Raksha Bandhan History Importance and Why It Is Celebrated
Raksha Bandhan is a festival of sister and brothers, every sister waits for this day to tie rakhi on her brother's wrist.
This festival is celebrated on the full moon day of Shravan month. There are stories behind celebrating this festival. If we look at its beginning, it is not a festival of brotherhood, but a Raksha Bandhan of victory. According to the Bhavishya Purana, the story we get is as follows.
After a long time, there was a war between the gods and the Asuras. War continued for 12 years and finally, the Asuras conquered the gods and conquered the three worlds including the throne of Devraj Indra. Indra then approached the planet Jupiter, the guru of the gods, and sought advice. Brihaspati asked him to do defense legislation with chanting. Guru Brihaspati started the Raksha Vidhan Sanskar on the full moon day of Shravan month. Indra & Indrani did this Raksha Vidhan with chanting. After the puja, Devraj Indra's wife Shachi, also known as Indrani, Tied this Raksha on the right hand of Devraj Indra. It was through this power that Devraj succeeded in defeating Indra asuras and regaining his lost kingdom.
Draupadi is also believed to have tied Rakhi to Lord Krishna. It's also said the festival gained popularity after Chittor's widowed queen Rani Karnavati sent a Rakhi to Mughal emperor Humayun when she needed his help.
Presently this festival has become synonymous with love of sister and brother, it can be said that this is a festival to deepen the sacred relationship of brother and sister. On the one hand, while the sister gives a promise to fulfill her obligation towards the brother and sister, on the other hand, the sister also fasts for the brother's long life. On this day, the Rakhi sister who binds on the wrist of the brother is not just a thread or thread of silk, but she also has the power of the sister-brother's unbreakable and sacred bond of love and protection, such that the thread is seen in that ordinary thread.