by Mallusatish Reddy August. 13, 2011 2087 views

The chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions. ‘Raksha Bandhan’ or ‘Rakhi’ is a special occasion to celebrate this emotional bonding by tying a holy thread around the wrist. This thread, which pulsates with sisterly love and sublime sentiments, is rightly called the ??Rakhi??. It means ‘a bond of protection’, and Raksha Bandhan signifies that the strong must protect the weak from all that??s evil.

The ritual is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravan, on which sisters tie the sacred Rakhi string on their brothers' right wrists, and pray for their long life. Rakhis are ideally made of silk with gold and silver threads, beautifully crafted embroidered sequins, and studded with semi precious stones.

Gayathri tying Raki to Chenna

Treasured memories are an incredible gift that can never be taken away.

If I could pick the best brother, I would pick you!
- Catherine Pulsifer


A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. ~Isadora James

Gayathri's peacock

Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there. Defending you against all comers. ~Pam Brown

As youngsters they may seem like arch enemies at times, but as they grow older the ties that bind become as strong as the love between them.

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Leslie D 6 years, 2 months ago

This is a wonderful tradition. Your children are beautiful.

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Felecia 6 years, 2 months ago

Fascinating rite Satish. The full moon seems the perfect time for it. Wonderful photos.

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Breizh 6 years, 2 months ago

nice pictures for a nice ritual !

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Timea Nogradi 6 years, 2 months ago

Very inspiring post!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Derek 6 years, 2 months ago

Very interesting set! Wonderful children! Thanks for sharing this.

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Marsha 6 years, 2 months ago

Sweet photos of your children! They look like they enjoy spending time together....they'll have wonderful memories of childhood when they are grown!

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Krystyna Knypl 6 years, 2 months ago

very nice post!

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Ann Garratty 6 years, 2 months ago

Such beautiful outfits... and such lovely sentiments... great set!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 6 years, 2 months ago

lovely and beautiful post Satish!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Natalie 6 years, 2 months ago

beautiful post Satish very moving

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 2 months ago

I'm amazed by this wealth of this rite.
And your photos pay a great tribute at this brotherly moment !

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
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