebration reaches its peak with Rakshabandhan on the day of Shravan Poornima. On this day all brothers and sister try their best to get together for the grand celebration of the siblinghood. The Girls’ apply Kumkum tilak on brothers’ forehead and tie the holy handmade rakhi  on the wrist of his brother wishing him good health, long life and prosperity. In turn, the brother feeds sweets and give away the rakhi gift for sister and vows to protect her all along. The sister recites the following powerful mantra while tying the Raksha sutra to brother’s wrist.

येन बद्धो वली राजा दानवेन्द्रो महाबलः ।
तेन त्वा प्रतिबध्नामि रक्षे माचल माचल ॥

Meaning: I am tying on your hand this same Raksha thread, with which the most powerful and generous King Bali himself was bound; O Raksha, don’t go away; don’t go away.

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According to some ancient tales, Yamuna the sister of Yamraj,the god of death, tied rakhi to Yamraj and in turn Yamraj told her “Whoever get this pious thread of raksha tied by her sister will be spared from Akaal Mrityu i.e. untimely death”.

Also according to another story Draupadi had tied a piece of cloth on Krishna’s finger to stop the bleeding. In turn Krishna protected her from Cheerharan in Mahabharata.

Thus this is a very ancient festival and all brother-sister wait for this day eagerly all year long. Rakshabandhan is celebrated during the Poornima hours at the end of Shravan month across the world. Here is the Poornima timings for the day of rakhi in year 2022.

Commencement of Rakhi Poornima                          11th August 2022 at 10:38 AM

Conclusion of Rakhi Poornima                                    12th August 2022 at 07:05 AM

On the day of Poornima, the best time for Rakshabandhan is Aprahan Kaal if Bhadra kaal does not prevail. However in year 2022 the Bhadra kaal prevails throughout the day.

Subh Muhurat for Rakshabandhan

Due to effect of Bhadra kaal the available best timing for celebration of pious rakshabandhan is during the Pardosh Kaal.

Hence Subh muhurat for rakshabandhan during pardosh is :

11th August 8:51 PM to 9:13 PM

Duration : 22 minutes

Hence this year the rakshabandhan to be best celebrated in evening.

Asubh muhurat or Bad time during the day and why to avoid rakhi celebration during this time

Bhadra is a malicious time infringing the Shravan Poornima in year 2022. No auspicious ritual shall ever be performed during Bhadra kaal.

Commencement of Bhadra   11th August 9:35 AM (According to Thakur Prasad panchaang)

Conclusion of Bhadra 11th August 20:25 PM (According to Thakur Prasad panchaang)

Here we can see the influence of Bhadra starts even before the onset of Shravan Poornima and the effect remains whole through the day till 20:25 PM in the evening. According to mythology Soorpnakha, Ravana’s sister, has tied rakhi to Ravana during the Bhadra kaal. Everyone knows how the lavish empire of Ravana got destroyed. Hence make sure to avoid Bhadra kaal for rakhi celebration.