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Raksha Bandhan Thoughts and Quotes by Hindu Blog




In Hindu tradition, Raksha Bandhan is the day when sisters tie Rakhi on brothers and in return brothers promise to protect sisters against all harms. But unfortunately, we no longer find brothers coming to the defense of their sisters. More and more atrocities are being committed against sisters and not a day goes without a shameful incident. Like many other traditions, Raksha Bandhan too is reduced to a farce ritual.

The true tradition of Raksha Bandhan is followed when brothers stand up for sisters in their family and in society. Sri Krishna showed the way when he came to protect Draupadi on numerous occasions. For a single piece of cloth tied by Draupadi to stop Sri Krishna’s finger from bleeding, He provided her complete protection.

Dharma should be present in family and in society for a peaceful, prosperous and happy life. When sisters are physically harmed and frequent attempts made to dishonor them, society is in the grip of Adharma. In such a society no family is safe, no sister is safe.

For the society to survive, we need to be united as a family. We must vow to protect our sisters.

Rakhi symbolizes harmony and strength – two qualities of healthy family and society.

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Abhilash Rajendran