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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…