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Raksha Bandhan

“As a very platonic country, festivals are at the heart of people’s live in India. Here multiple and huge festivals celebrated throughout the year and all traditions can be seen of Indian culture. However, festivals may be observed with acts of worship, offerings to deities, fasting, rituals, fairs, charity, celebrations, Puja, Aarti and so on.
And here festivals are celebrated to a large extent and some of them are Diwali, Holi, Dusshera, Onam, Gurupurab, Pongal, Baisakhi, Navratri, Durga Puja, Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi etc. Along with this all fests are celebrated with full of fervor and gladness in whole over the India and in some other parts of world also.
Moreover, Raksha Bandhan festival is also one of them which is celebrated to a large extent among Hindus everywhere. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the day of Rakhi Purnima. Raksha Bandhan is the combination of two words, Raksha and Bandhan. Raksha means protection and Bandhan means bond. Apart from this, it is also known as Rakhi or Rakhri. Likewise, it is the mere festival popular for brother-Sister bonding and which represents the love between brother-sister. On this day, so many activities are done to make that moments memorable.
However, Brother and Sister both wear new clothes on the day of rakhi and get ready for the main ceremony of this day.On this day Sister ties a rakhi on brother’s wrist and during Rakhi, the sister performs Aarti (prayer), As well as she interpolate tilak on his head and Sister offers some sweets to her brother and wish his well being. Moreover, in return brother gives gift or money to Sister and oaths to defend the sister.
On this day, whole market is full of latest designed Rakhis and due to the coming of newly developed tendancy, it is really hard to find the traditional ‘Resham Ki Dori’ or silk thread Rakhi in the market. But, the bond among brother and sister has simply changed due to this living effect. As well as so many rituals and traditions are also followed on this day. And here i am sharing a history about Raksha Bandhan of Lord krishna and Draupathi.
In order to protect the good people, Lord Krishna killed the evil King Shishupal. Krishna was hurt during the war and left with bleeding finger. Seeing this, Draupathi torn a strip of cloth from her saari and tied around his wrist to stop the bleeding. Lord Krishna, realizing her affections and concern about him, declared himself bounded by her sisterly love. He promised her to repay this debt whenever she need in future. Many years later, when the pandavas lost Draupathi in the game of dice and Kauravas were removing her saari, Krishna helped her divinely elongating the saari so that they could not remove it.
Apart from that, if we follow our traditions on festivals then it can be a good impact also on our children and with the help of this we can pass our culture to our next generation and can continue our culture in future also. Likewise, There is another festival as similar to Raksha bandhan i.e Bhaidooj which just comes after Diwali.

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