01/5Find out some lesser known facts about Raksha Bandhan

Find out some lesser known facts about Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan celebrates the love and relationships between brothers and sisters.

It is celebrated on the full moon day during the Hindu month of Shravan. The main custom of Raksha Bandhan is the giving of a bracelet of woven threads called a rakhi. The rakhi is traditionally given to a brother from his sister. It represents the sister's promise to pray for her brother and the brother's vow to protect his sister. But have you everwondered how it started? There are many stories. Ahead are some theories.


02/5According to Hindu mythology

According to Hindu mythology
According to Hindu mythology, Indrani, the wife of Lord Indra tied a thread around his wrist when he was going to fight with the demons. Further, the significance of the relationship changed and the thread was tied by sister to her brother’s wrist.readmore

03/5Goddess Laxmi, Lord Vishnu and Bali

Goddess Laxmi, Lord Vishnu and Bali

It is believed that Lord Vishnu granted a boon to demon King Bali that he would stay at his palace, but Goddess Lakshmi did not want to do so. She tied a rakhi to Bali and asked that he should allow Lord Vishnu to leave, in return.


04/5Lord Krishna and Draupadi

Lord Krishna and Draupadi

Another legend about Raksha Bandhan is that once Lord Krishna cut his hand while flying a kite. Draupadi immediately tore a piece of cloth from her saree and ties it on his hand. In return, Lord Krishna promised to protect Draupadi and he did so during her Cheer Haran.


05/5Rani of Chittor

Rani of Chittor

It is said that Rani Karnavati of Chittor sent a rakhi to Emperor Humayun seeking protection for her kingdom as it was attacked by the Sultan of Gujarat, Bahadur Shah. Humayun embarked to help her but reached too late. Though the Queen died by performing Johar, Humayun defeated Bahadur Shah and gave the kingdom to her son.