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Raksha Bandhan - Auspicious time and gifts most suitable for each Zodiac sign

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi celebrates the beautiful bond that brothers and sisters share. This is a day of celebration and love, filled with colourful rituals and exchanging of gifts and good food. Learn what you can give your siblings, based on their zodiac moon sign, on Raksha Bandhan 2021.

Raksha Bandhan - Auspicious time and gifts most suitable for each Zodiac sign

Raksha Bandhan is a traditional Hindu ceremony, which celebrates the love and affectionate bond between brothers and sisters. On this day, sisters tie Rakhi on the wrists of their brothers. Rakhi is indicated to protect the brothers from evil influences. Sisters pray for their long life and happiness. The brothers in turn, give a gift, which is a promise that they will protect their sisters from any harm. Within these Rakhis are sacred feelings and well wishes for the safeguarding and long life of the brothers. This festival is mostly celebrated in North India among the Hindu community.

Raksha means protection and Bandhan means bond. It is also a great sacred verse of unity, acting as a symbol of life's advancement and a leading messenger of togetherness. Rakhi strengthens the bond of love between brothers and sisters, and revives the emotional bonding.

This year, Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on August 22.

Raksha Bandhan –Date and Mahurat of Rakhi Festival 2021

We celebrate Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan every year on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Shravan. Therefore it is also known as Rakhi Purnima. This year Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on the 22nd of August 2021.

This year in 2021 the auspicious time or Shubh Mahurat for tying Rakhi to your brother will be in between 9:28 AM to 18:03 PM and the duration of the Rakhi tying will be 12 hrs and 11 minutes.

  • Apaharan Time: It’s the most auspicious time to celebrate Raksha Bandhan, tie Rakhi on your wrist of your brother and pray to the Almighty for his long and healthy life. As per Hindu culture, Apaharan Time usually falls in the late afternoon from 13:44 to 16:33.
  • Pradosha Time: In case, you miss out celebrating the Rakhi festival during the Apaharan Time, you can perform the rituals during Pradosha Time which is the second-best Muhurat as per Hindu scriptures and usually begins in the late evening from 20:08 to 22:12.
  • Rakhi Purnima Tithi: It’s the culmination of both the auspicious timings into one and is one of the most ideal times to perform the Rakhi ceremony. Rakhi Purnima starts from 21st August at 15:45 to 22nd August till 17:58.

Raksha Bandhan Celebration:

On this special day, celebrations are due for both brothers and sisters alike, since this a day that celebrates the special affectionate bond between brothers and sisters. Brothers are entrusted with the promise of protection of their sisters and the sisters lavishly treat their brothers to amazing experiences and gifts.

Apart from the ritualistic celebrations, you can spend an extraordinary day indulging in your brother-sisterly rituals, tell them how much they have enriched your lives, and of course buy your brothers and sisters a special gift to commemorate this beautiful day.

Now of course comes the million dollar question, what should you gift them? What is it that they will like the most and appreciate you for it? We are here to help you figure out this mystery. The answer of course lies in your stars. Their zodiac will reveal the true personality and you can choose from the selection, the best gift for your beloved brother/sister.

What to gift your brother or sister on Raksha Bandhan based on their moon sign zodiac:

Sometimes you may wonder how your family relations may fare. We bring to you an analysis of moon signs and family relations.

  1. Aries

As an Aries, you are outdoorsy, energetic, and fun loving. You will love anything that is new to you. You are impulsive and sporty. You are a fire sign and have that flame of energy brimming inside you. You love the surge of adrenaline, no matter how less or more. Creative, adaptive, and insightful, you are a force to reckon with. Your fiery energy is contagious and makes you highly competitive.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: Mountain Bike, Sports Equipment, New sporty shoes, gaming console, or home gym kit.

Gift Ideas for sisters: Assorted pack of chocolates, statement jewellery, red coloured dress, or fancy earphones.

  1. Taurus

You love the fine things in life. After a long hard day, you like to relax in style. Sensual, strong, and indulgent, you make the life of others around you better for them. You are goal oriented and work hard and therefore on this special day, you deserve a lot of pampering. You are artistic and are quite close to nature.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: A good old bottle of fine quality Scotch, Bath bombs and bath essentials, a Silk Robe, a fine piece of modern art or a luxurious perfume/aftershave.

Gift Ideas for sisters: A nice set of colours, Pottery class, a gourmet chocolate assortment, scented candles or coffee mug.

  1. Gemini

You love to regale your stories and keep others entertained with your amazing stories. You are outgoing, love to talk and socialize, and are always up for new activities and adventure. You are affable, quick-witted, and affectionate, always extending your hand of help to anyone in need. Your duality in character adds to your mysterious charm.

Gift ideas for Brothers: An intellectually stimulating book, a small weekend getaway, a new mobile set or kindle, designer clothes or a nice perfume.

Gift ideas for sisters: Stylish Handbag, a nice book, Polaroid camera or any latest gadgets.

  1. Cancer

You are a gem of a person. You are kind, sensitive and extremely caring. You feel extremely lucky to have your brother/sister in your life. You cover for them when they are up to some mischief. Your siblings are precious and you should let them know that more often. You have strong values and are very close to your family. Traditional and loyal, you are known for your big heart and congeniality.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: A photo frame or family portrait, dinner coupons to your favourite restaurant, a state of the art coffee maker, a handmade card, and customized t-shirt.

Gift ideas for sisters: Any handmade gift, coupon to her favourite restaurant/salon/spa, cushions or wall hangings or bouquet of flowers.

  1. Leo

You are like a ray of sunshine and actually shine bright like the sun. You are strong, assertive, and passionate. You are optimistic and blessed with charisma and charm. You love being in the spotlight and being the centre of attraction. You love to live life king size and hence are quite opulent and indulgent.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: A branded grooming kit, extravagant perfumes/aftershave, a gaming console, a badass gadget, and limited edition shoes or designer clothes.

Gift ideas for sisters: Cosmetic hamper or a grooming kit, some shiny statement jewelry, or a great-smelling perfume.

  1. Virgo

You are the definition of a responsible and mature adult. You are serious, hardworking and practical. You would prefer practical gifts, which would make your life easier. You have a great sense of empathy, even though you are not very emotional in the outset. Methodical and organized, you bring much needed sanity in your life.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: A binder, a gym membership, a new gadget that he does not own, a watch, a travelling bag, laptop covers etc.

Gift ideas for sisters: Footwear like a good pair of heels, chocolate assortments, make-up kits and products, or flowers.

  1. Libra

You love good pampering. You have eyes for all things beautiful and aesthetic. You are extremely social, charming and fair minded. You adore versatility. You are family oriented and have core traditional value systems. You are super chill to be around and deeply care for societal and environmental issues. You love peace and harmony.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: Aromatic candles and bath accessories, a music system or speakers, designer pair of shoes, a fine bottle of wine, box of gourmet chocolate, coupons to your favourite restaurant.

Gift ideas for sisters: Travel accessories, tickets to an art event, coupons for dine-ins, Chocolates and flowers or a magazine/OTT subscription

  1. Scorpio

Mysterious yet charming, you are a hit among all your friends. You have that typical brooding nature, which makes you quite irresistible. You are sharp, passionate, and fearless. You are ambitious, intense, and enjoy your freedom and independence. You are adventurous in our own way. Confident and often complex, you love challenges. You are also very conscious about your looks.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: Spunky sunglasses, designer clothes, a luxurious branded perfume, limited edition shoes, or a bottle of fine whiskey.

Gift ideas for sisters: Money or cash, coupons for spa/restaurants or a few vouchers of her favorite brands.

  1. Sagittarius

You are constantly on the move. You are open, honest, and meticulous. You are the perfect blend of emotional maturity and are fun loving. You are jovial and free-spirited. You love learning new skills and gaining knowledge. You are too drawn to intellectual pursuits and love reading philosophy and history. You love animals.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: New camera, hiking shoes, gym equipment, a gateway to an adventurous destination, an exciting book, branded backpack or purse or even a cute little cuddly pet.

Gift ideas for sisters: Flight tickets to an exotic location, travel vouchers, adventure or sports gear or food hampers.

  1. Capricorn

You are ambitious, competitive and seriously lack a work life balance. You are so busy making your career that you often forget to enjoy life alongside as well. You are very practical, logical and business-like. You care deeply about you and your family, but often forget to show your emotions. Being an earth sign, you are grounded and very caring and have a natural flair for leadership roles.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: A short vacation, a dinner at your cozy favourite restaurant, a watch or iPad, latest video game, a fine bottle of expensive liquor, an expensive scarf or sweater etc.

Gift ideas for sisters: Personalized daily planner, tech accessories, a business card holder, Life insurance or health insurance or you could gift her something related to her career or goals or job-related.

  1. Aquarius

You are extroverted, fun to be with and eccentric to say the least. You always have a jolly good time with your friends and siblings. You make others laugh and get you hooked on sci-fi stuff. You are interesting and always enriching yourself with new quirky information. You are creative and innovative. You are gracious and patient. You are quite a revolutionary in your ideas and are passionate about changing the world for the better. You are a game changer and fearless.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: Gadgets – fancy and latest, gaming console, limited edition DVD collection of Sci-fi movies, a food processor or coffee maker, DIY kits, digital watch etc.

Gift ideas for sisters: Gadgets, handbags, personalized lamps, or beautiful plants.

  1. Pisces

You are a gem of a person. You are caring, nurturing, and sensitive. You are extremely talented and creative. You are quite sophisticated in your choices and have a good taste in everything. You are extremely artistic, musical and the most adaptable among all the zodiacs. You love your dreamy vision and have an aptitude for imagination. You work towards your goal with a zeal and passion and are very compassionate.

Gift Ideas for Brothers: A musical instrument of your choice, a paint board and brushes, grooming kit, bath salts and assorted bath products, kitchen electronics, a perfume and designer laptop bag.

Gift ideas for sisters: Luxury and expensive gifts like expensive watches, special spa treatment, signature bracelet, statement art or home décor.

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