Friday, 2 August 2019

What is Raksha Bandhan, Why do we celebrate Rakhi Festival


About Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) :

The bonding between Brothers and Sisters is very much sacred. In different parts of the world, this relation is pure and pious. However, In India, the bonding between siblings is strong. It is celebrated as a festival called "Raksha Bandhan" or "Rakhi" in India.

It is a unique festival celebrated in India and different parts of Nepal to show the love between brothers and sisters. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the Full Moon Day of Hindu's Luni - Solar Calendar in the month of Shravana typically falls in August.

   
Meaning Of Raksha Bandhan : 
This Festival is made up of two words - "Raksha" and "Bandhan". This means - a tie or knot of protection, where Raksha stands for Protection and Bandhan stands for A Knot.
Togetherly this festival stands for a knot which is tied on the hand of a brother for his security. On this day Sisters pray for the protection of their brothers.
It is celebrated among cousins, siblings etc.

Origin Of Raksha Bandhan :

The Festival of Raksha Bandhan is known to be originated from India country that is described below :

Indra Dev and Sachi - according to the ancient story of Bhavishya Puran, Once there was a fierce battle between Lord Indra, the deity of sky and Raines. He was fighting the battle from the side of God's, and He was having a tough resistance from the ruthless Demon King, Bali.
The war continued for a long time and did not come to an end. After seeing all these Lord Indra's wife, Sachi went to Lord Vishnu who gave her holy thread. Sachi tied the ribbon around the wrist of Indra, her husband. So in this way, Lord Indra ultimately defeated the demon, Bali and recovered Amaravati. It is the famous ancient legend behind Raksha Bandhan in Hindu mythology.


Krishna And Draupadi - According to Mahabharata, Draupadi, wife of Pandavas, tied holy thread around the wrist of Lord Krishna, whereas Kunti tied Rakhi to the grandson Abhimanyu before the disastrous war.

 Santoshi Maa - According to Hindu mythology, it is said that Lord Ganesha has two sons - Subh and Labh. According to Legends, both of them were frustrated because they had no sister. They asked for a sister from their father, Lord Ganesha.
Then Lord Ganesha finally oblige to their sisters on the intervention of Saint Narada. This is how Lord Ganesha created Santoshi Maa from Divine Flame, and two sons of Lord Ganesha Got their sister for the occasion of rakhi.

Importance Of Rakhi :

The festival of Rakshabandhan is understood as a symbol of duty between siblings. This occasion is meant to celebrate the pious relation between brother and sister. Rakhi strengths the bond of love between siblings.
Raksha Bandhan is a famous festival of Hindus, Jains etc.
From StoryPulse, We wish you a very Happy Raksha Bandhan :) 
 

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