Rakhi Pournami Legend: Raksha Bandhan story of Goddess Laxmi and King Bali

Rakhi Pournami festival has various legends in Puranas and other sacred texts. Raksha Bandhan is also associated with the story of Goddess Laxmi and King Bali, who was a great devotee of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. King Bali performed a sacrifice to take Lord Vishnu along with him to his kingdom. As Lord Vishnu blesses his […]

Raksha Bandhan Story: Reference of Rakhi Festival in Bhavishya Purana

The story of Raksha Bandhan mentioned in Bhavishya Purana which refers to a Sura-Asur Yudh (war between Gods and demons). King Brutra, the powerful demon king, was attacking the Gods army with a furious approach and the Gods were on the edge of defeat. Worried King, Indra, approached Guru Brihaspati, Guru of Gods, with a hope […]

Raksha Bandhan in Mahabharat, Reference of Rakhi Festival in Mahabharata

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Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi Festival) is also mentioned in Mahabharat. Dharmaraj or Yudhistira, the elder brother among Pandavas, asked Lord Krishna to refer him a ritual to protect himself, his family and army from dangerous acts of Kauravas and Kaurav Sena (the army of Kauravas). On Shravan Purnima, Yudhishtira performed a puja and tied a sacred […]