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Raksha Bandhan 2022 and why is it celebrated?

04 Aug, 2022 by Adrija Milan

Raksha Bandhan 2022 and why is it celebrated?

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Raksha Bandhan 2022 and why is it celebrated?

04 Aug, 2022 by Adrija Milan

Raksha Bandhan 2022 Date: August 11, Thursday. Raksha bandhand popularly known as Rakhi is a traditional Hindu festival that is observed to celebrate the sacred relationship between brothers and sisters, though it is expanding and people celebrate this festival for the bond between, father and daughter, sisters and even neighbors. Raksha means protection, so this festival is all about promising protection to your loved ones. Raksha Bandhan is observed as a public holiday in several states of India like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Gujrat. It is a monsoon festival and this year (2022) it will be celebrated on the 11th of August. So let’s discuss the shubh muhurat for Raksha Bandhan 2022.

Raksha Bandhan Shubh Muhurat and Tithi 2022:

Purnima Tithi Starts on August 11, 2022, at 10:38 AM

Purnima Tithi Ends on August 12, 2022, at 7:05 AM.

Muhurat time for Rakhi tying: 6:07 AM to 5:59 PM.

Know About: Purnima Vrat Tithi

Like all the other Hindu festivals, Rakhi also has significance in all aspects of life and has a deeper meaning than the promise of protection between siblings: 

Raksha Bandhan is a monsoon festival and monsoon is considered a very auspicious time amongst Hindus, they also call it Shrawan ka Mahina, meaning the holy month of monsoon. They devote this month to Lord Shiva and many of his devotees also observe fast on Mondays. As this is a radiant time, it is considered best to celebrate the relationship between siblings. 

Rakhi Purnima is marked as an important event in the life of farmers. Monsoons come with the promise of thriving crops and full fields. To celebrate this, the farmers observe the ceremony of Shravani on this day. It is observed majorly in the states such as Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand. 

Raksha Bandhan and why is it celebrated?

Raksha Bandhan marks prosperity for the fishermen community as well. As their livelihood completely depends on marine life, the monsoon is a very important event for them. With the advent of monsoon, marine life starts to prosper and this is why Rakhi is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in the fishermen's community by performing several rituals. It is a common practice in states like Maharashtra, Gujrat, Goa, and Karnataka. 

Monsoon is said to be the sign of new beginnings, it washes away all the unnecessary elements and negativity. Rakhi Purnima is celebrated to mark this auspicious occasion of new beginnings and positivity. 


So like all the other Hindu festivals, Rakshabandhan serves every community with different reasons to celebrate. It is a very inclusive celebration and is widely celebrated in India. It is not only celebrated amongst siblings but also amongst other family members and relatives. It is a festival that is celebrated to promise protection for our loved ones. As India is a land of diversity, Rakhi gives every community a reason to celebrate this festival with a lot of enthusiasm.

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