Raksha Bandhan, is a famous, customarily Hindu ritual or function. It is a yearly vital celebration in India, Nepal and different places of the Indian subcontinent. This year Rakhi 2020 falls on 3rd August.
Rakhi is a celebration that commends the connection among brothers and sisters, and families, on the full moon of the Hindu month of Shravan (Shravan Poornima), or around July and August. This day is likewise called Brother and Sister Day.
Reasons for the Celebration
There are different stories connected with the past folklore of the Hindu religion. Individuals accept and follow various stories from an earlier time to celebrate raksha bandhan. Here are some of the stories:
- In Mahabharata, once Lord Krishna cut his finger when he had sent his Sudarshan Chakra to behead Shishupala. That time Draupadi, who was viewing the whole episode, tears a piece of her saree and wraps his bleeding finger. Consequently, Krishna vowed to help her out when required. That is the story behind the security Krishna gives during the unceremonious undressing of Draupadi. Krishna made her saree ceaseless, protecting her dignity. Tying a rakhi therefore symbolizes care and love of a sister for her brother, and brother’s duty to protect his sister.
- Bahadur Shah, Sultan of Gujarat was upto invade and assault Chittor. Rani Karnawati who was the widowed queen, understood that shielding her land from the intrusion was impractical for her. In lieu of security and help, she sent a Rakhi to the Mughal Emperor, Humayun.
On accepting the rakhi, the Emperor was overpowered and emotional. He, alongside his soldiers, promptly set out to shield Chittor from the attack. Unfortunately, he was unable to reach on time. Bahadur Shah till then arrived at the fort. All the ladies, in the fort including Rani Karnawati, had performed Jauhar then.
Humayun, on arriving at the post, battled with Bahadur Shah and removed him from the land. The empire was given over to Rani Karnawati’s child, Vikramjeet Singh. From that point, the demonstration of a sister tying a rakhi on the wrist of her brother shows life-time security from him.
- Goddess Parvati grew up with the expectation of wedding Lord Shiva. However Shiva would not acknowledge her as his partner because of the loss of his wife Sati. Parvati took to serious meditation so as to refine her senses, actuate her chakras with the goal that she could get eligible to marry the Lord. To assist her with achieving her objective, Lord Vishnu requested that her tie a rakhi on his wrist, so that as her brother he could expel all the hurdles coming her way. Legend has it, that for Shiva and Parvati’s divine marriage, Lord Vishnu played out all the functions that a lady’s brother should perform.
Celebration amid Lockdown
As there is a situation of crisis around the world, festivals shall be celebrated with following rules. Amid pandemic lockdown, postal services are available to post a rakhi to brothers from sisters.
This year, people are also making homemade rakhis and sweets. Those who stay near can visit their sister’s house while following precautionary rules. Meanwhile, who are far away to reach can celebrate the day through video calls.
- A very Happy Raksha Bandhan to the person who annoys me the most yet the one who I love the most.
- This Raksha Bandhan here’s reminding you that I am just a call away. You and I may be far, but there’s nothing that can keep us apart. Happy Rakhi 2020!!
- Countless memories to cherish, uncountable situations to laugh and myriad reasons to have you in my life. Thank you for being my little sweetheart—a very Happy and a blissful Raksha Bandhan to you.
- When you tie Rakhi on my wrist and when every time I see it, this reminds me of all the lovely memories we had together. Happy Raksha Bandhan dear sister!
- You are the best friend for life! Happy Rakhi 2020, my sweetest brother!
- I can’t imagine my life without you, my sister. This message is to tell you how much you mean to me. Here’s sending my warm wishes and a teddy hug!!
- To my awesome brother, Happy Raksha Bandhan! Today we celebrate you!
- Happy Raksha Bandhan To My Brother. Thank you for being my built-in best friend for life.
- This Raksha Bandhan, I promise I shall be there for you, as I have been since childhood. Happy Rakhi to my bundle of joy.
- The festival of Raksha Bandhan is to cherish the beautiful memories and strengthen the bond we share.