Raksha Bandhan, which means the bond of safety, celebrates the auspicious brother-sister relationship.
The Hindu festival is observed on the full-moon day or Purnima in the Hindu calendar month of Shravan. This year it’s being celebrated on Sunday – August 22.
On this day, a sister ties a thread on the wrist of her brother as a symbol of her unconditional faith in him and of her prayers for his long life.
In return, the brother promises to keep her happy always and protect her from all troubles. The festival celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. Gifts are exchanged amid huge celebration.
Raksha Bandhan 2021 timings
Raksha Bandhan is also known as Rakhi, after the decorative thread sisters tie on their brothers’ wrist, in many parts of India. While it can be celebrated all day long, there is a particular time during which this age-old ritual of tying the rakhi should be done.
But the auspicious time for tying the rakhi will begin at 6:15 AM on August 22 and continue till 5:31 PM the same evening.