Raksha Bandhan 2021: Raksha Bandhan on 22nd August, know how the tradition of tying Rakhi started on this day! - Newztezz Online


Friday, August 6, 2021

Raksha Bandhan 2021: Raksha Bandhan on 22nd August, know how the tradition of tying Rakhi started on this day!

The holy month of Sawan is going on. 
The festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated every year on the full moon date of this month. On this day all the sisters tie rakhi on the wrists of their brothers and take a promise from them to protect themselves and to be with them in happiness and sorrow throughout their life and pray for the brother's long life. Due to this festival of Rakhi being on the full moon, it is also called Rakhi Purnima in some places. This time Raksha Bandhan is on 22nd August. On this occasion, let us tell you how the tradition of tying Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan started.

There are many stories about the tradition of tying Rakhi. There is a religious belief that Yamraj's sister Yamuna tied a rakhi on her brother's wrist on the day of Shravan Purnima. In return, Yamraj gave the boon of immortality to Yamuna. That is why every year on the full moon day of Shravan month, sister ties Rakhi to her brother and in return brother gives her some gifts.

Story of Shri Krishna and Draupadi

A story of Rakshabandhan is associated with Lord Krishna in Dwapara Yuga. According to the legend, when Lord Krishna turned his wheel to kill Shishupala, his hand was injured and bleeding. Then Draupadi tore a piece from her sari and tied it on his hand, due to which the blood stopped coming from Shri Krishna's hand. Since then Lord Krishna accepted Draupadi as his sister and promised to always protect her.

Humayun's story is also popular

According to another belief, the story of Humayun is also popular regarding Raksha Bandhan. Thousands of years ago, when there was a struggle between Rajputs and Muslims, Chittor was attacked by Sultan Bahadur Shah of Gujarat. At that time, Rani Karnavati, the widow of Rana Sanga, had sought Humayun's help from Sultan Bahadur Shah of Gujarat for the security of himself and his kingdom and sent him a thread. At that time Humayun had accepted Karnavati as his sister and tied the thread on the wrist and left with his army to protect Karnavati and her kingdom.

But by the time Humayun reached Chittor, it was too late. Rani Karnavati had taken Jauhar and Sultan Bahadur Shah captured Chittor. This made Humayun very angry and he attacked Chittor. After this there was a war between Bahadur Shah and Humayun in which Humayun defeated Bahadur Shah and took back the throne of Chittor and handed it over to the son of Karnavati. Since then, the thread tied on the wrist started being tied as a Rakshasutra and the tradition of tying Rakhi on the day of Rakshabandhan started.

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