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Raksha Bandhan and related legends

Raksha Bandhan and related legends

Raksha Bandhan and related legends

Raksha Bandhan is falling on August 11, 2022, and all the sisters' faces show a glimpse of the joy and happiness that they share at this festival. This brother and sister relationship is something that cannot be described in words. Perhaps it is the most beautiful and pious relationship. This relationship is so sacred that it is respected across the globe. The unique and special bond between brother and sister makes this festival different from others. The unconditional promise that every brother makes to protect his sister from every odd situation is something very emotional, and that is why this festival holds so much love and warmth. Raksha Bandhan celebrations call for rakhis, sweets, hampers, and gift baskets. From, choose the best of the Rakhi and Rakhi gift hampers for brothers. Explore a variety of Rakhi gift baskets for brothers to find the perfect way to express your feelings.

Raksha Bandhan is a unique Hindu festival which is celebrated not only in India but also in other countries as a symbol of brotherly love. Raksha Bandhan, is celebrated on the full moon day of Shravan month. The festival of Raksha Bandhan consists of two words, "Raksha" and "Bandhan". According to the Sanskrit language, Raksha Bandhan means "a bond that provides protection". "Raksha" means protection or defense, and "Bandhan" means a protective knot. And the sister ties a rakhi on the wrist of her brother and takes a promise to protect her.

There are so many legends connected with Raksha Bandhan. The festival of Rakhi is celebrated all over India with great joy and gaiety. According to the age-old tradition, before tying the rakhi to the brother, the sister ties a Rakhi to a basil and neem tree to protect nature, which is also known as Vriksha-Rakshabandhan.

Emperor Alexander and Emperor Puru:

The oldest story of the Rakhi festival happened in 300 BC. At that time, when Alexander came here with his entire army to conquer India.At that time, Emperor Puru was very dominant in India. While Alexander had never lost to anyone, he had a lot of trouble fighting the army of Emperor Puru. When Alexander's wife came to know about Raksha Bandhan, she sent a rakhi to SamratPuru so that he would not kill Alexander. Puru also accepted his sister's advice and did not attack Alexander.

 Rani Karnavati and Emperor Humayun:

The story of Rani Karnavati and Emperor Humayun has a different significance. This is about the time when Rajputs had to fight alongside Muslim kings to save their kingdom. Rakhi was also popular at that time, in which a brother protects his sister. At that time, the queen of Chittor used to be Karnavati. She was a widow queen. And in this way Sultan BahadurSah of Gujarat attacked him. The queen was powerless to save her kingdom in such a situation. On this, she sent a Rakhi to Emperor Humayun to protect her. And Humayun also sent a detachment of his army to Chittor to protect his sister. Due to which,Bahadur Shah's army had to retreat.

It is so amazing to know the power and significance that this festival holds. Now a days there are ample of options when it comes to Rakhi’s or hampers for Rakhi. Feel free to check out for more gifts for this Raksha-Bandhan.

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