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Significance of Raksha bandhan! 
Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the bond between siblings, particularly between brothers and sisters. The term "Raksha Bandhan" translates to "bond of protection." On this day, sisters tie a sacred thread (rakhi) around their brothers' wrists, symbolizing their love, protection, and care. In return, brothers give gifts or tokens of appreciation to their sisters and promise to protect and support them. This festival highlights the importance of familial relationships, love, and unity.
✅Historical significance:
The festival has historical and mythological connections. In Indian history, there are instances where the practice of tying a protective thread or amulet was observed before battles. In Hindu mythology, there are stories that illustrate the importance of the bond between siblings. These stories highlight the themes of protection, love, and duty that are central to the idea of Raksha Bandhan.
✅Draupadi and Krishna
One well-known tale is that of Lord Krishna and Draupadi, where Krishna came to the aid of Draupadi when she needed protection. Draupadi was the wife of the five Pandavas brothers. According to the Mahabharata, once when Draupadi tore a piece of her saree to bandage Krishna's finger, he was touched by her devotion and love. In return, Krishna promised to protect Draupadi in times of need. Years later, when Draupadi was humiliated in the Kaurava court, Krishna miraculously extended her saree to protect her modesty. This story symbolizes the strong bond between a brother figure, Krishna, and a sister, Draupadi. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is often seen as an extension of this relationship.
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Shushank Sharma

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Yeah, Indian culture is so diverse and you will definitely find it interesting once you start digging deeper into it.
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Julieta Cura | Outdefine Team

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Hey! Congrats to the Indian community at Outdefine! I love to see so many cultures living together here! It's super interesting the history of the holiday.

Thanks for sharing it Shushank!
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