- This time Rakshabandhan will be celebrated on 11th August 2022.
- Rakhi festival is held on Shukla Purnima of Sawan month.
Raksha Bandhan 2022, Raksha Bandhan The festival is a day of sacred relationship between brothers and sisters. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of Shukla Paksha of Sawan month. This year Raksha Bandhan is on Thursday, August 11. On this day sisters will tie a thread of protection in their brother’s hand and brothers will promise to protect them. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is a symbol of the undying love of brothers and sisters. The full moon of Shravan month is also known as Shravan Poornima or Kajari Poonam. Why is the festival of Rakshabandhan celebrated? There are many popular stories about this. Today we are going to tell you about some such stories.
raksha bandhan stories
Rakshabandhan festival has special significance in Indian culture. On this day sisters tie rakhi in the hands of their brothers and brothers promise to protect their sister. Various mythological things have been told about Raksha Bandhan in religious texts. Let us know how it started and who is associated with it?
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Krishna and Draupadi
In Tretayuga, before the Mahabharata war, Shri Krishna had raised the Sudarshan Chakra against King Shishupala, during which his hand was injured and bleeding started, then Draupadi tore a piece of her sari and tied it on his hand, in return Shri Krishna gave Draupadi every Promised to save you from danger. Krishna had protected Draupadi by tying this raga at the time of Raga Haran, hence the festival of Rakshabandhan is celebrated.
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Rakhi of Indra and Indrani
It is believed that once there was a war between asuras and gods in which demonic powers dominated. His victory in the war was certainly considered. Indra’s wife Indrani started worrying about her husband and Indra, the king of the gods. So through worship he made a powerful protective thread and tied it on Indra’s wrist. It is said that after this the gods won the war and from that day onwards Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the day of Sawan Purnima. However, this is the only instance in which the wife tied her husband in a rakhi. But later in the Vedic period this change came and the festival turned into a brother-sister relationship.
Queen Karnavati and Emperor Humayun
Queen Karnavati of Chittor sent a rakhi to Emperor Humayun to protect her kingdom from the invasion of Sultan Bahadur Shah of Gujarat and requested him to protect her. Humayun also accepted their Rakhi and left for Chittor with his soldiers to protect them all. However, before Humayun could reach Chittor, Rani Karnavati committed suicide.
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Goddess Lakshmi and King Bali
According to religious legends, when King Bali performed the Ashwamedha Yagya, Lord Vishnu took the form of a dwarf and asked King Bali to donate three feet of land. The king agreed to give three steps of land. As soon as the king said yes, Lord Vishnu increased in size and measured the whole earth in three steps and gave half to King Bali. King Bali then asked Lord Vishnu for a boon that whenever I see God, I see only you. Every moment I wake up, I just want to see you. The Lord gave this boon to King Bali and started living with the king.
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Mata Lakshmi became worried as Lord Vishnu lived with the king and narrated the whole story to Naradji. Then Naradji told Mata Lakshmi that you should ask about Lord Vishnu by making King Bali your brother. Mother Lakshmi went to King Bali crying after listening to Naradji, then King Bali asked Mata Lakshmi why she was crying. Mother said that she has no brother. King Bali listened to his mother and said that from today I am your brother. Then Mata Lakshmi tied a rakhi to King Bali and took a promise to free her husband Lord Vishnu. It is believed that since then this holy festival of brothers and sisters is celebrated.
(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author. India TV does not confirm its veracity.)
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