Saturday, September 20, 2008

Raksha Bandhan

All these days, I believed in a fact that the Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) is celebrated between brothers and sisters. After I joined Sangha Parivar I learnt that, it can be celebrated by anyone who cares for each other. Rakhi is celebrated by tying the holy thread to each other.
Raksha Bandhan means a bond of protection,love and care. There are many stories on how it’s started. I will narrate few of them.
1. Indra's fight with Vritra - Indra, the king of devtas (gods), had lost his kingdom to the asura (demon) Vritra. At the behest of his Guru Brihaspati, Indra's wife Shachi tied a thread around her husband's wrist to ensure his victory in the upcoming duel.
2. Draupadi and Krishna during the Rajsuya yagya - After Shishupal's death, Krishna was left with a bleeding finger. Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas, had torn a strip of silk off her sari and tied it around Krishna's wrist to stop the flow of blood. Touched by her concern, Krishna had declared himself bound to her by her love. He further promised to repay the debt many fold. Many years later when Draupudi was about to be shamed by being disrobed in front of the whole court by her evil brother-in-law Duryodhana, she called on Krishna to help her, and he did by divinely elongating her sari so it could not be removed.
But in Sangha Parivar we believe every one in this country belongs to same family and it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect each other to build a strong nation….

This year we celebrated this festival at many places. More than 20 people tied me a Rakhi.
Here is the picture of Rakhi(The holy Tread)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. Now you can Send Rakhis to India
    and Rakhi Gifts to India online through this website http://www.sendrakhistoindia.com

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