Happy Raksha Bandhan Wishes And Quotes For Dear Brother
A day is said to be remarkable when it is special, so consider the best days and send your brother, happy raksha bandhan wishes quotes
What is Raksha Bandhan ?
Raksha bandhan, is a popular, traditionally Hindu, annual rite, or ceremony, which is central to a festival of the same name, celebrated in India, Nepal and other parts of South Asia, and among people around the world influenced by Hindu culture.
On this day, sisters of all ages tie a talisman, or amulet, called the rakhi, around the wrists of their brothers, symbolically protecting them, receiving a gift in return, and traditionally investing the brothers with a share of the responsibility of their potential care.
When Raksha Bandhan is celebrated?
Raksha Bandhan is observed on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shravana, which typically falls in August.
The expression "Raksha Bandhan," Sanskrit, literally, "the bond of protection, obligation, or care," is now principally applied to this ritual.
Until the mid-20th-century, the expression was more commonly applied to a similar ritual, also held on the same day, with precedence in ancient Hindu texts
In which a domestic priest ties amulets, charms, or threads on the wrists of his patrons, or changes their sacred thread, and receives gifts of money; in some places, this is still the case.
In contrast, the sister-brother festival, with origins in folk culture, had names which varied with location, with some rendered as Saluno,Silono,and Rakri.
A ritual associated with Saluno included the sisters placing shoots of barley behind the ears of their brothers.
Of special significance to married women, Raksha Bandhan is rooted in the practice of territorial or village exogamy, in which a bride marries out of her natal village or town, and her parents, by custom, do not visit her in her married home.
In rural north India, where village exogamy is strongly prevalent, large numbers of married Hindu women travel back to their parents' homes every year for the ceremony.
Their brothers, who typically live with the parents or nearby, sometimes travel to their sisters' married home to escort them back. Many younger married women arrive a few weeks earlier at their natal homes and stay until the ceremony.
The brothers serve as lifelong intermediaries between their sisters' married and parental homes,as well as potential stewards of their security.
In urban India, where families are increasingly nuclear, the festival has become more symbolic, but continues to be highly popular.
The rituals associated with this festival have spread beyond their traditional regions and have been transformed through technology and migration,the movies, social interaction,and promotion by politicized Hinduism,as well as by the nation state.
Among women and men who are not blood relatives, there is also a transformed tradition of voluntary kin relations, achieved through the tying of rakhi amulets, which have cut across caste and class lines, and Hindu and Muslim divisions.]
In some communities or contexts, other figures, such as a matriarch, or a person in authority, can be included in the ceremony in ritual acknowledgement of their good deed.
Importance of Rakhi :
The significance of Raksha Bandhan festival is huge in our country. It is celebrated no lesser than any other festival, as it is dedicated to the love of a sister and her brother. It holds immense importance in Hinduism.
The name of the festival, Raksha Bandhan is made up of two words, Raksha (Protection) and Bandhan (Relation).
On this day, a sister ties ‘Rakhi’ around her brother’s wrist while the brother undertakes an oath to protect his sister until death. He vows to stand by his sister through thick and thin.
Sisters tie the sacred thread around the wrists of brothers is a symbol of attachment, meant to strengthen their bond of love. Choosing and buying selective ‘Rakhi’ for her brother, we see every sister overwhelmed with joy on this occasion.
Sweets are prepared the night before the celebration.Every member of the family rises early for the rituals that begin in the morning.
A special thali is prepared for the puja ceremony and is beautifully decorated with ‘roli’, rice grains, ‘diya’, sweets and rakhis.
Sisters who are the only child of their parents or those who do not have a brother as a sibling usually performs the rituals with a cousin or somebody who she claims to be her brother.
This festival helps siblings realize the importance of growing up together. Rakhi is the important thing in the relationship between a brother and a sister .