Hi guys!! As we all know , only few days are left for Rakhi 🙂 Yay !! . So as of ..by now .. you might already have guessed .. that topic of today’s post is Raksha Bandhan 🙂 right ?. But before starting anything .. Let me tell how .. Raksha Bandhan actually started … and Why it is called So ?.
Raksha bandhan means — Raksha == protection , Bandhan — knot . So Raksha bandhan means – Protection Knot , which usually sisters tie to their brothers , even if they are not biologically related. Though it is primarily a Hindu festival, it has long surpassed communal borders and is celebrated by many across the country and abroad regardless of religion.
But how it is started ? — Well there are many mythological and historical references
- According to Bhavishya Purana, Vishnu had given a holy cotton thread to Shachi, wife of Indra, to tie it around her husband’s wrist before he goes to fight demon king Bali
- Vishnu Purana suggests that Goddess Lakshmi, wife of Lord Vishnu, tied a thread around demon king Bali’s wrist and made him a brother
- Draupadi, queen of Pandavas in Mahabharata, tied a thread on Lord Krishna’s finger when he was bleeding after a battle and Krishna took Draupadi as his sister ever after and protected her whenever needed
- According to legends, when Alexander the Great invaded India in 326 BC, his wife Roxana sent a thread to Porus, requesting him not to kill her husband. Porus, the king of Kaikeya kingdom, appreciated the gesture and did not kill Alexander even when he had a chance
- A 17th century Rajasthani narrative says that when Chittor was under the attack of Bahadur Shah, Sultan of Gujarat, in 1535, Rani Karnavati of Chittor realised that she could not defend her land and sent a rakhi to Mughal emperor Humayun. Moved by the gesture, Humayun agreed to defend Chittor but his army arrived too late and Bahadur Shah captured Chittor
- The most recent and perhaps the most evident account of the advent of rakhi dates back to 1905. The British Empire had decided to divide the Bengal Province on the basis of community and religion. Rabindranath Tagore stood against them. The Nobel Laureate organised a mass gathering to celebrate Raksha Bandhan for strengthening the bond of faith and brotherhood between Hindus and Muslims. This event eventually failed as Bengal got divided after Independence. However, in parts of West Bengal, people still follow this tradition as they tie rakhis to their friends and neighbours.
Now as you have known so much Raksha Bandhan , Let us present you Some Beautiful Raksha Bandhan themed Cakes
So these were some beautiful Raksha Bandhan themed cakes. Hope you guys liked it. Stay tuned for more awesome updates.