28 August, 2007

Happy Raksha Bandhan .....

The festival of Rakhi finds its essence and significance in the relationship shared between a brother and a sister. Like any other Indian festival, Raksha Bandhan is an occasion that joins families and loved ones together. The celebration of rakhi is the celebration of togetherness and love. The importance given to the sibling relationship is highlighted with the celebration of the festival of raksha bandhan.

On the day of Rakhi, brothers and sisters pray for each other's well-being and happiness. The meaning of the word Raksha Bandhan is the 'a bond of protection' as brothers pledge to protect their sisters from all harms and troubles and the sister prays for the protection of her brother from all evil.

Although Rakhi signifies the bond between a brother and a sister, it is also a symbol of warmth and compassion shared between communities as a whole. Some people tie Rakhis to neighbors and close friends signifying the special bond shared between them.

As people reach out on this day, Raksha Bandhan becomes a day that binds families in the oneness of this festival.














"The two of you are more than just acquaintances...
.... you are cut from the same fabric.
The two of you may appear to be sewn in a different pattern ....
.... but you do have a common thread that won't be broken ....
.... by people or years or distance."

"God Bless you both."


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26 voice(s) said so:

Kodi's Mom said...

goosebumps all over!!!
may the bro-sis bond stay strong!

Tharini said...

that's beatiful pictures G! was the rakhee also crafted by you guys? looks very pretty...and how handsome dopey has grown! wishing him lots of good times in school!

anja said...

just visiting but I wanted to say the rakhi pics of your kids are very cute=)

mnamma said...

Very cute pictures Gauri! The rakhi looks beautiful too.Wishing Apu and Abhay to celebrate rakshabandhan like this for years and years to come!

Gauri said...

K's Mom, Anja, mnamma : Thanks a ton.

T : Thanks a lot. Yes - the rakhee was crafted at home. Post coming up a while later on Project Rakhi.

Kalyan said...

Nice post & some very lovely photos...Really Beautiful!

Poppins said...

What adorable pictures Gauri. God bless your beautiful family *lump in throat that won't go away*

Swati said...

WOW..lovely pics , lovely words and beautiful rakhi

rbdans said...

Beautiful pictures. It brings back sweet memories.
It has been almost 10 years since I tied rakhi personally on my bro's hands. Its sent by post!

Mystic Margarita said...

Lovely pictures and a lovelier family. God bless to all of you.

Gauri said...

Kalyan, Poppins, Rbdans, Swati, Mystic Margarita : Thanks a lot :-)

Just Like That said...

Hey, Blogger swallowed my comment!

That was such a lovely post, Gauri. The pics brought a lump to my throat, honestly, both of them look so sweet.

GOD BLESS indeed with many many years of love.

Ardra said...

Dear Gauri!
had a lot to catch up with here...
lvoed each post-
aaa...yes- My Onam went fine...amma and achhan had come over- we made all the regular 'sadya' items and distributed among our friends...

( still if u'd like to know how I feel abt festivals pls go to an old blog of mine:
http://ormakaliloode.blogspot.com/2005/10/festivals-and-celebrations.html)

btw, have voted for you. :-)

luv
ardra

Moppet's Mom said...

Beautiful!

dipali said...

lovely

Krishnapriyacr said...

Very touching....May the bro-sis bond get stronger and stronger over the years to come!!

WhatsInAName said...

sweet post :)
sweeter pics !!!

God bless them both

Varsha said...

Cute pics!! And lovely rakhi...looks home made.

BTW I am a parlekar... you too?!

choxbox said...

hi gauri, am a bit late in the day (see now my blog takes up time - it was better before, i could happily read all my favourite blogs!)

anyway am here to say - lovely pix and lovely post. touch wood.

Gauri said...

JLT, Moppet's Mom, Dipali, KP, Whatsinaname : Thank you :-)

Ardra : You are such a dear. Thanks for the vote :-) . Good to know that you had a wonderful Onam. Will be over to read up on the link you sent me.

Varsha : Thanks. Yes - the rakhi was made at home. Post coming up next. I spent the first 23 years of my life in Vile Parle too :-) So yes, I am a Parlekar :-) Would love to catch up with you when in Bombay next.

Gauri said...

Choxbox : Thanks :-) But now that you've started your blog, it gives us more matter to read :-).

~nm said...

Thats just so awesome!! You did such a wonderful job there! No rakhi would be as precious as this one for sure!

P.S. Sorry for posting a comment so late. Had been MIA (Missing In Action) for few weeks.

bhavneshwar said...

Raksha bandhan festival is a very important for all brother and sisters.Really a very good picture in
Send Rakhi to India festival. This festival holds a special place in the hearts of Indians in India as well as around the world.

dilip vala said...

Raksha bandhan is celebrated with fervor and joy all over the India. This festival known to the unconditional love between brothers and sisters. Sister sends Rakhi to India to their brother.

Somesh said...

Raksha Bandhan is the auspicious festival celebrated all over India with Joy and it basically deals with the siblings.It is a holy festival.

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