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July 22 : The Raksha Bandhan festival (Rakhi) falls on August 15, 2019, in the Sravana month of the Hindu Calendar. This is regarded as one of the most famous festivals that celebrates the beautiful relationship between a brother and sister. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon Shravan Purnima day and hence is also called as Rakhi Poornima, and coincides with festivals like Narali Purnima, Avani Avittam and Kajari Purnima.

The significance of tying the Rakhi or the thread holds a lot of importance during the Rakhi festival. During the rituals, sisters will pray for the long life of their brothers. They will tie the Rakhi thread around the right wrist of their brother, give sweets and perform aarti. Brothers will promise to protect their sisters all their life. In turn, they give gifts to their sisters too.

The Shubh Muhurat time will start at 6:03 a.m. and will end by 5:59 p.m. on August 15, 2019.

The Aparahan Raksha Bandhan Muhurat time is considered to be the most auspicious time and falls on August 15, between 1:48 p.m. - 4:22 p.m.

The other important timings* that need to be kept in mind are:

The Purnima Tithi will begin on August 14 at 3:35 p.m.

The Purnima Tithi will end on August 15 at 5:59 p.m.

*The timings are for Ujjain. Panchang timings for other cities are also available.

Purnima holds a significant place in Hindu rituals and is considered the best while taking vows in life. Apart from Raksha Bandhan, other festivals celebrated on full moon days are Guru Purnima, Purnima Vrat , Holi, Vat Purnima and Hanuman Jayanti.

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