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Neither from the Mahabharata, not from the Ramayana, tell me who introduced this " Raksha Bandhan " festival in independent India and how ?

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Asked by ashis, 13 Aug '11 11:18 am
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Bengal was devided in the year 1905 by Lord Carzon. There was riot between the two religions and Carzon's devide and rule policy ultimately started working. At this point of time, Viswakabi Rabindranath Tagore started " Rakasha Bandhan " festival so as tie up the two rivalary communities and urge upon them to fight against the foreign rulers unitedly. Tagore also wrote a song at this time which became enormous popular. Gradually this festival spread all over India and is being celebrated by the sistters desiring all happiness of their respective brothers.
Answered by Saswati Das Gupta, 15 Aug '11 03:00 pm

 
  
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There are several history about Raksha Bandhan .........1.The oldest reference to the festival of rakhi goes back to 300 B.C. at the time when Alexander invaded India. It is said that the great conqueror, King Alexander of Macedonia was shaken by the fury of the Indian king Puru in his first attempt. Upset by this, Alexander's wife, who had heard of the Rakhi festival, approached King Puru. King Puru accepted her as his sister and when the opportunity came during the war, he refrained from Alexander................. 2nd one is ........The story of Rani Karnavati and Emperor Humayun is the most significant evidence in the history. During the medieval era, Rajputs were fighting Muslim invasions. Rakhi at that time meant a spiritual binding and protection of sisters was foremost. When Rani Karnawati the widowed queen of the king of Chittor realised that she could in no way defend the invasion of the Sultan of Gujarat, Bahadur Shah, she sent a rakhi to Emperor Humayun. The Emperor touched ...more
Answered by pradeep mishra, 13 Aug '11 11:28 am

 
  
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It started from Vedas, Indra and Vrittasur war, when Indra's wife tied a thread on hi wrist for victory
Answered by Gaurav vyas, 13 Aug '11 11:26 am

 
  
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There are many stories related to Raksha Bandhan. One of them is -Indrani believed that her talisman will safeguard Indra from the attack of demons. Eventually, she proved right, as that day, the deities won the battle and Lord Indra escaped unhurt. As the talisman had the power of protecting the person who wore it, it came to be known as 'Raksha Sutra' and the ceremony of tying it was called 'Raksha Bandhan'. Since this particular act of tying the talisman took place on 'Shravan Poornima' day, it has become a tradition to celebrate 'Raksha Bandhan' on the 'Shravan Poornima' day every year. In Hinduism, we believe that brother should always be in front to safeguard his sister and should not leave her alone in difficult times.....To make this relation stronger the tradition of Rakha bandhan began.
Answered by sumati gayki, 13 Aug '11 11:24 am

 
  
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Dont know about that maybe u can tell us
Answered by kamini joshi, 13 Aug '11 11:19 am

 
  
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