Rakasha Bhandhan

August 5, 2017

 

Rakasha Bhandhan has a great history. It is also known as the festival of Sravani. In ancient times during rainy season the roads became impassable and areas got flooded. The learned scholars stayed indoors and studied Vedas and other scriptures and engaged in debates. The learned brahamins tied sacred thread on the wrists of kings and kashatriyas and asked them to ensure the safety and well being of the citizens of the land.

During the era of Rajputs the women folk tied sacred thread on the wrists of the soldiers and the braves and prayed for their safety and victory over the enemy.

Today the sisters tie a sacred thread (Rakhi) on the wrists of their brothers and pray for their long and healthy life. The brothers vow to protect their sisters from all sorts of dangers and difficulties. The festival has great tradition and has lofty principles and it is hoped that it continues to foster love among brothers and sisters all over the world.

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