Rakhi – The Thread Which Binds Love

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The festival of Rakhi is soon approaching. It is an everlasting bond between a brother and sister which is one of the most popular celebrations in every Indian home. It is celebrated every year on ‘Shravan Purnima’ (Full Moon Day of the Hindu month of Shravan), which generally falls in the month of August. It is symbolised by sisters tying the sacred thread ‘Rakhi’ on their brother’s wrist and brothers promising protection for a lifetime against all odds which again fortifies the bond between them.

There are different versions of evidence in history which glorifies this festival.

  • The ancient one when Indrani tied a thread around her husband Lord Indra’s wrist given to her by Lord Vishnu to protect him from demons during the war between the gods and demons.
  • The promise of protection by Lord Krishna when he cut his finger and was bleeding profusely. Seeing this, Draupadi tore…

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