Rakhis and Bonds

RAKSHABANDHAN. Raksha Bandhan, or simply Rakhi is a Hindu festival, celebrated in many parts of the Indian subcontinent, notably India and Nepal. Raksha bandhan means “bond of protection”. Today is Rakshabandhan here in India. It is celebrated all around the globe by all Indians. In the festival, a sister ties her brother a Rakhi(like a decorative, shimmer, beautiful bracelet) as a bond of protection and trust. And in return the brother is supposed to gift his sister. But, nowadays, it is not necessary for only sisters to tie rakhis to their brothers. They can tie rakhis to their sisters or very close friends too as it is a symbol of protection and bonding. So, it doesn’t matter who you tie it too.

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This time, I thought, why not do something different and let others share with us their definition or meaning of this festival because everyone has their own perspective of this festival. So, let’s go and see what different people think about Rakshabandhan or sisters or brothers.

“She is the one who will hit you for eating her chocolates, but hide them in the same place the next time. She is a sister. The bond that we share is one that no one can break apart!” – Tanish (15 years old)

“My definition of a brother-sister bond is that even though we fight or hate each other at times, we will always truly love each other. The bond that a sister and a brother share is purely beautiful. Brothers promise to protect us and be there for us in our ups and downs. I love you my brothers.” – Esha (16 years old)

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“The first thing that comes to my mind is partners in crime and the first confidant.” – Ruchi (22 years old)

“Rakshabandhan. This tradition was created for all the sisters to get a promise of protection from their brothers. But as years go on, it’s continuously proven that it’s not just a bond between brothers and sisters, but also between people who get a protective and homely bond from their friends. There are instances when your friends, be it guys or girls, will always be there for you like family does and that bond is fulfilled every Rakshabandhan.” – Pooja (15 years old)

“The spiritual significance of RakshaBandhan is when one takes a sacred divine vow of purity with the God, to live a life of purity in thoughts, words and actions. This sacred thread called a rakhi, tied on the right hand, is only symbolic and it is a gentle reminder that we must protect ourselves spiritually from the vices lest we commit spiritual suicide in the bondage of matieralism.”- Aaditi(16 years old)- She is a fellow blogger and is an amazing one too. Check her blog out. https://aaditiblog.wordpress.com/

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“A sister is the one that hits you when you hit her back and gives you the look when you laugh at your own jokes.”- Vaishnavi(15 years old)

“It is celebrating the internal bond between a brother and sister. A sister is both your mirror and your opposition.”- Ishita(16 years old)

“Rakshabandhan is a festival which is celebrated with great enthusiasm in India. The sisters tie a thread on their brothers’ wrists and in return the brothers swear that they will love and protect their sisters all their lives.”- Arpita(16 years old). She is fellow blogger too and I am sure you would love her stories. https://arpi3site.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/just-another-video-game/

This is a video of what Raksha Bandhan means to different people.Please do check it out and tell me your reviews in the comment box below.

“Notorious, partner in crime, remote stealer are some of the words that come in your mind in an instant when you talk about siblings both younger and older. They are a blessing in disguise, and well let me tell you they disguise it pretty well through their devilish acts experimented upon the fellow sibling throughout their life. They are your life saver but as well as the reason you were in trouble the first place. It’s a bitter-sweet relation that you cannot stay without once you have it.”- Muskaan(16 years old)- Check out her amazing poems. They are just mind-blowing. http://my.w.tt/UiNb/4iVsCcEZlF

“Rakshabandhan to me is a CULTURAL CONNECT between siblings who may fight, disagree and irritate each other 364 days but for this day they surrender to the ritual. It is about the joy of showing to the world that I have a brother who will protect me from all odds and evils of the society. It is about the bondage of love and siblingness.”- Hiren(43 years old)

“For me, Rakshabandhan is an eternal bond of protection that can be tied to anyone you feel protected from. It is not necessary that only sisters tie rakhis to their brothers, but we can tie rakhis to anyone who is close to us and means a lot to us like I tie rakhi to some of my friends and my brother-in law.” – Pooja(33 years old)

 

 

“Raksha Bandhan. Well, it literally means ‘the tie or knot of protection.’ But to me it’s this beautiful bond where no matter how much we fight or cry, when we need each other, we’re always there for each other. Growing up with siblings is like ‘Go do this for me or I’m telling mom what you did’, at the same time it’s also, ‘Oh, I’ll help you hide that thing you don’t want mom to see’.”- Surbhi(14 years old)- She is a beautiful artist. Check out her drawings. https://www.instagram.com/palettes__/

“For me, Raksha Bandhan is the best festival for expressing feelings and love for brother and sister. It’s a beautiful tie between the two.”- Purvi(46 years old)

So, that’s it I guess. Some of the definitions of RakshaBandhan of different people of different age groups. So, I guess this was a good enough explanation of this one of the many unique Indian festivals. Also, as I said in my previous blog, my birthday is coming, so the countdown is on with 10 days to go.

Have you ever celebrated Raksha Bandhan or seen it? What does it mean to you? Please feel free to share your experiences, thoughts and reviews in the comment box below. And if you like the blog and relate with it, give it a like, share it with your family and friends and don’t forget to follow me for further blog updates. Also, you can also follow me on Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/helzeeblog/  . Till then, always remember, Be brave. Be strong. Be great.❤

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                                                   “All for one and one for all.”

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10 thoughts on “Rakhis and Bonds

  1. Very nice blog dear.! Nice way to incorporate others’ views on this occasion across the age spectrum.Kudos!

    Since ages, festivals bring the people closer around the world which is very good specially in today’s day & age where the it’s drifting with ever faster pace!

    Raksha-bandhan is a symbol of love & protection with/of your loved ones. Traditionally,it’s depicted more of a brother-sister love which is nice, but the love & protection has no boundaries. I’m sure all the brothers will invariably extend similar love & protection, if not more, to all the family members during testing times.

    Having said that, the camaraderie between brother & sister is undeniably unique & special and hence this special occasion for celebrating such a lovely bond.

    Nirav

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