Happy Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is the bond of thread

This festival represents the beautiful bond between brother and sister so raksha bandhan is the bond of thread. Many parts of the world people celebrate this festival. In Indian siblings celebrated this festival with great zeal as siblings day . Also raksha bandhan is celebrated on Full Moon day of Shravana month of  hindu luni-solar calendar. This day falls in the month of august as  in Gregorian calendar .

What does it represent ?

Raksha bandhan is a combination of two words where Raksha means ” protection” and bandhan means “to tie knot”. In particular , it represents the eternal love between a brother and sister and its purity to bloodline. However  brothers and sisters are like best friends and they know everything about each other.

The purity of rakhi and the knot is such that even with sharing bloodline they share the relationship of brother and sister. Just by believing that the person is the brother to whom she is tying the rakhi. There is nothing more than trust . While tying the Knot she prays for his prosperity, health and wellbeing. Mostly the brother in return offers a gift to his sister . He also  takes vow to protect his sister from any harm and under any circumstance. 

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Ancient History of Rakhi  according to Vedas and Puranas

Indra and Indrani

Indrani is wife of Indra who is king of heaven but was very rude in his behavior.  Moreover he  always insults demons who were his half brother. To take revenge on Indra, the demon plans to kill him.  So that he could get the punishment for his ego and partiality . Therefore Indrani (Sachi) the wife of Indra prays to lord Vishnu to save his husband. She ties the cotton thread on Indira’s wrist . This thread  was a gift from Lord Vishnu  which represents love. Considering this, people also celebrate this day by tieing a thread on their husband’s wrist when they are leaving for war.

King Bali and Goddess Lakshmi

King Bali is grandson of Prahalad who was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. The Bhagavata Purana and Vishnu Purana  depict a story about Lord Vishnu.  Actually Vishnu came in Baman avatar and asked for 3 feet of land from Bali. In the first place  he agreed to it. Then Lord Vishnu put one foot on earth , the second foot on sky covering the whole universe. In addition ,  Lord Vishnu asks him .  Where should he  keep his third foot. Eventually Bali recognize him.  He said please put it on my head.  Also he  request him to stay with him in his palace . Meanwhile Lord Vishnu accepts his request. And they start to live together in that palace. 

Goddess Lakshmi  who is wife of lord Vishnu want him to stay in his abode  Vaikuntha.  In addition she is missing her husband. So She approaches King Bali in a disguised woman who is seeking shelter as her husband is staying away from her . As King Bali is very generous , he opens his doors for her . In fact Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity.  As a result  king Bali also gains wealth and prosperity .On this full moon day  she tied a rakhi and made King Bali her brother. King Bali ask  Goddess Lakshmi what in return she wanted as a gift from him . Goddess Lakshmi wants her husband to be free from the vow. Because of the vow he cannot return to his adobe.

Quotes on Rakhi for sister

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply.

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.

Its a promise of your brother that no matter what, I will always support and love you. Happy Raksha Bandhan!

I am glad to receive the most precious gift from God that is you sister!! Loads of love & Happy Raksha Bandhan!

Quotes on Rakhi For brothers

My dear brother, you are the reason for my smile. I thank the universe for choosing me your sister.

No one can love, respect, tease, protect and understand me as you do my good-looking brother. Happy Raksha Bandhan!

Life is beautiful because you are a part of my life dear brother. Happy Raksha Bandhan.

This Raksha Bandhan, I pray to God to give my handsome brother good health, long life, the world of happiness, positivity, peace and all that he desires for. Happy Raksha Bandhan to my lovely brother!!

Quotes on siblings

Our bond of love is forever. No one can listen and understand me like you do dear sister. Thanks for being the most amazing friend and a dear sister. Thanks for caring about me like a mother and love me the most. I am very grateful to have you in my life.

What we learn from this ?

Sisters and brothers represent the blood line . Celebration of purity of relationship. Therefore Raksha Bandhan is the bond of thread

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