Rakshabandhan Special: Culture-Heritage & Changing Life Values ​​of Festivals

Rakshabandhan Special: Culture-Heritage & Changing Life Values ​​of Festivals

Rakshabandhan Special: Culture-Heritage and Changing Life Values ​​of Festivals

Rakshabandhan is a festival related to the bond of mutual affinity, affection and duty between brothers and sisters. A festival that brings new energy and strength to the brother-sister relationship.

Sisters are eager to tie rakhi on their brother’s wrist with great enthusiasm on this day. While this festival shows the brother’s affection for the sister, it also makes the brother aware of his duties.

This sacred bond, tied with colourful threads, is going on for centuries, whose roots are deeply connected with our culture.

This festival is a bond of sattvik feelings, which commits the brother to protect not only his sister but every girl in the world. Young journalist Shashi Singh is telling.

Rakshabandhan is a festival related to the bond of mutual affinity, affection and duty between brothers and sisters. A festival that brings new energy and strength to the brother-sister relationship.

Sisters are eager to tie rakhi on their brother’s wrist with great enthusiasm on this day. While this festival shows the brother’s affection for the sister, it also makes the brother aware of his duties.

This sacred bond, tied with colourful threads, is going on for centuries, whose roots are deeply connected with our culture. This festival is a bond of sattvik feelings, which commits the brother to protect not only his sister but every girl in the world.

Rakshabandhan

This festival has its own golden history, but with the changing times, it has also undergone many changes. Today modernity is dominating our values ​​and relationships.

Appearance has replaced strength and love in relationships. Let’s take a look at what we got in inheritance and what we saved in changing times.

This festival related to the love of brother and sister is very unique, it not only strengthens the relationship of brother and sister and infuses new energy, but it is also a festival of social, family commitment and tying everyone together.

This festival is a festival of connecting feelings beyond the walls of caste and religion with the feelings that we have inherited from our ancestors.

This festival is mainly associated with Raksha, which commits to protect anyone. If the promise of protecting every girl in the world is taken along with her sister, then the purpose of this festival will be fulfilled in the true sense.

Rakshabandhan stories beyond the wall of religions

Mythological stories are also associated with this festival – Draupadi also once tied the pallu of her sari on Shri Krishna’s hand to stop the blood flowing from his hand and Lord Krishna kept his shame by raging at him when she was humiliated in the gathering.

Legend also has it that Parvati was considered by Lord Vishnu as his sister and performed all duties as a brother in marriage with Shiva.

A story comes out of history –Rakshabandhan

When Alexander went out to conquer the world, his wife tied a thread on the wrist of Hindu King Puru and made him a mouthful brother, and King Puru also kept his promise. He had donated his life to Alexander.

Similarly, there is another popular story, according to which Maharani Karmavati, the widow of Mewar, was terrified when she got information about Bahadur Shah’s attack and sent Rakhi to the Mughal king Humayun and pleaded for protection. Humayun also followed his word and fought a war with Bahadur Shah and protected his kingdom.

The roots of Rakshabandhan are deeply connected with our culture. The brother not only protects the sister but at the same time the sister also prays to protect her brother from every calamity.

Rakshabandhan –Rakhi and changing prices

These colourful threads may be raw, but the love and faith tied in them are very strong, which protects in every adversity. The tradition of tying the thread of protection is going on in our culture for a long ago.

The Raksha sutra of the host is tied by the priest with the chanting, whereas in the earlier times when the king went to war, the defence thread was tied with the wish of his protection and victory.

In all the stories related to Raksha Bandhan, it is known that people kept their promise-keeping the value of Rakhi even in adverse circumstances and were always ready to protect their sister.

This festival shows our culture and heritage, but in today’s changing times, modernity has started dominating this festival too, since then this tradition is going on till today but somewhere we are losing our values.

This tradition of old times continues even today, but now the feeling of belonging and the warmth of love has started decreasing in these colourful threads.

At one time, the kind of principles and sentiments were about Rakhi, perhaps now they have started getting termites in the name of rupees, which are slowly taking money instead of love in relationships.

In today’s time, silver and gold rakhis have been replaced by colourful threads, in exchange for which the brother has to give gifts to the sister by following the same social behaviour, so the brother also understands his duties instead of just considers it more appropriate to fulfil this custom.

In today’s modern era, more than love and goodwill, appearances have taken their place.

Social media replacing love and belonging

In today’s time, all the festivals are completed on social media. Whether it is a festival, someone’s birthday or anniversary, if someone has made a post, then the person in front understands that the said person has a lot of love and belonging to them, but if seen in the true sense, instead of applying for status, in real life If the relationship is maintained with full sincerity towards that person, then life will remain more simple and happy. The bonds of relationships will be strong.

The festival of Rakhi is no exception to this. Instead of enjoying these precious moments, people are competing to take selfies so that they can quickly post by writing #brotherhood.

As soon as everyone wakes up in the morning, there is a lot of Rakshabandhan pictures and videos on everyone’s status, but instead of showing off on social media, if these relationships are irrigated with the water of love in real life, then there will always be strong in the family.

The meaning of the festival of Rakhi is not only to protect the sister from others, but it is also the duty of the brother to protect her rights and dreams, but can the sister be protected in the true sense. In today’s time, it has become very necessary to protect the obligations of Rakhi.

Where on the one hand the brother takes a promise to protect his sister, on the other hand, despite having the intellectual ability, she is denied higher education even in today’s time by saying that what is to be done later, the stove has to be done.

Even today, her pride is repeatedly scratched. Its existence is challenged. Her rights are violated. On the day of Rakhi, one should not only take a pledge to protect one’s sister but should take a pledge to protect the honour and rights of the entire women’s world, so that the obligations of Rakhi can be discharged in the right way.

 

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AUTHORDeepa Chandravanshi

Deepa Chandravanshi is the founder of The Magadha Times & Chandravanshi. Deepa Chandravanshi is a writer, Social Activist & Political Commentator.

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