rakhi Dos murath
rakhi Dos murath

This year, Raksha Bandhan falls on August 30. As we prepare to revel in the festival of love and commitments between siblings, here’s a list of things to do and avoid during the Raksha Bandhan rituals:

It’s that special time of the year once again Raksha Bandhan, a festival celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm. This occasion pays tribute to the unconditional bond shared between siblings, particularly brothers and sisters. On this day, sisters tie a protective talisman or amulet onto their brothers’ wrists, symbolizing care, security, and a prayer for their well-being. In return, brothers pledge to safeguard and watch over their sisters.

This year, Raksha Bandhan falls on August 30. As we prepare to revel in the festival of love and commitments between siblings, here’s a list of things to do and avoid during the Raksha Bandhan rituals:

Dos:

  • Cleanliness: Given the sacred nature of Raksha Bandhan, maintaining hygiene and cleanliness is crucial, reflecting the profound promises made to shield each other.
  • Direction: During the ritual, brothers should sit facing either the east or north direction, ensuring they never face south.
  • Head Covered: It’s recommended for both the brother and sister to cover their heads – the brother with a handkerchief and the sister with a scarf – during the ritual.
  • Ritual Performance: Before tying the Rakhi, sisters should first pray to God, apply a tilak on the brother’s forehead, and tie a Rakhi to Lord Ganesh or another deity to seek blessings.

Don’ts:

Rahu Kaal: Sisters should avoid conducting any part of the Raksha Bandhan ceremony during the inauspicious periods of Rahu Kaal or Bhadra.

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Rakhi Designs: While Rakhi designs often feature symbols like Om, Swastika, or Kalash, sisters should examine them closely and avoid any inauspicious signs.

Sharp Objects: It’s advisable not to give sharp objects as gifts on Raksha Bandhan. The Rakhi itself should always be tied on the right hand.

Raksha Bandhan 2023: Before tying rakhi Dos and don’ts to your siblings…