According to Jyotishastra the timing or subh muhurat for Raksha Bandhan in 2017 will be from 11:05 am to 1:50 pm. This time Rakhi coming with a lunar eclipse on Monday, There will be a partial lunar eclipse on the day of Raksha Bandhan on 7th august 2017. After many years people can see the lunar eclipse on the festival of Raksha Bandhan. A lunar eclipse (Chandra Ghrehen) occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth. And the partial lunar eclipse occurs when only a portion of the moon enters the umbra (shadow).
Raksha Bhandhan is a festival of brother and sister. Sister ties rakhi (holy thread) on her brother’s hand and pray for his long and healthy life. In return brothers give gifts and sweets to their sisters and also promise to protect them from every problem.
But on this year the timing to celebrate Raksha Bhandhan become limited because of lunar eclipse. The timing for lunar eclipse will be from 10:53 pm to 12:48am. However, Sutak will start 7 hours before from lunar eclipse. According to hindu ritual, holy or good work cannot be done in sutak period. So, only 5 hours will be there to celebrate Rakhi festival on 7th august. Sisters can tie rakhi on their brother’s hand only in between the shubh mahurat of 5 hours after that sutak timing will be start. According to Jyotishastra the timing for Rakhi will be from 11:05 am to 1:50 pm.
On the other hand, raksha Bhandhan is on last Monday of sharawan month. The huge crowd of people can also be seen in the temples on this day. This day is also called as shrawan purnima.
Raksha Bandhan 2017 Subh Muhurat and Timings
8:50 am to 1:50 pm
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