Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan

Today is Raksha Bandhan, the festival that celebrates brother-sister love.

The following text is borrowed from today’s Times of India:

Legend has it that when Krishna was injured with a cut on his hand, Draupadi, the Pandavas’ wife, dressed his wound by wrapping a strip of her sari around it. Krishna, touched by her concern for his well-being, swore to repay the debt by protecting her.
Over the years, the spirit of rakhi spread with other stories further emphasizing the importance of the bond. By tying a rakhi, a sister promises to pray for her brother’s well-being and he, in return, promises to protect her.

More stories from the legends, regarding Rakhi can be found in this site.
Picture of Rakhi (above) saved from the Internet.

By |2018-12-10T15:51:32+00:00August 5th, 2009|Festival, Tales from the Epics|1 Comment

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  1. Carmi August 6, 2009 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    There's so much goodness wrapped up in this story. Favors, protection, caring…the world would be a happier place if more people chose to heed these important lessons.

    I'm so happy you chose to share this today!

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