Raksha Bandhan, often spelled Rakshabandhan, is a popular Hindu annual rite or ceremonial that is the centrepiece of a festival of the same name held in South Asia and among Hindus around the world. Sisters of various ages tie a talisman, or amulet, called the rakhi, around their brothers' wrists on this day, symbolically safeguarding them, getting a gift in return, and historically investing the brothers with a share of the burden of their potential care.
On the eve of Raksha bandhan, let us discover some amazing facts that might lighten up your rakhi this year.
Draupadi Tied Rakhi To Lord Krishna
Lord Krishna wounds his hand accidently while flying a kite. She tore a piece of material from her saree and tied it around his wrist as soon as she saw blood. Draupadi's love and care moved Lord Krishna, who promised to protect her eternally. After that, Lord Krishna protected Draupadi during her Cheer Haran.
Rabindranath unites Hindu Muslim in Rakhi
During the freedom movement, Rabindranath Tagore, a well-known poet and freedom fighter, proposed the Rakhi ritual to enhance the relationship between Hindus and Muslims. Even today, the celebration transcends the country's religious divide.
It is observed on the day of Shravan Purnima, which falls around August and is a full moon day.
Chittor's Rani Karnavati had given Humayun a Rakhi to ask for protection for her country. The Sultan of Gujarat, Bahadur Shah, attacked the Kingdom. Humayun arrived late and was unable to save Queen Karnavati. However, Humayun kept his word by defeating Bahadur Shah Zafar and handing over the country to her son.
We wish you a very happy and fortunate Raksha Bandhan.