What is meant by Raksha Bhandan

Raksha Bhandan is celebrated when goddess lakshmi tied a rakhi onto the wrist of king bali and making her brother. It is undoubtedly one of the most important cultural festivals in India. Rakhi is a festival, relationship between brother and sister. The meaning of raksha bandhan is the ‘knot of protection’.

Raksha means protection and bandhan means knot so Raksha bandhan means knot of protection. This festival has a long standing Indian heritage. The reason behind the celebration of this day is that brother should take the responsibility to protect his sister.

Raksha bandhan is also known as rakhi purnima. Rakhi purnima is also known as kajri navami or kajri purnima in northern India. It is also called cocounut full moon or nariyal purnima in the western state. Rakhsha bandhan is also known by the punya pradayak and vish tarak.

After the use of rakhi it is thrown out therefore in a way it is ludicrous of the holy symbol. Many stories have been passed that specify the origin of Raksha bandhan. One of them is the wife of the pandava brothers, draupadi tearing a piece of her sari to cover the wound and the tying it around the hand of lord Krishna. Because when the fighting with shishupala lord Krishna hurt his hand. And in the return for her kindness, Lord Krishna asked what she would like. And then draupadi replied to lord that she only most wanted his marvelous presence at every moment of life. And for that moment, Lord Krishna told draupadi that whenever she called out for him he would be with her. After some time, kauravas tried to strip off her in their court, and that time she called to lord Krishna to save her. And in the arrival, lord Krishna gave her a sari that was substantially long and kauravas was unable to undress her and draupadi was saved from being dishonored.

Rakhi like rituals, there is no doubt. The festival of raksha bandhan symbolizes all kinds of protection and good from immorality forces. In the great epic Mahabharata, describe that the lord Krishna advising yudhishtthir to tie the rakhi to guard himself against awaiting evils.