Article by Darshana Jamindar
Raksha Bandhan, Rakhi festival is one of the important Hindu festivals, a pious bonding between sister and brother. Sister ties Rakhi and pray for long life of their brother. Many sisters eagerly wait for this day throughout the year. Sisters shower their love on brother by tying a knot of Rakhi. Brothers appreciating care and love of sister gives a token full of gifts.
During Krishna and Drapadi times,Lord Krishna once injured his finger while cutting sugarcane. Draupadi was around at that time and when she witnessed Lord Krishna’s finger profusely bleeding, she immediately tore a portion of her sari and bandaged Lord Krishna’s little finger. At this point, Lord Krishna promised to protect Draupadi at all times. Lord Krishna used the word “Akshayam” which implies the protection extended to Draupadi is unending.