WHEN IS RAKSHA BANDHAN 2018 ? STORY BEHIND THE FESTIVAL

Raksha Bandhan in 2018 is on Sunday, the 26th of August (26/8/2018).

Raksha Bandhan is commended in Shravana month amid full moon day or Purnima day.

The name Raksha Bandhan signifies “the obligation of insurance”. The celebration (otherwise called Rakhi) praises the connection amongst siblings and sisters. Amid the celebration, sisters tie a rakhi (a blessed string) around their siblings? wrists. The sibling consequently pledges to care for his sister, and offers her a blessing.

The best time to tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan is amid Aparahna, which is late evening as indicated by Hindu division of the day. On the off chance that Aparahna time isn’t accessible then Pradosh time is likewise appropriate to play out the Raksha Bandhan ceremonies.

Everyone loves a good story and when it is about a festival it’s even better, isn’t it? So here they are — stories of Raksha Bandhan from history and mythology so you can tell your kids about why we celebrate this festival.

WHEN IS RAKSHA BANDHAN 2018 ? STORY BEHIND THE FESTIVAL

 

Krishna and Draupadi

Perhaps the most popular of the rakhi stories in our mythology is that of Lord Krishna and Draupadi — the wife of the five Pandavas.

An incident in their lives finds a mention amongst the various stories of the Mahabharata.

According to one version on a Sankranti day, Krishna managed to cut his little finger while handling sugarcane. Rukmini, his queen immediately sent her help to get a bandage cloth while Sathyabama, his other consort rushed to bring some cloth herself.

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Draupadi who was watching all of this rather simply tore off a part of her sari and bandaged his finger.

In return for this deed, Krishna promised to protect her in time of distress.

The word he is said to have uttered is ‘Akshyam’ which was a boon: ‘May it be unending’.

And that was how Draupadi’s sari became endless and saved her embarrassment on the day she was disrobed in full public view in king Dritarashtra’s court.

 

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