Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi Purnima, is the festival that reinforces the bond between brother and sister. Raksha Bandhan is a Sanskrit word, where ‘Raksha’ means ‘Protection’ and ‘Bandhan’ means ‘to tie’, it basically means ‘to tie the knot of protection’. It is also called as Kajri Purnima or Kajri Navami in Northern India. The festival falls on the Hindu month of Shravan during Purnima Day. It is advisable to tie the sacred thread on the auspicious time. The best time to tie Rakhi is during Aparahan muhurat which is during the late afternoon. In 2018, Raksha Bandhan falls on August 26 (Sunday).
Here is the auspicious (tithi) time to tie rakhi: August 26
Raksha Bandhan thread ceremony: 6:25 am to 5:25 pm
Aparahan time Raksha Bandhan muhurat: 1:55 pm to 4:24 pm