Raksha Bandhan 2023: Every year, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated with great enthusiasm and magnificence all across the nation. This festival honors the boundless love shared between siblings. During this occasion, sisters tie a protective talisman or amulet around their brothers’ wrists. This amulet signifies a symbol of safeguarding, concern, and a wish for the brother’s well-being. In return, brothers pledge to watch over and protect their sisters. Following this ritual, siblings exchange gifts and spend the day together.
As August 30 approaches, marking the celebration of Raksha Bandhan, a festival highlighting the love and commitments between siblings, it’s important to remember a few guidelines while partaking in the rituals and tying the Rakhi on your brother’s wrist. Here are some do’s and don’ts to consider:
Dos on Raksha Bandhan 2023
1. Correct Direction: During the ritual, it’s recommended for the brother to sit facing the east or north direction. However, it’s important to avoid facing the south direction.
2. Hygiene: Maintaining hygiene and cleanliness is paramount on Raksha Bandhan, as this occasion involves sacred rituals and revolves around the solemn promises of safeguarding each other from harm.
3. Rituals: Before placing the Rakhi on their brother’s wrist, sisters should offer prayers to God, apply a tilak on the brother’s forehead, and tie a Rakhi to Lord Ganesh or another deity to seek blessings.
4. Covering head: During the ritual, it’s recommended for the brother to cover his head with a handkerchief, and the sister should also cover her head with a scarf.
Don’t’s on Raksha Bandhan 2023
1. Gifting Sharp Objects: It’s important not to give gifts with sharp objects on Raksha Bandhan. Additionally, the Rakhi should always be tied on the right hand.
2. Rahu Kaal & Bhadra: Sisters should be cautious not to perform any aspect of the Raksha Bandhan ritual during Rahu Kaal or Bhadra, as these times are considered highly inauspicious.
3. Design of Rakhi: Rakhi designs often feature symbols like Om, Swastika, or Kalash. Yet, sisters should be attentive when choosing designs, ensuring they avoid any inauspicious symbols on the Rakhi.