Rakshabandhan 2013

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Re: Rakshabandhan 2013

#1 Postby sendrakhi12 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:47 pm

Raksha Bandhan is the festival of brother and sister and celebrate by these persons. In this festival brother wish to his sister for saving whole life of her. If any problem come in the way of happiness they solve with his skills. And, sister never skip to send rakhi online to near of his brother if they don't have. So, when the rakhi come they tie rakhi on his wrist. Today to many portal available which give the facility of online shopping and one of them is sendrakhi.net.

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Re: Rakshabandhan 2013

#2 Postby Aish123 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:50 pm

Rakshabandhan is a festival that is celebrated in India since ages. A festival that depicts and signifies the love of a brother and sister.

And the answer to the question regarding that this festival has a commercial aspect,, according to me the answer is a no.Today i agree that everything is seen with a commercial view point.

But things like love,respect,care shouldn't be seen by keeping money in your mind.I think festivals like rakshabandhan strenghtens the bonds of love. Tying a rakhi is just an gesture and way to express the love and care you feel for your brother & sister. It brings warmth and togetherness in relations. In our busy lives we can hardly take out time to meet our family and festivals is a way to go and bond with each other.

Everything in life can't be commercialised and especially emotions.

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Re: Rakshabandhan 2013

#3 Postby siddhartha » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:25 pm

The chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions. 'Raksha Bandhan' or 'Rakhi' is a special occasion to celebrate this emotional bonding by tying a holy thread around the wrist. This thread, which pulsates with sisterly love and sublime sentiments, is rightly called the ‘Rakhi’. It means 'a bond of protection', and Raksha Bandhan signifies that the strong must protect the weak from all that’s evil.

The ritual is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravan, on which sisters tie the sacred Rakhi string on their brothers' right wrists, and pray for their long life. Rakhis are ideally made of silk with gold and silver threads, beautifully crafted embroidered sequins, and studded with semi precious stones.

History about Rakhi ; -

The strong bond represented by Rakhi has resulted in innumerable political ties among kingdoms and princely states. The pages of Indian history testify that the Rajput and Maratha queens have sent Rakhis even to Mughal kings who, despite their differences, have assuaged their Rakhi-sisters by offering help and protection at critical moments and honoured the fraternal bond. Even matrimonial alliances have been established between kingdoms through the exchange of Rakhis. History has it that the great Hindu King Porus refrained from striking Alexander, the Great because the latter’s wife had approached this mighty adversary and tied a Rakhi on his hand, prior to the battle, urging him not to hurt her husband.

In this era every festival has been commercialized however it has been part of life so we should enjoy it.

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Re: Rakshabandhan 2013

#4 Postby HR-Shivi » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:24 am

'Rakshabandhan' or 'Rakhi' is a special occasion to celebrate this emotional bonding by tying a holy thread around the wrist. It means 'a bond of protection', and Rakshabandhan signifies that the strong must protect the weak from all that’s evil.

Rakhi festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year. Girls start preparations and shopping quite early. They shop for new clothes and buy rakhis, especially the ones that have to be sent to the brothers staying far. Sisters unable to meet their brothers send Rakhi by post along with greeting cards or through e-mails, e-cards, and mobile SMSs. Nothing on this day can stop the overflowing emotions of sisterly and brotherly love. Being a girl, I personally enjoy this festival the most and does not stand with the thought of "commercial gimmick".

Rakhi is not only a symbol of bond relationship between sisters and brothers but nowadays is also a sign of warmth and compassion shared between the communities. This brings love, unity and brotherhood within communities of various faith and traditions. It evokes the feeling of humanity and concern for others with whom we share our lives in the society.

The festival of Rakshabandhan assumes all forms of protection, righteousness, friendship, well being and destroyer of all sin. The rakhi tying ritual has become so much a part of the families that come what may, brothers and sisters try to reach out to each other on this particular day bringing back the memories of togetherness and emotional bonding of the family. Rakhi festival not only strengthens the bond of love and affection between brothers and sisters but also brings friends and strangers closer.

Thus, while celebrating Rakshabandhan one should not forget the love aspect which unites the two souls in deep sacred relationship via a simple thread. After understanding the deeper thought of this feast let us not make this festival a mere custom or modern trend for the civilization of today instead may it become an eternal promise of protection and love in the ages to come. :mrgreen:

“May all be happy
May all be free from ills
May all behold only the good
May none be in distress.” :)

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Re: Rakshabandhan 2013

#5 Postby Biyatris » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:06 am

Celebrated on the full moon day in the Hindu calendar month of Sharavan, Raksha Bandhan is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of India.
It is a day that symbolises the sacred relationship between a brother and sister. Literally translated, raksha means protection while bandhan means bond. Raksha Bandhan, therefore, signifies the bond of love out which comes a sense of security and protection.

Rakhi festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year. The preparations for celebration of Rakhi, which is one of the most awaited festival in India, starts much earlier than the day it falls.Though now Rakhi is considered as a sister and brother festival, it was not always so. There have been examples in history where in rakhi has just been a raksha or protection. It could be tied by wife, a daughter or mother. The priests tied rakhi to the people who came seeking their blessings. The sages tied the sacred thread to themselves to safeguard themselves from the evil power. Rakhi is not only a symbol of fond relationship between sisters and brothers but nowadays is also a sign of warmth and compassion shared between the communities. This brings love, unity and brotherhood within communities of various faith and traditions.But I think today more than showing love,respect and the bond between brothers and sisters it is just becoming a festival in words and celebrations without meaning..!!Due to busy schedules & changing technology most of us dont have time to meet the siblings.But we fulfill the need of Rakhi by courrier it or sending it online.Here,the actual bond that we had in the past has reduced but then also we are not ready to accept it...and we used to find excuses in the name of "time" or "generation gap" :roll:

Now,it is high time to change from robots to a human being..!! while celebrating Raksha Bandhan one should not forget the love aspect which unites the two souls in deep sacred relationship via a simple thread. It strengthens the bond of giving oneself for the sake of other not only in the times of difficulties and sorrows, but also in moments of joy and happiness. Having had understood the deeper nuances of this feast let us not make this festival a mere custom or modern trend for the civilization of today instead may it become an eternal promise of protection and love in the ages to come. :|

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Re: Rakshabandhan 2013

#6 Postby Nakul123 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:45 am

Rakhi Festival of this year 2013 is coming on Tuesday. So, we can plan with our brother or sister to moving out and surprise them. With a wonderful plan we can take our sister for a movie or plan a party for them, So that they remember this wonderful and cherish able movement throughout their life. This is one of those rare ancient cultural occasions that do not limit the rituals to a brother and a sister.

Raksha Bandhan is the festival of Brothers and sisters where sisters tie the rakhi on their brother’s wrist and they put tika on their forehead it’s a tradition where sisters have to do this ,and brothers have to give them some gift to their sisters as it may be anything which their sisters like and have to take a pledge that we will take care of our sister for whole life whenever she needs us we are there to support here in any kind of circumstances .

2 Guys Were Following 2 Girls
Both Girls Took Rakhi & Tied To Their Hands.

1st Guy To Second-What Will We Do Now?

2nd Guy-U Marry My Sis,
I Will Marry Ur Sis

It’s a festival where brother sisters meet together at one place and enjoy the movement like anything they have fun eat together if sister is married then they come to their brothers home to tie the rakhi on their wrist . This festival is simply awesome where you cannot stop brothers and sisters from enjoying this wonderful festival. This festival brings lot of happiness in sisters face as they know that they will be getting lot of gifts and sweets from their brothers , So they are bit excited that last year we got this what will we get this year ,it’s really a surprise for them that what will be they getting from their brothers this year. And it’s a wonderful feeling that if you have a sister you can share each and every thing with her because she is a best friend , best sister and of course if she is elder than you then you best guardian to support you in each and every aspect of life. You cannot share everything with your parents and brothers but you can share with your sister who is the support model for you in your life. So always take good care of your sisters and if some women is in trouble always help her .You will definitely get a good success in life.

“So always respect women’s whether she is your mother , sister ,wife or you don’t know but that women wants help from you so always help them ,because you never know that when can your mother or sister can need help ,if you help other you will definitely get a positive response from others when your belongings need help…..”

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Re: Rakshabandhan 2013

#7 Postby pearl » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:23 am

India has become a hub for multi-cultural religiosity and celebrations, among which Rakshabandhan is one of the beautiful festival, which show love affection & care in the most strongest relationship of life i.e brother & sister.

This ritual is meant to signify their love and that both are looking out for each other. Today, the festival goes much beyond real brothers and sisters to any two individuals who enjoy a deep relationship. Raksha Bandhan also has a great history and the essence of the same is depicted in various stories, which have been passed from generations. In rakshabandhan sister ties a rakhi, comprising sacred threads, on her brother's wrist. Though now Rakhi is considered as a sister and brother festival, it was not always so. There have been examples in history where in rakhi has just been a raksha or protection. It could be tied by wife, a daughter or mother.

Today meaning of love & affection has changed to expensive gifts, but I wont say its a a commercial gimmick. Its like all other festivals, where family unites & celebrate the one with utmost joy... In a fast moving life, festivals are like a speed breaker, which gives opportunity to be together.

I believe, it is most beautiful festival, where siblings express their love towards each other, despite of being biggest enemies through out their childhood..., who have fought for toys & protected each other by standing for each other in difficult times. They define unity a new meaning... I love this festival... :)

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Re: Rakshabandhan 2013

#8 Postby Yatin » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:39 am

Raksha Bandhan - A bond of love or a commercial gimmick

Let me begin with reminding you of a well known phenomenon.

When we see a RED flower in white light, it appears red to us, and when we see the same flower in blue light, it appears black.

My purpose of bringing this fact to your notice is that everything in existence has more than one aspect. It is the difference of point of view and perception that gives rise to several interpretations of an existence.

Life is more or less filled with stress , responsibilities, competition and work. In this daily battle with life, we often forget to cherish our relationships which are meant to be an integral part of and the reason to life.

These specially marked occasions and celebrations bring you back to life out of your monotonous schedule.

For some, this might be a commercial gimmick but I don't conceive this prospect of Raksha Bandhan to be a necessary part of it. For me, this is a day of expression and expression may or may nor be materialistic. A day with my siblings is a refreshing experience that makes me feel alive and recalls the innocent childhood memories recollecting my love for my brothers and sisters. A simple piece of thread or an expensive Rakhi is not at all the matter of importance for me. The thought behind this day of Raksha Bandhan is what I admire.

The crust of my writing is that we must treasure the idea of an occassion but not obligate the materialism accompanying it.

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Re: Rakshabandhan 2013

#9 Postby shreya » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:32 pm

“Raksha Bandhan”…. The festival of tying a thread on the wrist of brother by a sister…

I like this concept of tying a thread for protection but I don’t have a deep faith in it. The festival may have religious and traditional significance in the past but in today's age it nothing but a commercial activity. ”…. I don’t want to pass Judgment on anyone or hurt sentiments but this is my personal view. It maybe because I am a single Child…. :? :?
For me, the sibling affection, caring and love was and is a continuous process not limited to a day.
Why do we need men to do our “Raksha”? I don’t need one. I have never relied on any man for protection. Emotionally and mentally women are stronger than men and many a time these brothers need our “protection” than the reverse. It is time they tied the “sacred thread” if at all on the wrists on their capable strong sisters.
I understand that these festivals are normally times for all to get together and relax, after all India is a country of Festivals and I am not against that. What irritates me is the attitude of certain brothers towards their sisters when it comes to their freedom, freedom to think and make choices for their lives etc. It is actually more of a man – woman thing than sibling attitude.
We Girls don’t need a gate-keeper, do we? All their lives girls face barriers and restrictions and many brothers just do not let the sisters decide for themselves. I find this contradictory that on one hand they check the very essence of the lives of their sisters on the pretext of protection and honor and on the other want them to follow tradition and worship them. In my opinion it is a kind of “male worship”... :roll: :roll:
It hurts me when I see my domestic help’s daughter getting a second-hand treatment from the family when it comes to choosing between her and the brothers. The boys, at very tender age of about 10-12, starts believing that they are superior to the sister and have the unsaid right to dominate her. They get the best of food, clothes and unrestricted freedom which is completely denied to the sister and they approve of it by putting it under the cover of “protection and honor”. Don’t you think it’s pathetic…
:roll: :roll:

In Nutshell I would like to say that, ~~ Relationship starts from heart and ends in the heart…
Just the 2 knots you tie don’t mark the respect for a brother’s relationship...
But all that you do throughout life mark all the respect and love…. ~~
:ugeek: :ugeek:

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Re: Rakshabandhan 2013

#10 Postby jonesd » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:33 pm

The festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread, which comes in many colors and designs, by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her as she presents sweets to him. The brother usually presents his sister with an envelope filled with money, though other presents such as saris and clothing can be given


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