Rakhi History and quotes: All You Wanted to Know About Raksha Bandhan : Many people wondered that what is the story behind Raksha Bandhan? Why on this day, ladies go crazy to look for an excellent band or rakhi? In Indian history, there are various stories that are mentioned about this festival, moral is same but contexts are different. So, here we are giving you a compilation of the most famous stories behind the grand festival of Raksha bandhan.
# Raksha Bandhan history
- Rani Karnavati and Emperor Humayun
One of the famous version of the history of Rakhi is about Rani Kranavati and Emperor Humayun. After the death of her husband Rana Sanga Karnavati was the official of Mewar. In the name of her elder son Vikramjeet she ruled for some years. When Bahadur Shah of Gujarat attacked Mewar then he defeated her elder son Vikramjeet. So, Rani Karnavati started to look for support from other kingdoms. She also wrote to Humayun for help. She sent him a rakhi and sought defense. Interestingly, the father of Humayun Babur had defeated Rana Sanga in 1527. The Mughal emperor was in the center of another military campaign when he got the call for help. Discarding it, he turned his attention to Mewar.
Unluckily, he never made it on time as in Chittoor the Rajput army was defeated. But already the queen set herself on fire for avoiding the humiliation of falling in the hands of Bahadur Shah. However, Shah, cannot go anymore and had to turn away from Chittoor since the Mughal military reinforcements arrived soon after. At last, Humayun then restored the kingdom to the Vikramjit who was the son of Karnavati.
- Krishna and Draupadi
Another famous story in Indian mythology is that of Lord Krishna and ‘The wife of the five Pandavas’, Draupadi. On Makar Sankranti when Krishna cut his little finger then his wife Rukmini right away sent an official to get bandages. Meanwhile, Draupadi was seeing all and she cut off her little bit to saree and finger of Krishna as a bandage. So, Krishna promised her that he will help her whenever needed. Then, when during the abrupt disrobing of Draupadi, Krishna came and made saree of Draupadi never-ending, and gives her protection when she required the most.
- Yama and the Yamuna
As per another story, the ceremony of Raksha Bandhan was followed by Yama, who was a lord of death and Yamuna. The tale goes when the Yamuna tied a rakhi to Yama, he granted her immortality. He was also so impressed by the move by the gesture that he declared that any sister who will tie rakhi to her brother will be protected by her brother.
- Santoshi Maa
To fulfill the demands of Ganesh’s son, Shubh and Labh to have a sister, Lord Ganesha creates goddess Santoshi from the divine flames. They wanted a sister so she could tie rakhi to both of them.
- Goddess Laxmi and King Bali
When the devil king, Bali won the three worlds and tells Lord Vishnu to stay behind him in the palace. Then Lord Vishnu’s wife Goddess Lakshmi wanted to return to Vaikuntha which was their native place. Then she ties a rakhi around Bali’s wrist and made him brother. So, as a return gift, she asked Bali to free his husband from swears. Moreover, Bali agrees and fulfill the wish of her sister.
- Roxana and King Porus
In 326 BC, Alexander the Great and his wife Roxana sent Porus a blessed thread and asked him not to damage her husband on the clash field. So, to honor the request, when he confronts Alexander, he says no to kill him. Ultimately, Porus would be defeated by the battle of the Hydaspes River but would gain respect and honor. Finally, after his demise, Porus would become a very faithful Macedonian satrap.
10 heartwarming quotes for brothers for Raksha Bandhan 2019
Raksha Bandhan is that time of the year when the bond of brother and sister is celebrated with joy. In 2019, this festival will be celebrated on 15 August. Since it is about the bond between brother and sister then ahead of the day, you must be looking for Raksha Bandhan quotes. As words can express a flood of emotions, that’s why here, we are giving you a list of sweet Raksha Bandhan quotes to make this day special and describe love for each other. These expressive quotes will serve as the superb option for conveying your emotions as well as make the celebration more enjoyable.
1. Sending you a thread of love which will bind our heart and life and makes our bond of togetherness stronger. Happy Raksha Bandhan.
2. Celebrating the sacred bond of trust and togetherness. Happy Raksha Bandhan!
3. Happy Raksha Bandhan to the best brother in the world!
4. I have the loveliest and sweetest brother in this world, Thanks for being the best one!! Happy Raksha Bandhan.
5. Even if we are not together on this Raksha Bandhan there’s always this strong bond that keeps us connected irrespective of the geographical boundaries. You’re priceless to me! Happy Raksha Bandhan!
6. We are each other’s soulmates and secret-keepers. No, we are not lovers, we are siblings!! Happy Rakshabandhan!!
7. The one who is reading this message is very close to my heart and I love him the most.
8. He is indeed you, my handsome brother. Happy Raksha Bandhan
9. It is all blue, the sky is hue, dear darling brother, I love you!!! Happy Rakshabandhan!
10. Cherishing the memorable time spent in childhood and trying to make new memories this year. Happy Rakshabandhan!!