Lokahitam Wishes You a Happy Raksha Bandhan
“Yena baddho Balee raajaa daanavendro mahaabalah tena twaam anubadhnaami rakshe maa chala maa chala”
Meaning: “I am tying a Rakhi on you, like the one on mighty demon king Bali. Be firm, O Rakhi, do not falter.”
Desha Raksha Samam Punyam, Desha Raksha Samam Vratam, Desha Raksha Samam Yaago, Drushtau Naivacha Naivacha…
( There is no Punya, Vrata or Yagya equivalent to protection of the country. )
On Raksha Bandhan day let us pledge to protect our country and our Dharma
Raksha Bandan also called as Rakhi is an Indian festival for brothers and sisters celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana in India.
The word Raksha means protection and Bandan means to tie.
This frail of thread of Rakhi is considered as stronger than iron chains as it binds the most beautiful relationship in an inseparable bond of love and trust. Rakhi festival also has a social significance because it underlines the notion that everybody should live in harmonious coexistence with each other.
History of Raksha Bandan:
Raksha Bandan has been an ancient festival and can be traced back to thousands(or lakhs) of years of Indian History.
It was initially started between Indra and Indra’s wife. Indra’s wife has tied a Raksha to his neck before his battle with Vritra with which he attained some divine powers and defeats Vritra in the war.
It was also tied by Goddess Laxmi to King Bali.
Later it was tied by Draupadi to Lord Sri Krishna and also between Yamuna and Yama.
It was then became a tradition to celebrate the Raksha Bandan every year by sisters and brothers.
Traditionally, sisters tie a bracelet made of interwoven red and gold threads (Rakhi) around their brothers’ wrists to celebrate their relationship.
Though, the practice is only between Sister and Brother, this is not meant only for Sister and Brothers but can be tied between any two individuals irrespective of Gender, Age, Relationship.
Also, there is a practice of saying the sentence “I protect you, you protect me and we protect our nation and our dharma.” while tieing the Rakhi.
A few Songs on Raksha Bandhan