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Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is observed on August 19 this year, and we’re here to show you how you can enjoy this celebration. Did you know that the festival of Raksha Bandhan can be found mentioned in texts that are 6,000 years old? It is a Hindu festival that celebrates the bond between a brother a sister.

Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan

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Aug 19, 2024, 12:00 AM

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About the event

There are many stories revolving around the origin of Raksha Bandhan. One account tells that Raksha Bandhan might have started during the time of the “Mahabharata,” an epic poem and one of the two major events in Hindu mythology. The story dates back to an incident when Krishna cut his finger and Draupadi helped him.

Draupadi cut a piece of cloth from her saree and tied it around the wound to prevent further bleeding. After this act of sisterly love, Krishna pledged to protect her as a brother. The cloth later became a thread and a symbol of the bond between a brother and a sister.

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