Raksha Bandhan 2018: Muhurat to Rakhi here’s everything you need to know


Raksha Bandhan, a day to celebrate brother-sister love is all around the corner and will be celebrated across the country on Sunday (August 26).

Sisters tie a Rakhi or Raksha Dhaga on the wrist of their brothers which symbolises a knot of Raksha (Protection) throughout the life.

However, one can tie a knot of Raksha to anyone, not just brother or sister.

The festival is celebrated on Purnima(Full Moon) of the Shravan month.

Check below Date, Muhurat, Trending Rakhis of Raksha Bandhan 2018

Date, Muhurat (Auspicious time) !!

Raksha Bandhan Thread Ceremony: 05:59 am to 17:25 pm
Aparahan Time Raksha Bandhan Muhurat = 13:39 pm to 16:12 pm

As per the Drikpanchang, Raksha Bandhan Bhadra will end before Sunrise- Purnima Tithi Begins at 15:16 on 25 August 2018, Purnima Tithi Ends at 17:25 on 26 August 2018.

Trending Rakhi !!

Customised Rakhis

A large of variety of customised rakhis, which suits your sibling’s personality are available in the market.

These rakhis are decent as well as contemporary in style. Later they can be transformed into keychains and cufflinks, and protection charm.

Cartoon Rakhis 

Looking a Rakhi for your elder siblings, then you must keep their favourite cartoon characters in your mind. Be it  Shinchan, Doraemon, Chota Bhim, Ironman, Superman, pick accordingly.

Silver and Gold Rakhis 

Love for metal, Go for Silver and Gold plated rakhis. There is a wide range of metal rakhis are available in the market.

This year bands are also in.

Hand Made Rakhis 

Confused with so many options, then how about making an interesting rakhi oneself by using beads, threads, flowers and other craft materials.

This will make your sibling smile and proud.

Have a look at some videos handmade rakhis:

Gift Ideas

Junk jewellery: Junk jewellery can be a great pick for Rakhi. Junk jewellery can be paired with both western and ethnic outfits. You can pick neckpieces, rings, anklets, and bracelets in different sizes and designs. If your sister has a flair for fashion, she will definitely cherish the gift.

Potted houseplants: Houseplants make a great Rakhi gift as they show how much thought you have put in while choosing them. Also, houseplants have a magical way to brighten up homes and workspaces. Apart from decorative purposes, houseplants offer a number of benefits like improving the air quality and bringing down the stress level. From aloe vera to lavender, your choices are plenty. Make sure to choose a good quality pot and tie a ribbon around it before handing it to your sibling.

Funky journals: Regardless of whether your sibling is an aspiring writer or not, you can always gift them a journal. You can pick a memory journal if your sibling likes to pen down her thoughts on paper. For wanderers, a travel journal is a better-suited option. With just a little effort, you will find journals with quirky designs, bold colours and pattern.

This Raksha Bandhan, cherish the bond with your siblings in a quirky and stylish way.

Wishing a Very Happy Rakha Bandhan to all !!


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