Rakha Bandhan 2018 LIVE updates: The festival to mark the relationship between a brother and sister, Rakhi will be celebrated across the country on August 26, 2018, i.e tomorrow (Sunday). This year, the best time to tie Rakhi to your brother will be in the afternoon which is also known as  Aparahan muhurat. Raksha Bandhan thread ceremony 2018 will begin at 5:59 am and will continue till 05:25 pm It’s a festival which symbolises the faith of goodwill between a brother and sister. On this festival, a sister ties a rakhi on her brother’s hand and pray for his wealthy and healthy life. In return, a brother also wishes for her sister’s good life and gifts them goodies like dresses, chocolates, and other gift items. Rakhi is one of the most auspicious festivals which is celebrated in the Hindu community region. During the festival, either a sister visits her brother’s place vice-versa to celebrate the festival.

Rakhsha Bandhan 2018 LIVE updates:

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8:36 pm | Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar also shared a sweet video of him with his sister while celebrating the Rakhi.  

7:11 pm | Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli recently shared a picture from his childhood on the occasion of Rakhi. The Indian skipper is looking too cute in the picture. Take a look: 

6:00 pm | Bollywood celebrities are also busy celebrating the Raksha Bandhan 2018 with their sibling. Recently, Bollywood celebrities including Sonam Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Aditi Rao Haydri and Zoya Akhtar. 

2:45 pm | Raksha Bandhan literally means the bond of protection. 

2:30 pm | On Raksha Bandhan, sisters of all ages tie a talisman, or amulet, called the rakhi, around the wrists of their brothers.

2:15 pm | Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda shared a picture of his sisters on his Twitter on the eve of Raksha Bandhan. 

2:00 pm | Sharmistha Mukherjee, daughter of former president Pranab Mukherjee, greeted Indians on the eve of Raksha Bandhan. 

1:45 pm | Raksha Bandhan is an ancient festival of the Indian subcontinent, and its history dates back thousands of years.

1:30 pm | Raksha Bandhan is observed on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shraavana, which typically falls in August.

1:15 pm | Actor Sunny Deol shared a video on his Twitter handle on the eve of Raksha Bandhan. 

12:53 pm | Indian cricketer Ajinkya Rahane, who is currently in England for Test series, tweeted a picture of himself with his sister. 

11:00 am | Congress president Rahul Gandhi greeted every Indian on the eve of Raksha Bandhan.

9:00 am | Uttar Pradesh policemen celebrated Raksha Bandhan in police stations. The girls of their area to the PS tied tie Rakhithe to entire staff as directed by the DGP. 

8:10 am | Popular sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik wishes everyone Happy Rakha Bandhan with a message of saving our environment. 

7:33 am | President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival. 

6:00 am | Markets are flooded with glittering rakhis, gifts and goodie-bags as India celebrates the festival of Raksha Bandhan today. 

1:15 am Time for Raksha Bandhan thread ceremony 2018 will begin at 5:59 am and will continue till 05:25 pm. However, the best time to tie Rakhi on August 26 will be in the afternoon.

1:00 am At many places, special programmes are organised to celebrate the auspicious festival of Rakhi. Brothers and sisters which are the soul of this festival party together and enjoy the occasion. 

12:30 am Special buses, Metro trains services are availed for women on the Raksha Bandhan so that they travel easily and celebrate the festival.

12:00 am Several special schemes are offered to women on Raksha Bandhan in order to woo more customers and by offering them heavy discounts on various items.

11:30 pm President, Prime Minister and other senior leaders also celebrate Raksha Bandhan by allowing school students, women to tie them Rakhi on this auspicious day. 

11:00 pm Though it’s a pan-India festival but in north India states, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated with more enthusiasm and upbeat spirit.

10:49 pm The festival is also known as Rakhi Purnima. Breaking the meaning of Raksha Bandhan which is a Sanskrit word, Raksha signifies the protection, care and Bandhan means the eternal bond between a brother and a sister.

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10:27 pm The most auspicious time to tie Rakhi will fall during the Aparahan muhurat, means late in the afternoon.

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