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Upcoming Hindu Festivals

Raksha Bandhan


As the month of Saavn approaches, Indians all over the world become curious to know the date of Rakhi. Despite not having any kinship, Rakhi gives a chance to fulfill the bond of brother and sister. 

We get to see the history of Rakhi from the era of Mahabharata. Lord Krishna had an aunt named Shruti Devi. She gave birth to a deformed child named Shishupal. It is learned from the elders that by whose touch Shishupal will be healthy, he will be killed by the same person. 

One day Shri Krishna came to his aunt's house and as soon as Shruti Devi placed her son in Shri Krishna's hands the child became beautiful. Admittedly, Shruti Devi was happy to see this change, but she was distracted by the possibility of her death at the hands of Shri Krishna. She started praying to Lord Shri Krishna, even if Shishupal might have made a mistake, but he should not be punished at the hands of Shri Krishna, then Lord Shri Krishna promised him that I will forgive his mistakes, but if he makes more mistakes than Shau, then I will surely punish him.

Shishupal grew up and became the king of a kingdom called Chhedi. He was also a king as well as a relative of Lord Shri Krishna but he became a very cruel king. He started persecuting the people of his kingdom a lot and started challenging Lord Shri Krishna again and again. 

At one point, he condemned Lord Krishna in a crowded courtroom and only Shishupal had crossed the limit of hundred mistakes on the same day. Immediately Lord Krishna used his Sudarshan Chakra on Shishupal. Similarly, even after getting many warnings, Shishupal did not change his qualities and in the end he had to face his punishment.

When Lord Krishna was releasing his Sudarshan Chakra in anger, his finger also got hurt. People around Lord Shri Krishna started running here and there to tie something on that wound. But Draupadi standing there, without thinking, tore the corner of her sari and wrapped it on the wound of Lord Shri Krishna. Thank you dear sister. You have supported me in my troubles, so I promise to support you in your troubles too. Saying this Lord Shri Krishna had assured Draupadi to protect her and this incident marked the beginning of Raksha Bandhan. 

Later, when the Kauravas tried to insult Draupadi by pulling her sari in front of the whole court, Lord Krishna fulfilled his promise by saving Draupadi. Since that time sisters are tying Rakhi to their brothers and in return brothers have been giving assurance to protect their sister throughout their life.


Janmashtami


Janmashtami which is celebrated as the birthday of Shri Krishna. According to mythological texts, Lord Vishnu took birth as Lord Krishna to free this earth from the oppressions of sinners. of Shri Krishna Dev and the eighth son of Vasudev. 


The king of Mathura city was Kans, who was very tyrannical. His atrocities were increasing day by day. Once there was a voice from Akash that his sister Devaki's eighth son would kill her. Hearing this, Kans put his sister Devaki in a dungeon from her husband Vasudev


Kans killed seven children of Devaki but when Jagdish Mukhi gave birth to Shri Krishna, then Lord Vishnu ordered Vasudev to take
Shri Krishna to Yashoda Mata and Nandbaba of Gokul. Eventually the child was brought up under the supervision of Yashoda Mata and Nanda Baba. Just in the joy of his birth, since then the festival of Janmashtami is celebrated every year.