Hello friends, I greet you all a very Hppy Rakshabandhan day. This day is celebrated to express sibling love and solidarity. On this day sisters tie the Rakhi thread, made of colourful beads, on the wrist of her brothers. In return the brother take the pledge of protecting her from any adversity. In the current atmosphere the day seem to have come like a breath of fresh air for all the siblings and cousines. My daughter tied ‘Rakhi’ to total of six brothers. All the sweets and host of other good foods along with the quality time spent together after such a long gap made their day.
This custom of tying the Rakhi came into existence, when women used to have a very cloistered life, they had to depend on her male relatives in every steps of her life. Now in this age of women empowerment, it’s more of a mutual pledge to be there for each other.
The festival has evolved to include the celebration of sisterly affection also, as they tie the Rakhi on each other ‘s wrist too. Rakhis and gifts are sent through mails for siblings living in long distances. The two of my daughter’s younger cousin sisters live in Delhi and Bangalore respectively. As she has recently started earning, she sent them sweets and chococolate of their choices.
In our childhood, there was a competition of outdoing each other, in tying the biggest Rakhi on our brother’s hand. Brothers also made it a point to flaunt it among his friends.
Friends, on this auspicious day let’s take a pledge to be there for each other and maintain harmony and brotherhood. Protect one another from the hardship and crisis. We acutely need this show of solidarity to come out of the trying times we are facing now.
Stay happy and blessed. Adieu for now.