Raksha Bandhan Festival of Sibling Love
We all are social beings, who unite in the bonds of relationships to stay connected with each other.These are the bonds of love which does not destroy our liberty so we accept it as well. There is a name given to every relationship in our society.
Similarly, there can be too many relationships between a man and woman but in those; the most loving relationship is “brother-sister” relationship. It is a sweet relationship and sweetness is filled in this relationship by the love and trust of siblings for each other. This love brings brother close to their beloved sisters on the day of Raksha Bandhan.
Raksha Bandhan is not just a festival but also a symbol of our traditions due to which we are still connected with our family and values. It is a day of commitment to protect the sister.
The brother promises to her sister for giving support in every trouble and discomfort. Due to these things, today, siblings are connected in the bond of trust. Sisters celebrate this festival at maternal home that’s why, on this day; brothers eagerly wait for the visit of sisters and in the same way sister visit to meet brother.
Raksha Bandhan is also known as Rakhi and it is celebrated on the full Moon in the Hindu month of Shravan (July – August). This year, it is going to be held on 26th August, 2018 so be prepared to perform this fest with love and happiness. It is a symbol of love for brothers and sisters.
On this day, sisters tie Rakhi on the wrist of their brothers and pray for their longevity and happiness so that they can preserve them during adversity. In return, brothers as gifts promise to protect her from any type of harm. There is always a good feeling attached to this custom.
Raksha Bandhan is majorly celebrated in North India. There are many myths and historic legends associated with this event but the history of this occasion found in the Hindu mythology tales. According to Hindu mythology, in Maharatha (which is a great Indian epic), wife of the Pandavas (Draupadi) tied a strand of her sari on the wrist of Lord Krishna to prevent his bleeding. In this manner, bond between brother and sister grew and Sri Krishna promised to protect her. Klave is ranging from inexpensive item such as raw cotton colored thread, silk thread to costly items like silver and gold.
Ritual of Rakhi
On this auspicious day, Girls and women decorate the plate of worship after taking holy bath in the morning. Rakhi thali is filled with Roli or turmeric, rice, lamps, sweets and even have some money. Boys and Men sit at the place of worship for Tilak after dressing up properly. After the worshiping of family God, sisters put tilak on brother’s forehead by applying Roly or turmeric rice and then pray for him and tie Rakhi on the right wrist of the brother.