Raksha Bandhan 2018 : Messages, Wishes, Images, WhatsApp Greetings

Raksha Bandhan 2018

According to the Hindu mythology, the story goes like this. Long ago, a battle ensued between the Gods and the Demons, which carried on continuously for 12 long years at the end of which the Demons won. The Demons not only captured the throne of the King of the Gods-Indra, but also the entire three Worlds. When Indra lost the battle, He went to the spiritual teacher of the Gods-Brihaspati-and sought his advice. Brihaspati advised Indra to chant some mantras that would provide Him protection. Brihaspati initiated the process of chanting the mantras in the month of Shravan on a Full Moon day. During this ceremony of reciting of mantras, a thread was tightly tied around a small packet ‘containing ‘the blessings.

After the ceremony, this small packet containing the protection blessings was tied by Lord Indra’s wife, Shachi, who is also called Indrani, on Indra’s right wrist. Because of these blessings, Lord Indra got back His strength to defeat the Demons and reclaim back His lost kingdom.

Raksha Bandhan 2018 is being celebrated on Sunday, August 26, this year

Raksha Bandhan, after all, is a celebration of sibling love. There is no better occasion than Raksha Bandhan to let your siblings know that you love them. To help put your feelings into words, we have compiled a list of messages and greetings that you can share with your siblings on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

वो बचपन की लड़ाई, वो खेल-खिलौने,

वो पापा की फटकार, वो मां का प्यार और इन सब में भी ख़ास

मेरी प्यारी बहन का प्यार

हैप्पी रक्षा बंधन 2018

 

Story Behind  Raksha Bandhan

History

Raksha Bandhan 2018 also called Rakhi Purnima or just Rakhi has deep-rooted historical significance. There are various stories linked with the past mythology of the Hindu religion. People believe and follow different stories from the past.

The most famous and relied upon the story of them all is that of Rani Karnavati of Chittor and the Mughal Emperor Humayun.

Rani Karnawati was the widowed queen of Chittor, which had been attacked by Bahadur Shah, Sultan of Gujarat.

The queen realized that defending her empire from the invasion was not possible for her and in lieu of protection and help, she sent a Rakhi to the Mughal Emperor, Humayun. On receiving the rakhi, the Emperor was overwhelmed and became emotional. He, along with his troops, immediately set out to protect Chittor from the invasion.

Alas, he could not reach on time. The Sultan of Gujarat had, by then, reached the queen’s fortress. All the women, in the fortress including Rani Karnawati, had performed Jauhar (mass suicide) by then. Humayun, on reaching the fortress, fought with Bahadur Shah and evicted him from the land.

The empire Vikramjeet Singh was handed over Rani Karnawati’s son. Since then, the act of a sister tying a rakhi on the wrist of her brother indicates lifelong protection from him.

Raksha Bandhan 2018

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