Raksha Bandhan 2018 With Shubh Muhurat, History and Puja vidhi

Raksha Bandhan 2018 With Shubh Muhurat, History and Puja vidhi: Raksha Bandhan, or Rakhi as it is regularly called, falls on Sunday, 26 August 2018. The celebration is celebrated yearly on the full moon day or Purnima of the Shravana month of the Hindu calendar (Panchang). Rakhi celebrates the security amongst sibling and sister and is celebrated by Hindus and Jains in India, Nepal, and Mauritius, among different nations.


On this day, sisters tie Rakhi (threads) around the wrists of their siblings as a demonstration of their affection and love. Brothers give the commitment to secure the sisters in return. The sister wishes her longevity by putting tilak on his brother’s forehead. It is said that the relation of this thread is unbreakable. As long as there is a movement of life and breath of life, a brother is determined for his sister and for her safety and happiness.

On the day of Raksha Bandhan, sisters wear new clothes and prepare rakhi plate in the morning. In that Thal, Rakhi, Kumkum, Turmeric, and Dessert are remains. Firstly sister tilak brother and then makes aarti. Now Rakhi is tied on the right wrist of the brother. In this whole process, both brother and sister must fast (व्रत). Many people say that only sisters should keep fast, it is not so, the brother will also fast. Thereafter, the sister feeds the sweets to the brother. If the sister is younger then she will touch the brother’s feet and take blessings and if the sister is elder, then the brother will touch his feet and take blessings. In this way, brother resolves to protect his sister for a lifetime.

Raksha Bandhan 2018 With Shubh Muhurat And Timing

There is no time to bind the rakhi on brother’s wrist. But according to the Hindu calendar (Panchang), the best time to tie rakhi to boot is during the Aparahna or the Pradosh kaal. This year, the muhurat timings on 26 August are:


Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony Time: 06:17 to 17:25

Duration: 11 Hours 8 Mins

Aparahan Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat: 13:37 to 16:03

Duration: 2 Hours 26 Mins

Vidhi / Method of performing the Puja

For Sisters:

  • Lord Ganesha should be worship in the early morning.
  • Prepare a Rakhi plate with Kumkum powder (tilak), Rice, Sweets, and Rakhi.
  • Light up a Diya.
  • Apply tilak on your brother’s forehead with Kum-Kum and Rice.
  • Then Tie Rakhi on the right wrist of your brother.
  • Move plate in a circular motion to worship your brother for his long life.
  • Offer a piece of sweets to him.

For Brothers:

  • After sister ties, rakhi, give her blessing cash and gifts.
  • Promise her to protect for the life in every condition.

The History and Story of Raksha Bandhan

*Note: These stories are well-known legends in India, and have been around for ages. Henceforth, various adaptations of a similar story may exist. We hope you and your children appreciate these stories.

Emperor Humayun and Rani Karnavati – Sister Comes First

This is a genuine Raksha Bandhan story that is said to have happened long back when India was being ruled by the Mughal rulers. At that time, the Rajputs in Chittor, Rajasthan, suffered the danger of attack from the Mughal king Bahadur Shah. Chittor was being ruled by Rani Karnawati.

Rani Karnawati realized that the Mughals were highly forceful and that she would never want to overcome them in the fight. She realized that her kingdom was struggling from war and that there was little expectation of surviving it. As a last expectation, He sent Rakhi to the Mughal Emperor Humayun, who was later running a military operation in any other area. She sent this as a symbol of love from a sister, giving Humayun the status of a sibling, and requesting to protect her.

Humayun was a strong and courageous emperor. He usually did not change his military plans for anyone or anything. But, he couldn’t deny this wonderful symbol of love. For his Rakhi sister, He asked his army to change direction. He immediately moves to encourage her and make a promise that no matter what, he would ensure his sister under all conditions.

Sadly, Humayun could not save the Rani Karnawati. Before reaching, Bahadur Shah entered Chittoor and ruined the palace. But still, disappointing ways in which Humayun left everything for his sister, and ensured that his sister had come before, has become a permanent legend in defense bond history.

The bond between a brother and sister is strong and pure. Even if you are not related to someone’s blood, then the tradition of tying rakhi is a beautiful way to make and seal this bond. The story of Humayun and Karnavati is the testimony to this.

Quotes and wishes of Raksha Bandhan


Remember that we are our childhood,

They fight, they quarrel and they persuade,

This is what the brother and sister love

This love is coming to increase

The festival of Rakshabandhan,

Hardy congratulations of Raksha Bandhan


Memories can be forgotten over time, but the affection we share as brother and sister will never be blurred, but it will grow throughout the year. Happy Rakhi


Many festivals might be extremely brilliant however no festivals are as Strong as Raksha Bandhan. It makes our bond more grounded and more grounded. Happy Raksha Bandhan!


May your life’s trip be as vivid as rakhi,

I wish you joy and triumphs all your day.

Enjoy this Raksha Bandhan.

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