Happy Raksha Bandhan –  Rakhi

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Happy Rakhi

The festival of Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) is most popular and auspicious festival of India. It is a festival that celebrates the bond between a brother and a sister.

The bond of love between brother and sister is one of the noblest & deepest human emotion. Raksha Bandhan is an occasion to celebrate this emotional bond by tying a  thread around wrist. This thread pulsa tes with sisterly love and sentiments, is called Rakhi. It also means bond of protection, and Raksha Bandhan signifies that the strong must protect the weak from all the evil.

The strong bond of Rakhi has resulted in political ties among kingdoms and princely states. Our Indian history testify that the Rajput and Maratha queens have sent Rakhis even to Mughal kings who even after despite their differences assuaged their sisters by offering help and protection at any critical moments and honoured the bond. Even other matrimonial alliances have been established between kingdoms by the exchange of Rakhi. Great King of Hindus – Porus refrained from attacting Alexander because the latter’s wife had approached this mighty and tied Rakhis on his hand before the battle urging him not to hurt her husband.

This ritual is observed on the full moon day or purnima of the Hindu month of Shravan, on which sisters tie sacred-Rakhi on their brothers right wrists, and pray for their long life.

This ritual not only strengthens the bond of love between brothers and sisters, but also strengthens the bond of the family. When tied on the wrists of  friends and neighbors, it strengthens the need for a harmonious social life, where each and every individual exist peacefully as brothers and sisters. All members of the community commit to protect each other and the society. Rakhi-Utsav popularized by the Nobel laureate Bengali poet Kabi Guru Rabindranath Tagore.

“May all be happy,
May all be free from ills,
May all behold only the good,
May none be in distress.”

This has always been the idea of an ideal Hindu society

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