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"Har ilzam ka haqdar vo hame bana jati hai,
Har khata ki
saza vo hume bata jaati hai,
Hum har baar khamosh rah jate hai,
Kkyonki who har baar
Raksha Bandhan ka darr dikha jaati hai."
The Meaning of Raksha Bandhan: ~
Relationships are the essence of any festivity and it holds true for
any Indian festival. Each occasion brings the family together which
calls for a celebration. Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of one such
relation - that of a brother and a sister. Raksha Bandhan is a festival
which celebrates the bond of affection between brothers and sisters. It
is a day when siblings pray for each others' well being and wish for
each others' happiness and goodwill. The name 'Raksha Bandhan' suggests
'a bond of protection'. On this auspicious day, brothers make a promise
to their sisters to protect them from all harms and troubles and the
sisters pray to God to protect their brother from all evil.
Raksha Bandhan in History: ~
The traditional Hindu festival 'Raksha Bandhan' (knot of protection) was
came into origin about 6000 years back when Aryans created first
civilization - The Indus Valley Civilization. With many languages and
cultures, the traditional method to Rakhi festival celebration differs from
place to place across India. Following are some historical evidences of
Raksha Bandhan celebration from the Indian history.
Lord Krishna & Draupathi: ~
In order to protect the good people, Lord Krishna killed the evil King
Shishupal. Krishna was hurt during the war and left with bleeding finger.
Seeing this, Draupathi had torn a strip of cloth from her sari and tied
around his wrist to stop the bleeding. Lord Krishna, realizing her
affections and concern about him, declared himself bounded by her sisterly
love. He promised her to repay this debt whenever she need in future. Many
years later, when the pandavas lost Draupathi in the game of dice and
Kauravas were removing her saari, Krishna helped her divinely elongating the
saari so that they could not remove it.
Edited by nidha1983 - 25 August 2010 at 11:01pm