As per Drik Panchang, Raksha Bandhan falls in between two days -August 30 and 31 this time.This is primarily due to Bhadra Kaal,considered to be unholy or inauspicious time for the Hindus.
As per Hindus’ belief, no holy or auspicious work is done on the Bhadra kal.The Raksha Bandhan is an annual festival. It involves rituals beginning with sisters taking aarti of their brothers, putting tilak on their foreheads, tying a Rakhi on their wrists, offering a sweet, and exchanging gifts and, in return, the brothers promise to protect and cherish their sisters.
These holy rituals can note be performed during the Bhadra, unholy time.
Therefore, Raksha Bandhan can be celebrated after Bhadra Kaal end time at 9:01 pm on August 30.More so because the Poornima Tithi (Full Moon) starts on August 30 at 10:58 am and ends on August 31 at 7:05 am.
Against this background,this year, the Raksha Bandhan can be celebrated 6:31 pm onwards on August 30, and 7.05 am on August 31,2023.