Raksha Bandhan 2020: The RakshaBandhan festival celebrating the beautiful bond of brothers and sisters is observed across the country. Happy Raksha Bandhan is a day to indulge and feel loved in the company of family and friends, and as with most Indian festivals, food and gifts are a big part of RakshaBandhan. This year Raksha Bandhan 2020 is on August 3.
Hindus around the world believe that the Raksha Bandhan festival has much historical and mythological significance. In Mahabharata, when Lord Krishna had cut his finger while using his divine discus, Draupadi had dressed up his wound using the loose end of her saree. Thus, he had promised to protect her always, and he had kept his word especially during her public humiliation in the Hastinapur royal court.
Over the years, the tradition has continued with sisters tying a ‘Rakhi’ around the wrist of brothers, and them promising to protect them always. The rakhi band itself serves as a protection for the brothers. Nowadays, you can find many different rakhis — of different colors, varieties, and designs.
Raksha Bandhan 2020 Date, Time, Muhurat:
- Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of Sawan or Shravan
- Raksha Bandhan thread ceremony time: 9:28 AM to 09:17 PM
- Aparahna RakshaBandhan Muhurat: 1:48 PM to 4:29 PM
- Pradosh Raksha Bandhan Muhurat: 7:10 PM to 9:17 PM
- Purnima tithi starts at 9:28 PM on August 2
- Purnima tithi ends at 9:28 PM on August 3.
Raksha Bandhan 2020 Wishes to your brother:
- “Thank you for being the pillar of my strength always. I am blessed to have you as my brother. Happy Raksha Bandhan!”
- “For guiding me, protecting me, and being my rainy day friend. I couldn’t have asked for a better brother than you. Happy Raksha Bandhan!”
- “I must have done something right that God blessed me with a brother like you. Happy Rakhi, Bhai!”
Raksha Bandhan 2020 Wishes to your sister:
- “You are strong and bright and I know you can take of yourself. But I have to tell you, I will always be there whenever you need me. Happy Raksha Bandhan.”
- “You are not just my sister, you are my greatest friend! Here’s to a great time together. Happy Raksha Bandhan!”
- “To my childhood bully, my sister, my protector, and my best friend! What would have I done without you! Have a Happy Raksha Bandhan!”