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Raksha Bandhan: Akshay Kumar Gave Sister Alka The 'Greatest Gift' - Years Ago

Akshay Kumar and his sister Alka Bhatia made Raksha Bandhan special for the actor's fans two years in a row. Last year, they put together a hilarious video highlighting the funny aspect of a brother-sister relationship while on Rakhi 2017 Alka talked about an important life lesson Akshay gave her even before he became Akshay Kumar from Rajiv Bhatia. On Raksha Bandhan 2017, Alka Bhatia talked about how her brother 'Raju' annoyed her when they were young and this story (told in a video titled Direct Dil Se) is bound to bring a smile to your face. "Mummy-Daddy would insist that if I had to stay out late or attend a late night party then I'd have to ask Raju to accompany me. He would never go with me and always say, 'You have to take care of your own safety.' And I would be like, 'Why?'" Alka added that after their father died Akshay quietly took over his responsibilities but his motto never changed. "I realized the value of his words when I …

History of Raksha Bandhan

Have you ever wondered what the story behind Raksha Bandhan is? Why is it that every year, so many women go crazy looking for the perfect band for their brother? Well as you might have already guessed, there are many stories in the Indian history that mention about this festival, each with a similar morals but different contexts. Here's a compilation of the most renowned stories behind the grand festival of Rakhi!
Raksha Bandhan Festival History




Krishna and Draupadi
In all probability, the most popular story in Indian mythology is that of Lord Krishna and Draupadi, 'The wife of the five Pandavas'. The story goes, on Makar Sankranti, Krishna cut his little finger when handling sugarcane. His Queen, Rukmini immediately sent an official to get bandages. Meanwhile Draupadi, who was watching the entire incident, cut off a little bit of her Saree and tied his finger with it to stop the bleeding. In return, Krishna promised to help her out when required. That is the story behind the…