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The Rakshabandhan stories that put the significance of this festival in perspective

Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 August 2016 (19:28 IST)
These stories elaborate upon the significance of this beautiful festival of and sisters and can't be missed at this occasion.

Once asked Krishna to narrate him one such Rakshabandhan story, listening to which can keep all the mundane suffering at bay. obliged. He narrated : Once a fierce war was waged between devas and asuras. It kept going on for twelve years. Asuras even defeated Indra, the lord of the devas, in the battle. The disgraced devas took shelter in Amarawati as the victorious asuras took control of three lokas. Daityaraj, the lord of the asuras, decreed that from here onward he is to be worshipped not devas. This brought all worshipping rituals to a standstill. The dharma started to get weakened and devas lost their grace. In such dire situation, Indra fell into the feet of his guru Brahaspati and pleaded him to show way. Brahaspati suggested him to do Raksha Vidhaan. On the auspicious day of Shravan Poornima, the Raksha Vidhaan was perfomed by the Indra. Indrani did Swasti Vachan for brahmins and tied a Raksha Sutra in the wrist of right hand of Indra. An empowered Indra returned to the battle field and routed the asuras. Thus began the ritual of tying Raksha Sutra on Shravan Poornima.
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