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Krishna-Draupadi: The Deep Bond of Raksha Bandhan


Raksha Bandhan  •  24 Aug, 2023  •  2,707 Views  •  ⭐ 3.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Raksha Bandhan, one of India's cherished festivals, captures the essence of love and protection between siblings. But few stories capture this bond as deeply as the connection between Lord Krishna and Draupadi in the Mahabharata. To truly appreciate this relationship, it's essential to view it through the lens of Raksha Bandhan.

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The Mahabharata, an ancient Indian epic, paints a vivid picture of heroes, villains, love, and betrayal. Central to our tale are Krishna, the divine avatar, and Draupadi, the fiery princess and wife of the Pandavas.

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One of Draupadi's most challenging moments was when she was lost in a dice game and the Kauravas tried to disrobe her. With nowhere to turn, Draupadi sought Krishna's divine intervention. He ensured her saree became endless, preventing her humiliation. This pivotal event embodies the Raksha Bandhan spirit, where a protector emerges in dire need.

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Another touching episode showcases Draupadi's genuine care for Krishna. When Krishna injured his finger, Draupadi promptly tore off a piece of her saree to bandage it. This act parallels the Rakhi ritual, where a sister ties a protective thread around her brother's wrist.

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