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Why Celebrate Rakshabandhan??

Updated: Jan 24, 2022




In India we celebrate a lot of festivals. But do you one common speciality of these festivals?

Every festival is celebrated for a reason. Yes there is a story , a strong reason, why we celebrate any festival.

Same is with Rakshabandhan!




Celebrated on the full-moon day of the Hindu month of Sravana (July/August), this festival celebrates the love of a brother for his sister. On this day, sisters tie rakhi on the wrists of their brothers to protect them against evil influences, and pray for their long life and happiness.


Celebrated on the full-moon day of the Hindu month of Sravana (July/August), this festival celebrates the love of a brother for his sister. On this day, sisters tie rakhi on the wrists of their brothers to protect them against evil influences, and pray for their long life and happiness.



The history of Rakshabandhan dates back to Hindu mythology. As per Hindu mythology, in Mahabharata, the great Indian epic, Draupadi, wife of the Pandavas had torn the corner of her sari to prevent Lord Krishna's wrist from bleeding (he had inadvertently hurt himself).



In return, Krishna promised to help her out when required. That is the story behind the help Krishna provides during the unceremonious disrobing of Draupadi, Krishna came and made her saree never ending, saving her the embarrassment by giving her protection when she needed it the most.


From that day, the custom of Rakshabandhan started and girls/ ladies started tied the sacred thread Rakhi on the wrist of their brothers in return of the promise of protection of her when needed.



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