RAKSHA BADHANA – RAKHI FESTIVAL

RAKSHA BANDHAN – RAKHI

 

RAKSHA BADHANA – RAKHI FESTIVAL 

We, Indians, like many in many countries of world, are fortunate to have different festivals which we celebrate with religious fervour and devotion. Festivals may be different but there is a commonality of feelings which is emoted during these festivals; which is indeed mesmerizing. That is the beauty which binds us  together with a common Thread of Love and Care for each other.

 

With this intention in mind, I’ve penned down a poem on RAKSHA BANDHAN – RAKHI which is various known / described in different parts of INDIA but with the commonality of LOVE BETWEEN BROTHER & SISTER.  Do comments, I love your comments.

 

RAKSHA BANDHAN – RAKHI

 

 

Rich in cultural traditions,

India with its varied festivals,

Keep reminding the multitudes,

Of the importance of the festivals,

Based sometime by changed seasons,

Or some sacred religious occasions,

Other times based purely on human emotions,

Whilst there is a need to revive relationships.

 

 

RAKSHA BANDHAN is the festival,

Whilst sister ties the sacred thread around her brother’s wrist,

Held in the Hindu month of Shravan,

Witnessed by the auspicious FULL MOON FROM THE HEAVEN,

Profuse with sisterly adoration,

And awe-inspiring sentiment of brotherly affection,

A festival of deep bond of emotion,

Wherein a brother promises fortification,

Of weak from any danger unforeseen ,

An ultimate ‘bond of protection’ though unwritten,

Yet this thread is not an ordinary twine,

But solemn undertaking,

Rakhi is not mere a knot between blood related brothers and sisters,

It is knot between neighbours,

And other society members,

To keep the fabric of society unharmed,

To ensure communal harmony,

History is replete with examples,

Rajputs & Maratha queens sent rankhis,

To the Mughal kings,

And won their assistance at the time critical,

 

 

Such is the power of this ordinary thread,

That it can keep even adversaries united.

 

O our All powerful Creator,

Thee who can do anything anywhere,

Knot the world community with thy Holy Thread,

So that all live in peace and concord.

 

 

HARBANS KHAJURIA

 

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “RAKSHA BADHANA – RAKHI FESTIVAL

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  2. interesting celebration that starts from the brother/sister bond and goes out to the community. your poem shows the thread that binds everyone in love. nice. thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. All the festivals – may these be GOOD FRIDAY, IED, OR ANY OTHER RELIGIOUS FESTIVALs, all without exception are for making us humans to realize that we should keep our head clear and think all to be same from the single human race, despite difference in colour or creed.

      But every other thing like, birth, growth and finally death come commonly to all who have come to this earth as living being. Then why to have any difference!

      Rakhi or any other festival should bind us together. It is for everybody under the sun.

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