Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Raksha Bandhan

Today is Raksha Bandhan, the festival that celebrates brother-sister love.

The following text is borrowed from today's Times of India:

Legend has it that when Krishna was injured with a cut on his hand, Draupadi, the Pandavas' wife, dressed his wound by wrapping a strip of her sari around it. Krishna, touched by her concern for his well-being, swore to repay the debt by protecting her.
Over the years, the spirit of rakhi spread with other stories further emphasizing the importance of the bond. By tying a rakhi, a sister promises to pray for her brother's well-being and he, in return, promises to protect her.

More stories from the legends, regarding Rakhi can be found in this site.
Picture of Rakhi (above) saved from the Internet.

1 comment:

  1. There's so much goodness wrapped up in this story. Favors, protection, caring...the world would be a happier place if more people chose to heed these important lessons.

    I'm so happy you chose to share this today!