Raksha Bandhan, a cherished Hindu festival, holds fascinating traditions and Stories. This annual celebration of sibling love and protection is marked by Sisters tying colourful Rakhis on their brothers’ wrists. Apart from its emotional Significance, there are intriguing historical tales like Queen Karnavati’s Rakhi to Emperor Humayun. Alongside the customary rituals, Raksha Bandhan Showcases the heart-warming bond between siblings and resonates with cultural Depth, making it a truly special occasion.
Rakhi Mahotsav was started by Rabindranath Tagore
You know him for the national anthem, as a poet, as a noble prize winner and as
A story writer but do you know that Rabindranath Tagore started this Mahotsav? Way back in 1905 during the Partition of Bengal, this Nobel Laureate started Raksha Bandhan for the purpose of strengthening bond between Hindu and Muslims. This way, Hindus and Muslims got united to fight against the Britishers.
Droupadi once tied rakhi on lord Krishna wrist
Though the tradition of rakhi in India was started by Rabindra Nath Tagore but
Hindu epics says that it started way back. In the Mahabharata, Droupadi tied a Rakhi on Lord Krishna’s wrist. This gesture symbolized their strong bond and his promise to protect her. Despite not being biological siblings, their connection mirrors the essence of Raksha Bandhan, emphasizing the significance of love and care beyond blood ties.
Rakhi is celebrated in Sri Lanka, UAE, MAURITIUS & NEPAL
Rakhi Mahotsava is not confined to India! Many people believe that it is only Hindus and Indians that celebrate it. But, this is not so. Indeed, a well-known Mughal emperor Humayun defeated Bahudar Shah for his Rakhi Promise from Rani Karnavati. Chittor’s queen Rani Karnavati sent Rakhi to Humayun on Getting attacked by Bahudar Shah who was the then King of Gujarat. Though Humayun could not save Karnavati but he kept his promise by defeating Bahadur Shah Zafar. Not only Muslims but Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs all Celebrate this pious festival.
Wife of Indra tied rakhi on his wrist
You get furious about the idea of your crush tying Rakhi to your hands? Worry not! Hindu mythology says that a wife had tied Rakhi to his husband. When Indra decided to go for a war himself to protect Earth his wife got concerned about his safety and tied Rakhi “an amulet” on his wrist. Indra won the war and that amulet tied by his wife came to known as Raksha Sutra.
God of Rain and God of Sea are worship on this day
On Raksha Bandhan, along with celebrating sibling love, certain regions in India worship the gods of rain (Indra) and the sea. This practice reflects the Agrarian culture’s reliance on these deities for a prosperous harvest. It adds a Spiritual dimension to the festival’s significance, honoring natural forces vital For livelihoods.