Raksha Bandhan Story in Hindu Mythology – Rakhi 2018

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Raksha Bandhan Story in Hindu Mythology – Rakhi 2018

Hindu Mythology is as vast as an ocean and has lessons for every single thing we face in our daily life. You won’t even imagine the stories of famous brothers and sisters from our authentic history. There have been brothers who have stood for their sisters against every odd, and there have been a few who have made their sisters lives miserable. On the propitious occasion of Raksha Bandhan 2018 (Rakhi 2018), we are here with the most veritable collection of Indian folklores. Let’s first have a look on Raksha Bandhan 2018 time and Muhurat.

Raksha Bandhan 2018 (Rakhi 2018) will be on 26 August. Muhurat to tie Rakhi on Raksha Bandhan 2018:

Raksha Bandhan 2018 Thread Ceremony Time = 08:51 to 20:11

Duration on Raksha Bandhan 2018 = 11 Hours 20 Mins

On Raksha Bandhan 2018,

Purnima Tithi Begins = 19:46 on 25/Aug/2018

Purnima Tithi Ends = 21:55 on 26/Aug/2018

Aparahan Time for Raksha Bandhan 2018 = 13:11 to 15:23

Duration = 2 Hours 11 Mins

Pradosh Time for Raksha Bandhan 2018 = 17:35 to 20:11

Duration= 2 Hours 35 Mins

Bhadra Punchha on Raksha Bandhan 2018= 04:16 to 05:34

Bhadra Mukha on Raksha Bandhan 2018 = 05:34 to 07:45

Bhadra End Time on Raksha Bandhan 2018 (Rakhi 2018) = 08:51

Now, let’s know these hidden tales pulled out from gone times, on this auspicious holy observance of Raksha-Bandhan 2018 (Rakhi 2018).

Krishna and Draupadi :-

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The relationship of Lord Krishna and Draupadi is something which cannot be explained, a relationship which has no name but is one of the most respectful existences. They call each other ‘Sakhi’ which means best friends but then it worth’s a respect much more than that. The relationship which cannot be named and can only be respected!

Once Lord Krishna cut his little finger and was bleeding profusely. Seeing this, Rukmani (his wife) sent her help to get a bandage cloth while Sathyabama (his other consort) rushed to bring some cloth herself. Draupadi who was watching all of this rather simply tore off a part of her sari and bandaged his finger.

This piece of sari later became endless and saved her from the embarrassment of being disrobed (vastraharan), in front of many people in King Dhritarashtra’s court. Hence, Lord Krishna kept his promise of saving her when in a problem. This is what a brother’s duties are to his sister. Therefore, this day- Raksha-Bandhan 2018 (Rakhi 2018) is more dedicated to these two divinities.

Lord Vishnu and Sati :-

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Parvati grew up with the hope of marrying Shiva but Shiva refused to accept her as his consort due to the loss of his love Sati. Parvati took to severe austerities in order to purify her senses, activate her chakras so that she could become eligible to marry the Lord. To help her reach her goal, Lord Vishnu asked her to tie a rakhi on his wrist, so that as her brother he could remove all obstacles coming her way. Legend has it, that for Shiva and Parvati’s celestial marriage, Lord Vishnu performed all the ceremonies that are supposed to be done by the bride’s brother and glow up this favourable ceremonial day – Bandhan 2018.

Yama and Yamuna

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The Yamuna is said to be immortal and was granted this boon by his twin brother Yama– the lord of death and thus venerated on Raksha-Bandhan 2018 (Rakhi 2018)! It is said that Yamuna had once tied a rakhi on Raksha-Bandhan to Lord Yama to show her love and care for him, which made the God happy.

Ganesha and Manasa

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The Yamuna is said to be immortal and was granted this boon by his twin brother Yama– the lord of death and thus venerated on Raksha-Bandhan 2018 (Rakhi 2018)! It is said that Yamuna had once tied a rakhi on Raksha-Bandhan to Lord Yama to show her love and care for him, which made the God happy.

Goddess Laxmi and King Bali

They were not brother and sister by birth but did respect the relationship and shared a similar feeling for each other.

As part of a promise, Lord Vishnu has been protecting his devotee and the demon King Bali, disguising himself as his doorman. This kept his consort Goddess Laxmi away from his husband and hence she came to take shelter at Bali’s kingdom in disguise. Once on the full moon day in the holy month of Shravana, Laxmi ties a thread of colored cotton on Bali’s wrist and wishes for protection and happiness. In return Bali fulfils her wish to take her husband back. He then comes to know about both their identities and pays tribute to them. Thus, this prominent day is now observed as- Raksha Bandhan 2018 (Rakhi 2018).

Indra and wife

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The sacred thread was tied by Goddess Indrani around her husband’s wrist to protect him from demons. This thread was given to her by Lord Vishnu. There was a time when Lord Indra lost a war and was so unhappy about it that he complained to Brihaspati (leader of the Gods). Brihaspati then prepared a Raksha sutra and told him to wear it for protection on distinguished day of Raksha-Bandhan 2018.

Surpanakha and Ravana

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Ravana – the king of Lanka and the most knowledgeable of all loved his sister. The entire happening of Sita abduction in Ramayana was done by Ravana, just to take revenge for his sister Surpanakha. It is said that Surpanakha lost her heart at first sight to Lord Rama. Even after polite refusal, she continued to misbehave, and this led Laxman to cut her nose. Surpanakha went and complained his brother about the incident which made Ravana burn with revenge.

Kansa and Devaki

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Kansa is known to be the cruellest uncle. He was the brother of Lord Krishna’s mother Devaki. He imprisoned his sister and brother in law for their entire life. during his lifetime, Kansa indulged in all sorts of heinous and unholy acts which also included beating up and enslaving his sister Devaki and her husband Vasudev when it was prophesied that the child born to the couple would bring him death. Although Kansa tried all tricks in the book to change his fate but ultimately, like they say, good prevailed over evil!

Subhadra and Krishna (Jagannath)

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Subhadra was born as Krishna and Balarama’s affectionate sister. Krishna made her marry the great warrior Arjuna. Subhadra later begot a legendary warrior son with Arjuna who was named as Abhimanyu.

Guru Nanak Dev and Bebe Nanaki

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Bebe Nanaki was the elder sister of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. She is known for her unconditional love and support to Guru Nanak Dev. She was the first to realize her brother’s ‘spiritual eminence’ and considered to be the first Gursikh.

Here we have portrayed the set of stories dug out from Vedic Purana especially for Raksha Bandhan 2018 (Rakhi 2018) festival.

Wishing you all a very joyous and prosperous Happy Raksha Bandhan 2018 and Happy Rakhi 2018.

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