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Rani Karnawati and Emperor Humayun
During the medieval era, Rajputs were fighting Muslim invasions. Rakhi at that time meant a spiritual binding and protection of sisters was foremost. A famous incident relates how rakhi by then had broken the religious barriers.

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 by the gesture started off with his troops without wasting any time.

Alexander The Great and King Puru
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.

 

Raksha Bandhan Messages

Today is just the perfect time to celebrate the closeness we share and the wonderful brother that you are... Wishing you a great Raksha Bandhan..

As I tie this sacred thread, I realize how great a role you've played in my life. You've always been there for me as someone who protects and cares for me. Happy Rakhi to my brother whom I'll always love and adore..


Warm wishes and love are sent your way... May the gifts of happiness, friendship, peace and joy fill your life. Have a Wonderful Rakhi..


May this Rakhi bring you everything you desire and everything you dream of. May success accompany you in every step that you take. Have A Blessed Rakhi..

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