Bollywood echoing Rakshabandhan throughout the years.

Raksha Bandhan goes back to Mahabharata when Lord Krishna had cut his finger, which then started bleeding and seeing this, Draupadi immediately tore a piece of cloth from her saree and fastened it to Lord Krishna’s finger to stop the bleeding. The piece of cloth then evolved into a sacred thread. Believing the cloth she tied a holy thread, Krishna promised he would protect her from all evils throughout his life. 

A sister tying rakhi on her brother’s wrist and, in turn, brother promising to protect her is what Rakshabandhan is all about.

As a person who has bought up watching Bollywood movies, it’s evident how Indian cinema has influenced our minds and belief system.

It will be a lie to assume that Bollywood movies do not influence us.

Having said all that, let’s take a moment to remember some classic songs that celebrate this beautiful bond between brother and sister,

1. Ab Ke Baras Bhejo: By Asha Bhosle – Bandini (1963)

2. Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin -Agnipath – 2012

3. Bhaiya More Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko Nibhana – Chhoti Bahen -1959

4. Phoolan Ka Taron Ka – Haré Rama Haré Krishna -1971

5. Behna O Behna | Adalat (1977) 

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