Happy Raksha Bandhan 2019: The entire history of this beautiful festival

This year, Rakshabandhan falls on August 15th. The origin of the day, however, is not known precisely
Happy Raksha Bandhan 2019: The entire history of this beautiful festival Happy Raksha Bandhan 2019: The entire history of this beautiful festival
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There’s no bond as beautiful as that of a brother and sister. They are each other’s first best friend. They grow together. They fight, hit, get violent with one another, but you keep them away for a day and they start missing each other terribly. There can never be a replacement to the sacred bond of a brother and sister where they mean the world to each other. 

 

We often see the elder sister being extremely protective of her baby brother and the brother always looking for his sister dearest through everything. Raksha Bandhan is made all the more exciting with the siblings gifting each other cute presents and praying for success and good health for each other. 

 

As per the traditions, the sister tie a sacred thread around her brother’s wrist. The thread is symbolic of her love for him and the brother in return vows to protect her. This year, Rakshabandhan falls on August 15th. The origin of the day, however, is not known precisely. The festival is celebrated all across the country, especially in the North and also in Nepal with utmost enthusiasm. 

 

 

Like we mentioned, the exact origin of the day is not known. But according to one of the mythologies, the story revolves around King Bali and Goddess Lakshmi. It is said and believed that King Bali confined Vishnu after defeating him thrice. Goddess Lakshmi ties a thread on King Bali’s wrist and requests him to respect this faith by returning to her husband. King Bali is left with no choice and he returns Lord Vishnu. 

 

Another mythological tale talks about how Lord Krishna accidentally cut his finger while flying a kite. When Draupadi saw that, she ran and tore a piece from her saree and tied it on his finger. Seeing this Lord Krishna promised to protect her from all the evil.  As it is already known, he protected her from the evils of the Kauravas. 

 

 

The day over the years has evolved into solidifying the friendship and bond between communities, people from different castes and religions and different walks of life. Nowadays in a new spin of events we see even brothers tying rakhis on their sisters hand and it definitely is a very moving gesture. 

 

Here’s wishing everyone a very happy, fruitful and flourishing Raksha Bandhan! 

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