Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) of Shravana month.
According to the Hindu division of the day, the best time to tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan day is during Aparahna, which is late afternoon. If right muhurta is not available in the Aparahna time, then Pradosh time can also be selected to perform Raksha Bandhan rituals.
Raksha Bandhan rituals should not be performed during Bhadra, because Bhadra is malicious time, which is not suitable for any auspicious work. Many of the Hindu religious texts, including Vratraj, suggest avoiding Bhadra time to perform Rakhi rituals.
It may be noted that Bhadra prevails in the first half of Purnima Tithi and hence it is advised to wait Bhadra to end before initiating any auspicious work. However, in many parts of North India it is customary to tie Rakhi in the morning, though it is not the right time to do it. The Temples in india info team believes that it happens because of ignorance. When such information is easily available one should follow it rather than doing Rakhi rituals during Bhadra.
Another suggestion by some sources is that one should avoid Bhadra Mukha and perform Rakhi rituals during Bhadra Punchha if it is required to be done during Bhadra in the early morning. However, our team could not find any authority to confirm this belief.
To avoid inauspicious time to perform Rakhi rituals it is advised to check Templesinindiainfo.com to find the right time to do it. We list all auspicious timings which are available to tie Rakhi for most cities across the globe.