Hello lovelies! Happy Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi to all who are celebrating! This day is very special to me and my family, so allow me to tell you a little bit about the celebration!
Raksha Bandhan means “bond of protection.” It comes from the Sanskrit word rakhi, which refers to a form of thread bracelet that sisters wrap around the wrists of their brothers as a token of gratitude for their protection.
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated to renew and strengthen the filial bond of peace and love. First, each member of the family makes an offering to their respective divinities. Then I tied a Rakhi around my brother (Neel’s) wrist, chanted prayer, and marked his forehead with Kumkum powder. I basically prayed for his health, and he reciprocated by promising to protect me.
I KNOW, IT’S SO WHOLESOME :’)
Sacred verses from Hindu scriptures are also read aloud during the ceremony. Once I had tied the Rakhi around my brother’s wrist, I would traditionally feed him sweets in exchange for money. It’s cash day for being a good sister, haha!
The overall vibes from Raksha Bandhan are positive and happy, so it’s one of my favourite days of the year.
Thank you for taking the time to read this! Have a wonderful day, week, month, year and beyond!
With all my love,