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Once upon a time there was a brother and a sister…

Once upon a time there was a brother and a sister

August 3rd, 2020

Did you know that the Indian mythology is replete with brother and sister stories? Some of them are quite well-known, while others not so much.

So, this Raksha Bandhan, here’s looking back at some of the most famous, and some not so well-known brother sister duos from Indian mythology:


Kansa and Devaki

This is a well-known brother sister duo. Devaki was Krishna’s birth mother and hence Kansa was his uncle.

Once upon a time there was a brother and a sister

Yamuna and Yamraj

Did you know that the God of Death and Yamuna are actually siblings and they started the tradition of Raksha Bandhan!

Once upon a time there was a brother and a sister

Subhadra and Krishna

Subhadra was Krishna’s sister and she was married to Arjuna.

Once upon a time there was a brother and a sister

Parvati and Vishnu

Parvati, who was actually Sati reborn, was adopted as his sister by Vishnu.

Once upon a time there was a brother and a sister

Krishna and Draupadi

While many accounts suggest that they were close friends, there are instances in the Mahabharata that suggest that Draupadi was Krishna’s adopted sister!

Once upon a time there was a brother and a sister

Interesting isn’t it? Have a Happy Raksha Bandhan, y’all!