According to the Puranas, the first thread of protection was associated with Indra by his wife Sachi. Actually, once there was a fierce battle between the gods and the demons. The demons defeated the gods, and the armies of the gods fled in fear.
Mythology of Raksha Bandhan: In 2022, Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 11th and 12th August. On the day of Rakshabandhan, sisters tie rakhi on the wrist of their brother. Rakhi is also known as Raksha Sutra. Although this holiday is dedicated to the bond of brother and sister, but Hindu mythology states that for the first time a sister tied a thread of protection to her husband. We will tell you an interesting anecdote related to this.
Raksha Dara is associated with Indra’s wife:
According to the Puranas, the first thread of protection was associated with Indra by his wife Sachi. Actually, once there was a fierce battle between the gods and the demons. The demons defeated the gods, and the armies of the gods fled in fear. When the life of the gods was in trouble, Indra Shachi’s wife went to Lord Brihaspati and asked for help. Then Devguru said, “I will prepare a defense thread by chanting this mantra on the wrist of Devraj Indra on the day of Shravani Purnima. This Raksha Sutra not only protects him, but also gives victory in the war. How did the devguru do it? Said that Sachi is tying this thread in Indra’s wrist. As a result, Devendra defeats the demons. Thus, the wife is said to have tied the first line of defense to her husband.
Draupadi tied a cloth to Krishna:
There is another story about Rakshabandhan which is related to Draupadi, wife of Pandavas and Lord Krishna. According to this legend, when the Pandavas chose Lord Krishna for the worship of Agra during the Rajasuya Yagya, King Shishupala became angry. He starts annoying Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna had promised his mother that he would forgive 100 mistakes of Shishupala. But this is the 101st mistake. So Lord Krishna kills Shishupala with his Sudarshan Chakra. At this time Lord Krishna’s finger gets hurt, after which Draupadi tore a piece of her sari and tied it to Lord Krishna’s finger. Since then Lord Krishna considers Draupadi as his sister. Humiliating Draupadi in the court of Hastinapur, Lord Krishna answered one of her calls and saved her.
Thus if there is a brother who promises to protect his sister in any difficult time, the sister prays that her brother is always happy and healthy. These two stories find mention in Hindu mythology.
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