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Raksha Bandhan symbolizes the love and affection between a brother and sister. It is a time to forgive and forget, a time to let bygones be bygones and to look forward to a future of prosperity and success. Raksha Bandhan literally means ‘bond of protection’ and it signifies the strength of the brother who will protect his sister. Raksha Bandhan or ‘rakhi’ as it is popularly known is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Shravan(August). This year Rakhi falls on the 7th of August. On this day, girls tie a sacred thread on the forearms of their brothers or male friends. The brothers are expected to gift their sisters during this day. Both brothers and sisters exchange sweets to greet each other on this special day.
History of Raksha Bandhan
There are many historical references to the origin of the festival. The most famous of which is the one at the time of Alexander the Great. When he conquered parts of Western India he was shaken by the fury of King Puru of India. Seeing all of this, Alexander’s wife approached Puru and tied a rakhi to him. Another story talks about Rani Karnavati, the widowed queen of Chittor state, who sent a rakhi to Mughal Emperor Humayun as she could not defend her kingdom against the apparent invasion by the Sultan of Gujarat. Humayun was touched by the gesture and sent troops to Chittor to protect it from the Sultan of Gujarat. Many such stories have emerged, where queens have sent rakhis to their husbands adversaries, won hearts and stopped wars.
This festival is celebrated with great pomp and gusto throughout the country. Brothers visit their married sisters with a pooja thali in one hand and a gift in the other. The sister begins by offering pooja and then tying the rakhi on the brother’s wrist. The entire family then proceeds for a scrumptious feast after the ceremony.
Raksha Bandhan is a day we remember the unbreakable bond between brother and sister. It helps us to appreciate the sacrifices sisters make for their brothers and vice versa. This festival is celebrated by Hindus across India and in immigrant Hindu communities in Guyana, Suriname, Mauritius, Fiji and other countries. Many Jains and Sikhs too celebrate this bond of togetherness and festivities. With the coming months may you all have a healthy relationship of love, caring and security.
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