Raksha Bandhan 2023: What to do if You Are Not Able to Tie Rakhi at the Auspicious Time?newsbhunt


Curated By: Nibandh Vinod

Last Updated: August 31, 2023, 11:16 IST

RAKSHA BANDHAN 2023: A festival that commemorates the bond between brothers and sisters, Raksha Bandhan is being celebrated in certain parts of the country today, on August 31. This year, due to Bhadra Kaal, it is being observed on both August 30 and August 31. If, however, you were unable to tie the Rakhi on August 30, you can also do so today, on Thursday, August 31.

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If you are not able to tie the Rakhi at the auspicious time, there’s no need to worry. Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of the bond between siblings, and while tying the Rakhi at the recommended time holds significance, the essence of the festival goes beyond the timing. Here are a few things you can consider if you’re unable to tie the Rakhi at the auspicious time:

  1. Tie it Later
    If you miss the auspicious time, you can still tie the Rakhi later in the day. While tying it at the recommended time is ideal, tying it later in the day is better than not tying it at all.
  2. Symbolic Tying
    If distance or circumstances prevent you from tying the Rakhi in person, you can consider sending a Rakhi to your sibling along with a heartfelt note or message, symbolizing your love and bond.
  3. Virtual Celebration
    If you and your sibling are in different locations, you can have a virtual Rakhi tying ceremony over a video call. This way, you can still share the moment and celebrate together.
  4. Respect the Sentiment
    While timing is important, the sentiment and love behind the Rakhi are equally significant. If you can’t tie it at the auspicious time, tie it when you can and express your feelings to your sibling.
  5. Plan Ahead
    If you know you won’t be able to tie the Rakhi at the auspicious time due to prior commitments, try to plan ahead and adjust your schedule to accommodate the ritual.
  6. Extend the Celebration
    Raksha Bandhan is not just about tying the Rakhi but also about spending time together. If you miss the timing, spend quality time with your sibling to celebrate the day.
  7. Share a Gift
    Along with or in lieu of the Rakhi, you can send your sibling a thoughtful gift that represents your love and appreciation.

The significance of Raksha Bandhan lies in the bond you share with your sibling and the emotions you convey through the ritual. While following traditions is important, the essence of the festival is to strengthen the relationship between siblings.


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