Celebrating Raksha Bandhan in 2022
Celebrating Raksha Bandhan in 2022

Raksha Bandhan the Hindu celebration devoted to siblings. The celebration devoted to the love and adoration of siblings. On this special day, sisters tie a holy thread to their brothers with a promise from their brothers to protect them for life. Sisters pray to God for their brother’s long life when they tie ‘Rakhi’ on his wrist and the brother promises to stand by his sister through thick and thin, like a protector guarding her from all the evils of the world – hence the name “Raksha Bandhan” meaning tied to protect. As a mark of gratitude for the trust bestowed on them brothers offer gifts and promise to protect their sisters no matter what. It is the biggest festival of and for siblings celebrated with much fanfare. 

Raksha Bandhan 2022 will be celebrated on August 11.

Rakhi – Raksha Bandhan Muhurat – 2022

Raksha Bandhan 2022

The most auspicious Raksha Bandhan 2022 muhurat will fall between 10:38 AM to 9:00 PM on August 11th August 2022, Thursday. The Muhurat to tie Rakhi will be literally available for the whole day except early morning and late night. Make sure to plan your rakhi tying ceremony in the Shubh Muhurat for an auspicious rakhi celebration.

Rakhi is a holiday in many states in India. It is also a designated holiday in many private organizations. Ensure you don’t miss this special Rakhi 2022 Muhurat for tying Rakhi to your brother’s wrist. In case the brother and sister can’t meet this rakhi, just send a rakhi to your brother with a rakhi quote and wishes to make his day.

Getting Ready with the Raksha Bandhan Pooja Thali

Rakhi Pooja thali is a sacred plate where the sisters put every necessary item to perform the rakhi tying rituals. Raksha Bandhan ceremonies are incomplete without the puja thali. The Thali is decorated with the Rakhi, Akshat (sacred rice), Kumkum, sweets, Diya and incense sticks and a betel nut or a Supari to avoid negativity.

Raksha Bandhan Puja Thali

Celebrating rakhi with full fanfare is something we all want since this one celebration siblings tend to have together where they celebrate their relation, bonding and togetherness no matter how far they might be residing, thus, finding an ideal Rakhi Thali is required, here we have this list having all that you want to be aware of while getting ready for Rakhi Puja Thali:

  • Buy a readymade rakhi pooja thali online or get a plate from your kitchen to set up a Rakhi Puja Thali at home.
  • Make a paste of Roli and turmeric and a “Swastika” in the Puja Thali. You can also make an “OM” symbol.
  • After the paste is dried, you can sprinkle some flower petals to enhance the Puja Thali.
  • Roli and rice are the two most significant things to be kept in the Thali for the Puja rituals.
  • Put Ganesha and Laxmi symbols on the Thali with flowers.
  • Furthermore, place the Diya and light it in the middle where you have made the Swastika or Om symbol.
  • Put a little bowl on the Thali and place sweets with Rakhi.
  • Rakhi Puja Thali is good to go and ready for the Raksha Bandhan function!

The Process of Tying Rakhi

After the Pooja Thali preparation, here comes the most expected custom each sister is eager to perform, i.e., tying Rakhi. Depending upon the customs, certain sisters chant a mantra while tying the Rakhi. Appealing to God for their brother’s prosperity and karma, the sisters add fulfillment to this emotional moment.

Once the pretty Thali is prepared, the sister applies Tilak alongside rice on the forehead. This is the custom in Hindu culture as it assists with concentrating one’s natural energy, opening the third eye, wisdom eye, or knowledge. Here, the sibling can sit on an Asana or stand as is comfortable to both the siblings.

Younger Brother to Seek Blessings from Elder Sister

On this day, a sister ties a rakhi around her sibling’s wrist and prays to God for his well being and prosperity. In return, the sibling offers presents and promises to protect his sister from any risk. Younger brothers also seek blessings from their elder sisters on this special day.

Sweets and Chocolates Will Make this Raksha Bandhan More Sweet

Rakhi for Brother

India is known for its desserts and sweets. Rakhi is a celebration that strengthens the sibling’s bond, so one should celebrate the pleasantness of the relationship and the celebration with sweetness. Indians are voracious consumers of sweets since this is a part of the rich Indian tradition. Chocolates have been added to this and have become a part of our rich culture over time. Having chocolates and sweets as a part of rakhi celebration is already part of Indian culture.

Rakhi, Chocolate and sweets get along completely well with one another. Whether it is your overprotective and senior sister, or your charming and lively young sister, giving her the best chocolates and sweets making this celebration a sweet and special one.

Religious Significance and Historical Importance of Raksha Bandhan

  • In old times, the Rakhi tying significance was restricted to their necessities of taking help and commitments.
  • Some time ago, individuals often tied Rakhi to anybody’s wrist to protect them from evil.
  • Rishi Munis and ministers of that time would generally tie Raksha Dhaga to people who visited them.
  • With evolving times, the meaning of tying Rakhi has also changed.
  • These days, people tie the holy thread to close ones, friends, neighbors, and special people.
  • This one-day celebration offers everybody new chances to make new relationships and to spread love and joy.
  • This celebration is also one of the most amazing ways of joining family and family members under one rooftop.