Tag Archive | Love

244. Raksha Bandhan

The relationship between siblings is something great. The bondage will continue lifelong. The bond of love between a brother and a sister is deepest and cannot be expressed in words.

In South India, on Garuda panchami day, sister prays for the welfare of the brother and the brother gives some gift to the sister.  In the same way, “Rakhi” or “Raksha Bandhan” is celebrated in North India.

On this special occasion the sister ties rakhi, around the wrist of the brother, after praying for his safety and wellness. Rakhi or Raksha means protection. The brother assures to protect the sister from all the evils by accepting this bond and gives her gift. The family members used to unite for this function.

This festival is celebrated in the month of shravana on the poornima day. Those who are close family friends, can also tie rakhi  to show the affection. By this, the social wellbeing is maintained.

I want to share an interesting news about Raksha Bandhan. When British were ruling India, Rabindranath Tagore tried to create a brotherhood feeling between the hindus and the muslims, so that they can fight against British unitedly. In Shantiniketan he arranged for “Rakshabandhan Mahotsava”.

This festival actually helped to create harmony and trust between hindus & muslims. Even now, it is very essential to continue this practice as this festival holds the key to peaceful existence of love and friendship among mankind irrespective of caste or creed.

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217. A woman’s identity

First of all, a woman is a human being. She has got all the feelings which a man has. Some men show fear and hostility towards women. Some women think themselves as inferior. Both are wrong. The qualities such as leadership, command & control, and authority are attached to the  father role and the qualities such as love, affection, compassion and submission are attached to the role of a mother in our society.

Why not both of them have all the qualities? Now people started to think that financial independence is the identity of a woman. If a woman is financially strong, the society hesitates to comment about her deficiencies. A woman who  climbs the ladder steps of education, employment, career projection and outstanding performance in any field, in addition to taking care of her family, is known as successful.

But, some women who climbs all these ladder steps are not successful in life as they are being abused and suppressed at home or office or outside by men or other women. Women should not lose their self-esteem for anything. That is their real identity. A woman should not get “ego” at home or outside. That will spoil her image totally.

Women has to give up some habits like gossiping,   fault finding, degrading others, spendthrift mania, poking nose in others’ matters and jealousy. If a woman succeeds in doing it, definitely she will get her true identity.