Day 26: Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan

Today, it was not a moment of happiness but a whole day of laughter, love and fun. Before I progress with the post, it is important to say a bit about what Raksha Bandhan is and why we celebrate it for the foreigner readers right?

Raksha Bandhan literally means to tie a knot of protection. It is a Hindu festival where a sister ties a Rakhi (a decorated thread these days but can be a simple thread too) on her brother's wrist and he promises her of protection and all the duties as a brother. For all the historical references, detailed explanations and origin, you can simply go through this article on Wikipedia.

After getting it tied from my sister, we went over to cousin's place and with so many cousins and family, it had to be fun especially when all of us share an amazing bond with each other. Other than celebrating the ritual, there was a lot of laughter, a lot of sweets, a lot of chit-chatting and ultimately a lot of fun. A Chinese dinner to end the day was a topping on the whole of it.

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August 12, 2014 at 1:42 AM delete

Sounds like a beautiful tradition. And a whole day of fun, love and laughter is a magnificent gift.

August 12, 2014 at 1:51 AM delete

Sounds like a nice tradition

Anmol Rawat
August 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM delete

Yeah. Thank you for dropping by :)


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