Today in the world, we came across many relations like family, personal, professional, formal, corporate and many more. Every relation has some kind of expectations, principles, rules, methodologies and limitations. There is also some kind of personal interest also or something which can not be avoided and you have to with that relation without your intention or interest. Ultimately, we see that these relations come to an unexpected end with sadness from both the ends, but apart from all these things and relations India country of Verdict Religion believes in and follows to Divine Relation. The main thing to notice in this relation is that it has no expectation and this becomes the reason and festival to celebrate. That’s why people of this country proudly celebrate Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) which binds a woman and a man in form of Sister and Brother in the month of Shravan and on the day when moon gives its fullest light and that is called as Purnima (on the 15th day of 10th month of Hindu Calendar).
This is not new invention, but this is very old tradition of this country which explains possibility of unconditional love between human being in today’s world. It is not necessary that a girl should celebrate this day his own brother only; she can also enjoy it with cousins and with a boy whom she believes as her own though he is not in any relation with her and they both get bound by heart. This day is celebrated with all family members having pure heart and new clothes with variety of dishes.
Girls prepare thali with kumkum, deep, rice particles, Send Rakhi to London some sweet (may be made by her own) for her brother. When her brother arrives she welcomes him with kumkum and rice particles on his forehead then she ties Rakhi on his hand and gives sweet into his mouth by her own hand. Then brother gives some gift to her sister in return with love. This symbolizes the deep love and care of a sister for a brother and a feeling and a promise of protection at any time and in any situation from brother to his sister.
Today when we all are living in fast age, people of India do not forget this day, though they get are physically far away. With Internet, sisters send Rakhi online to her brother in any corner of the world. India in this way conveys message of feeling for unity with unconditional love and unexpected help as we have in our family because this country believes in One Family Feeling for entire world.
We all are very familiar with the well known sentence that Man is a social animal. In our society a person can not live alone. He needs at least one person with him to live the happy, peaceful and satisfied life. In our life one person has more than type of relation with other persons. That may be personal life, social life, professional life etc. We all are living with all these life and related with them somehow.
For that In India we have many festivals every year, through which we can often meet our relatives and friends. These festivals also explain us love and duty towards others as a human being. Today we have all these things in our life but they have been affected by selfish and conditional relations with others. They force the person to go away from the words and feelings like love and duty towards each other. Rakhi is the festival that explains us true importance and necessity of unconditional and true love and duty in all our relations.
This festival is considered as a very holy festival and it is very special day for every sister and brother. On this day brother goes to meet his sister at her home. Every year it is celebrated on 15th day Shraavan Month of Hindu calendar that generally comes in month of August when there is a rainy and beautiful. There is a specified procedure (vidhi or rasam) of its celebration. When brother arrives sister welcomes him with kumkum tilak with rice particles on his forehead. Now she performs with Aarti and then she ties a Rakhi (generally on right hand) to his brother and offers some sweet from her hand (and mostly made by sister) in mouth of brother. At this time brother promises to take care of sister at any cost and sister prays for his brother. There after brother gives some beautiful gift (or hard cash) to his sister. At first sight we can see it is a two way transaction, but the main thing is that none of them expects any thing from each other but they give each other without any expectation in return. Both of them feel that they give love and perform duty towards each other.