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Posted: August 12, 2006 in Festival
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Rakhi Day is Righteous Day

A.P.J.Abdul Kalam (President of India )

This full moon day our hearts are in brim
Feeling of faith and serenity in mind.
We light the lamps and our hearts glow
Radiance of happiness and peace are in flow.
Harmonious homes are like streams of joy
Flowing and flourishing the landscape en route.
Nobility in heart and character in deed
Righteous homes alone make a beautiful State.
Sisters will tie the thread on the brothers
Abiding them to do only what is right and clean.
Put the Kumkum and blessed rice on the head
Where will dwell right thoughts and noble action.


To all brothers and sisters : wish you all a very joyous “Raksha Bandhan” and
God bless you all.

This festival celebrates and reaffirms the special relationship between sisters and brothers. On this occasion, sisters tie a thread/decorated band around their brother’s wrists.

There are many legends behind this festival. I don’t know them all as I am not well versed in Hindu mythology.

However, I know that when sisters tie it on brother’s wrists, it signifies their eternal love,and a promise that a brother makes to his sister to protect, and care for her forever.

I know of historical instances where a queen of one kingdom tied rakhi to kings of opposing neighbouring kingdoms such that they wouldn’t attack the ones belonging to her husband.

You are right, its the intention behind all this. Its crazy how brothers and sisters,who are at loggerheads with each other at other time, become so emotional around this time