Celebrating an Eternal Bond – Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)

Raksha Bandhan, also popularly called Rakhi, is a Hindu festival celebrated with a lot of fervor in the Indian subcontinent.  It literally means bond of protection.  On this occasion, a sister ties a sacred threat to her brother’s wrist after doing a short pooja (prayer) seeking her brother’s well being and for him to be her protector.  The brother, in turn, offers a gift symbolizing his vow to look after her forever.

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When does it fall?

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the last day of Shraavana, the fourth month of the Hindu Callander, which typically falls in the month of August.  This year Raksha Bandhan fall on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

To perform the ritual of Rakhi in a meaningful way, there are some traditions followed in families.

  • The day starts very early with all members getting ready and taking part in the pooja.
  • The women of the house keep a fast till the ritual is over.
  • Then, during the Muhurat (auspicious time), the sister ties the rakhi to her brother.
  • This is followed by the exchange of sweets, symbolizing the sweetness and goodness that embodies a brother-sister relationship.
  • Lastly, there is the exchange of gifts to further portray love between brothers and sisters.

 

Gifts galore for sisters

Today Rakhi is not only celebrated by Hindus but also people of other caste and creed with equal meaning and respect.  Traditionally the brothers gift sisters in the form of currency. With a lot of modernization though, the ritual itself remains the same, but the gifts have varied.  The traditional gifting of currency in denominations of 101, 501, 1001, etc. have been replaced by more modern gifts such as watches, mobiles, ornaments, etc.  Everyone according to his budget chooses gifts from a vast variety out in the market today.

Another traditional yet relevant today is gifting with flowers.  Flowers are noted for its fragrance, freshness, and beauty.  These are some qualities that are essential to a brother-sister relationship.  It symbolizes the love existing between siblings.  Gifting flowers do away with a lot of words that are required to express one’s feelings. No wonder that flowers are a new age symbol of celebrating the eternal bond between a brother and his sister.

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https://www.amritapuri.org/3539/rakshabandan.aum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raksha_Bandhan#Traditions