Thursday, August 6, 2009

Rakhi?


What is Rakhi?


"Rakhi is basically a sacred thread of protection embellished with the love and affection of a sister for her brother. This day is also known as Raksha Bandhan and celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana in India. This frail of thread of Rakhi is considered as stronger than iron chains as it binds the most beautiful relationship in an inseparable bond of love and trust. Rakhi festival also has a social significance because it underlines the notion that everybody should live in harmonious coexistence with each other."

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"The festival of Raksha Bandhan is entirely dedicated to the love and affection shared between a brother and a sister. On this day, sisters pray for long life of their brothers and ask God to bless them with his blessings. Brothers, in turn, give them enticing rakhi gifts and promise to care life long. This custom has been there since time immemorial."



Raksha-Bandhan

The bond of Protection.

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4 comments:

Fox said...

Have a Happy Raksha-Bandhan!

TattingChic said...

That sounds like a lovely tradition! Thank you for sharing it and I hope you have a lovely experience during this important festival. :)

***Jon**** said...

Thank you for the explanation. Now I understand what it means and can appreciate it better when I see such scenes in the Bollywood movies that I sometimes watch. The subtitles don't show such things.

CORTEYGRIF said...

Hi Vinnie
this is so lovely,brothers love are the most!
i admire your Indian tradition.
i hope you have a happy RAKHI.
happy weekend
kiss
ROSA

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