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Friday, August 12, 2011

Raksha Bandhan- The Bond Of Love


Celebrated on the full moon day in the Hindu calendar month of Sharavan, Raksha Bandhan is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of India.
It is a day that symbolises the sacred relationship between a brother and sister. Literally translated,raksha means protection while bandhan means bond. Raksha Bandhan, therefore, signifies the bond of love out which comes a sense of security and protection.

On Raksha Bandhan, the sister ties a rakhi, comprising sacred threads, on her brother's wrist and performs an aarati . In return, the brother gives her a gift. The ritual is meant to signify their love and that both are looking out for each other. Today, the festival goes much beyond real brothers and sisters to any two individuals who enjoy a deep relationship. So you are likely to see a woman tie a rakhi to her cousins, neighbours and close friends.

For me this Raksha Bandhan is really special as my elder brother will be dropping in. My big brother means the world to me. He has always been there for me whenever I needed him. He has helped me understand that people will always judge me by the way I talk, dress or hang out with. He's taught me that I can do whatever as long as I work hard for it. He's helped me with my problems and has taught me many things. He is my BEST FRIEND and I trust him like anything. Whenever I'm mad or sad he has always been there for me to talk to. He understands a side of me in way that no one can ever do and most amazingly he always has an answer for my every question (even the most weirdest one)

My brother has taught me to enjoy the time I have and those I love. He and I are very close as brother and sister we have both grown up "side by each" together.
He has also taught me that life is fragile and that life isn't fair: you must make the best of it and keep your head high. Think positive, be positive, resolve what you can and think in solutions. He has taught me to never give up. He has determination for things he is interested in. I watch him and I learn these things :)

My parents have always been great to us, their kids. They have taught us many of life's lessons like good parents do. One thing my brother taught me is how to share and to be more giving of myself and of my things. He has taught me a long list of life's essentials also.
He has great empathy for others, their difficulties and their feelings. He is great at discussing those situations with you and letting you know that he is thinking of you in your tough times. He always offers to help. On his own, he'll NEVER send cards, bring you flowers and visit when you are in the hospital but still he has a great insight when it comes to his observation of your emotions. He understands. He listens. He has taught me that. He has been my brothers ever since the day I was born and I feel grateful to have him as my bro. I'm sure I would be a different person if I did not know him. He makes me remember that we are all people here on this Earth and we are all important to our friends, family and loved ones just the way we are.

I'm so thankful I have a brother like you to count on.
I know you'll always be there with open arms if I need a hug,
and an open mind if I need someone to understand.
I’m so glad that I can be myself around you.
You know my qualities and my faultsand you love me just the same.
I'm so proud to have a brother like you ...
not just for what you have accomplished,
but for who you are.
I'm so lucky to have you to talk and laugh with ...
to reminisce and make new memories with.
I can't tell you how much it means to have a brother like you.
You're one of the most important people in my life.
You are my brother not by choice, but by the nature of our birth.
I could not have chosen a better one, you are the best on earth.
Thanks for being my Big Brother!

17 comments:

Miss Sheikh Chilli said...

your bro looks cool re :D

Madhulika said...

@ Miss Sheikh Chilli: Thanks re :P

Nona said...

Nice. Have fun, guys

Sie said...

and that is so sweet Madhulika..you are blessed..

I am an only child and I had no chance to experience having a brother or a sister and I didn't enjoy my childhood as well..

having someone whom you can depend upon and run for comfort when you needed him the most is the most important thing to keep you holding on and move on with your life no matter how hard our lives maybe..you have a good person with you in resemblance of your dear brother so that gives you a double blessing Madhulika..

passing by..have blessed day :)

Anonymous said...

its definitely the best bond...

Mrsupole said...

That seems like such a great holiday to have. We do not have such a holiday here.

Your brother seems like such a kind and loving person for you to have in your life. Just knowing that he will always be there for you is very special indeed. Family bonds are important and should be nurtured constantly. The blessings given and received are beyond measure.

May you and your brother be blessed with a lifetime of shared memories and many more of these holidays to come.

God bless.

Madhulika said...

@ All : Thanks a lot..!! *hugs* :)

Pat Hatt said...

Grea tthat you have such a wonderful bond and never knew that day existed either.

Brian Miller said...

your verse is lovely...how cool to celebrate that bond as well...we have nothing like that here in the US...wish we did..

Madhulika said...

@ Pat Hatt: Such relation doesn't exists itself.. you have to make them this way... :)
so just be expressive and tell people how important they are to you... who knows.. may be you'll find such a beautiful relation too :)

@ Brain Miller: Well.. in our India we have some festival every second day.. Its wonderful to live here.. Different rituals and festivals teaches you to be thankful for every little thing in life :)

DIDI said...

Thanks for visiting my Blog,I totally love Yours too..Thanks for the enlightenment,never heard of this till now. I`m looking forward to 15th August which your independence and eve to my Birthday. :)

Arvind Mishra said...

My good wishes on the pious occasion..Let the big brothers triumph and rein.... :)

G.N.SHAW said...

A symbol for good relation bet.brother and sister !nice .

veerubhai said...

यौमे आज़ादी की साल गिरह मुबारक .-मधुलिका .
Sunday, August 14, 2011
आज़ादी का गीत ......

उर्दू के मशहूर शायर जोश मलीहाबादी की नज़्म ‘लम्हा-ए-आज़ादी’ का एक बड़ा लोकप्रिय शेर है:

कि आज़ादी का इक लम्हा है बेहतर
ग़ुलामी की हयाते-जाविदाँ से

आइये हम इस आज़ादी को 'जश्ने आज़ादी' बनाएं और इसका लुफ्त उठाएं ......

मनायेंगे ज़मीने -हिंद पर हम ज़श्ने आज़ादी
वतन के इश्क में हम सरों का ताज रखेंगे.

रविवार, १४ अगस्त २०११
संविधान जिन्होनें पढ़ा है .....
Sunday, August 14, 2011
चिट्ठी आई है ! अन्ना जी की PM के नाम ! You mean a lot to me as a promising young .God bless you .

डॉ॰ मोनिका शर्मा said...

Very Sweet Post....Best Wishes

kaykuala said...

The yearnings of a young heart would always be tender and appealing. Beautifully written!

nishantky said...

well thanks again is all i would like to say.

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