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Top 5 Stories Behind Raksha Bandhan


Category: Religious | Posted :Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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Top 5 Stories Behind Raksha Bandhan

 

Best Stories Behind Raksha Bandhan

 

 
Raksha Bandhan is primarily celebrated in India and major parts of Nepal. It is also celebrated by Hindus in many parts of the world.
 
The scriptures, epics of Hinduism is peppered with stories of Rakhi and Raksha Bandhan. Some of this include:
 
The story of Lord Krishna & DraupadiDraupadiDraupadi
Draupadi (Wife of Five Pandavas), also known as Krishna, because of her dark complexion, is the daughter of Drupada...
is most popular behind Raksha Bandhan. King Shishupal was killed by Lord Krishna in order to protect people against all evils. Shishupal was hurt during the fight and had been noticed by Draupadi and she rips up a piece from her saree and tied it round his wrist which would stop bleeding. By seeing the affection, Lord Krishna was overwhelmed and declared his sisterly affection towards Draupadi. In return, Krishna promised to help Draupadi whenever she needed in the future. Then some years later, when the Pandavas lost Draupadi at chess, the Kauravas They were the descendants of Kuru. Duryodhana was considered the most important Kaurava. They were hundred in number and had only one sister named Dushala. They were parented by Gandhari and Dhritarashtra. They fought against the Pandavas in the war of Mahabharata. They also didn’t want the Pandavas to rule and thus also sent them into exile. were removing her saree. But it was Krishna who kept her saree elongated so that they could not remove it.
 

Yama & Yamuna

Goddess Yamuna was the sister of Lord YamaYamaYama
Also known as Yamaraja, Yama is the controller of the hell (Naraka)...
, the God of death. On every “Shravan Purnima”, Yamuna used to tie a holy thread Rakhi to Lord Yama. Since then, it has become a culture or tradition for sisters to tie Rakhi to their brothers on this holy day. In return, the brothers present blessings on their sisters and promise to protect them all the problems and difficulties that they might ever face.
 

The Great Alexander & King Puru

This is the oldest story behind Rakhi around 300 BC back. During his first attempt to conquer India, King Alexander was shaken by the mighty King Puru. Seeing this, the wife of Alexander was disturbed and she approached King Puru during Rakhi. King Puru accepted her as his sister and stop from attacking Alexander when he got the opportunity. 
 

Rani Karnavati and Emperor Humayun

Another old story of Rakhi goes back to the outdated times when Rajputs were fighting with the Muslims. Rakhi was a very important festival then and it shows the bonding relation of protecting sisters. When Rani Karnavati realized that in the way could she defend herself from the invasion of Bahadur Shah, she sent a rakhi to Humayun. The Emperor was so happy with the signal that he taking his battalion away from her kingdom.
 

King Bali & Goddess Lakshmi

King Bali was a great devotee of Lord VishnuVishnuVishnu
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,..
and therefore, later he took responsibility of protecting his kingdom. So, He left his own place, Vaikuntam to protect Mahabali’s kingdom. However, Vishnu’s wife Goddess LakshmiLakshmiLakshmi
Lakshmi is a Hindu goddess who is regarded as the ultimate deity of wealth...
felt very lonely and sad. she did not have the company of her Lord. Being a Brahmin The conventional Hindu caste system divided society into four sects and Brahmin was known as the learned class who gained the knowledge of sacred texts written on Hinduismwoman, she went to Bali and tied rakhi on his wrist on Shravan Purnima. Goddess Lakshmi revealed her true identity and purpose of her visit. He was touched by this and requested Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi to visit Vaikuntam. Since this day it becomes tradition, all brothers invite their sisters over to tie rakhi. 
 
 

 

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