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Story Of Raksha Bandhan

Krishna is known as King of Yogis also called Yogeshwar. He was the only person to master all forms of Yoga.

Did you know there is a very interesting story about how the world’s first Rakhsha bandhan was started by him?

The Story of Raksha Bandhan

One day Krishna managed to cut his little finger while handling sugarcane. Rukmini, his queen immediately sent her help to get a bandage cloth while his other consort rushed to bring some cloth herself.

Draupadi who was watching all of this rather simply tore off a part of her sari and bandaged his finger.

Krishna asked Panchali what she would like to have for her selfless gesture. Draupadi, just as a loving and devoted sister, asked for presence in her life eternally. She tied the sacred thread of Rakhi on Krishna’s hand each year and the lord showered his blessings

The word he is said to have uttered is ‘Akshyam’ which was a boon and meant ‘May it be unending’.