Raksha Bandhan Rakhi A Day to Celebrate The Bond Between Brothers and Sisters
Raksha Bandhan-Promises of Love, Protection, Security, Auspicious Bondage for Sister. We generally take our immediate family for granted. They are there for us whenever we need them the most, or whenever we are stuck in any problem. To make us aware of the special bond that we share with our loved ones, we celebrate Father’s day, Mother’s day and Children’s day. But what of the relationship between brother and sister? This is one bond that is generally overlooked by most, but the love between brothers and sisters is something which cannot be taken for granted. Raksha Bandhan is one of the festivals which celebrates the unbreakable bond between brothers and sisters (or girls and boys).
A team of siblings can achieve a lot when their strengths complement each other. There are many brother-sister duos that have together changed the way we see the world. Among the most famous are Rahul Gandhi- Priyanka Vadra in politics and Sajid Khan-Farah Khan, Farhan Akhtar-Zoya Akhtar in Bollywood. These pairs of siblings are known to help each other and provide impetus for each other’s career. In fact, many times it is said that having a sister is akin to having another mother.
On the day of Raksha Bandhan, women go to their brothers homes with a pooja thali. They tie a rakhi to her brother and wish them all the best for his future. The rakhi symbolizes the protection and love that the brother gives to the sister. The brother on the other hand, is expected to gift something to the sister on this special day- usually sweets, electronics, apparels or so on. This festival has been celebrated in India for years and is now gaining popularity with NRIs and others. Locally too, the festival has become a secular one, with people of all religions- Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Jain or others celebrating this day to remember and appreciate the invaluable bond between brothers and sisters.
This raksha bandhan, celebrate with equal joy and prosperity with us.