Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Festive Delight!

Raksha Bandhan, a beautiful Indian festival, when Sisters tie rakhi on their brothers hand . Rakhi is a sacred thread of protection embellished with the love and affection of a sister for her brother. Its beautiful how relationships blossom with time, leaving a fragrance of love and affection for us to trace whereever we may be. Once my teacher told me, that in her days, sisters used to get up early in the morning, had a bath and sat down to make a beautiful rakhi out of colourful threads, at that time people did not prefer buying one from the market, it used to be a sacred affair. I believe its still sacred, whatever might have changed with time, the feelings, the promises, the belief and love is just the same, ever growing with the joy of human bonds:)
I feel the best thing about being an Indian, is the fact that whatever community, religion or region you may belong to, each and every festival celebrated by the people of our nation is relished by one and all. Its like different members of a family, with different habits, customs and beliefs, coming together to celebrate the festive spirit that colours life, with its ever refreshing glory!That's my country and I am in love with it :)
I remember how my siblings and I, used to gather at nanis place to tie rakhis to each other, it was a treat to get a chocolate in return to every rakhi that was tied. Time passed, we grew up and got busy, but today, when I messaged my cousins , to wish them a very happy rakhi, the fragrance of the bygone days smeared my mind....time passes but certain feelings remain intact forever.
Thank you Rush for encouraging me to write a new post today as you always do , you took me to the days that linger on like fresh dew, which works like a healing balm :)
A very happy Rakshi to all my friends out there!May God bless each relationship in your life with an enriching beauty that gets better with time :)


  1. ur words are like little stars in the sky, i look up to them and sleep with a twinkle in my eye.

    I love raksha bandhan and this festive that celebrates the relationship of siblings...tomo, which is already today in India..my brother will be missed very dearly, i have already asked my cousin sister to do the honors for me.

    u have so beautifully bought out the sentiments thru this post, love u Sana and a very happy Rakhee to you too.

  2. Hey those are beautiful words Rush..the stars glitter for those who understand the besyty of the sky, adding meaning to it:) I wish u a very happy rakhi in advance!Thanks for all your encouragement, It feels great to have a friend like you:)
    loads of love and hugs!!!!!:) Take care!!!

  3. Another sweet post from your pen (fingers, may i say? ;))
    You are so right...India is such a wondeful country, I am in love with it too...Happy rakhi sana! :)

  4. That's India for you. A country full of colour, rich in traditions and truly mesmerizing. You have brought the sentiments of Raksha Bandhan so beautifully that tears started rolling down my eyes. I wish I had a sister who could tie a rakhi for me. Nevertheless, I would like to wish you a Happy Raksha Bandhan!!

  5. Thanx Pavi n Akshay!A very happy rakhi to u too!:)

  6. You have written very beautiful!! I liked the fact that all the religion celebrate all the festival.

    Keep it!!

  7. Thanks workhard, wish you a very happy diwali too:) Tried to visit your blog, but the page cunt open!Would try again!!

  8. hey nice post...
    raksha bandahan ..the name itself says it all..how sacred it is..how pure!...:)