Raksha Bandhan in the Year 2021 will be Celebrated on Sunday, 22th of August 2021.
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in Shravana month during full moon day or Purnima day.
The best time to tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan is during Aparahna which is late afternoon according to the Hindu division of the day. If Aparahna time is not available then Pradosh time is also suitable to perform rituals related to Raksha Bandhan.
Raksha Bandhan rituals should not be done during Bhadra. Bhadra is malicious time which should be avoided for all auspicious work. Most Hindu religious texts, including Vratraj, advise avoiding Bhadra time to tie Rakhi during the Raksha Bandhan festival.
It should be noted that Bhadra prevails during the first half of Purnima Tithi. Hence one should wait for Bhadra to get over before starting any auspicious work. In North India, it is customary to tie Rakhi in the morning which might not be a suitable time to do. When such information is easily available one should avoid tying Rakhi during Bhadra.
Some sources advise to avoid Bhadra Mukha and perform the Rakhi ceremony during Bhadra Punchha if it has to be done during Bhadra in the early morning. However, our team was not able to find any authority to validate this belief.