Raksha Bandhan:Mannat Academy
Raksha Bandhan is the unending bond of love and cares among sisters and brothers. According to Hindu mythological facts: once Lord Krishna got a cut in his finger by his Sudarshan Chakra, then Princess Draupadi tied a knot on his cut from the border of her Saree as a cure. Lord Krishna then promised her to protect her from every harsh scenario; she will face in the future. In Bhavishya Purana this knot was considered as the origin of the custom of Rakhi.
Some other religious facts say that Goddess Lakshmi once sent a thread to ruler Bali for reliving her companion (Lord Vishnu). After receiving the thread Bali felt that he is liable to the goddess and he asked Lord Vishnu for returning to Vaikuntha.
Commercial Perspective of the Fest:
For celebrating the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, various fancy Rakhis are sold each year. Rakhi stalls are decorated by providing various options for buyers. The E-Commerce market also makes a good business during the season of Rakhi.
Is a Bond of Thread Really Symbolises the Loving Relation of Brother and Sisters?
Among all Hindu festivals, Rakhi is considered unique. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated by the motto of sharing love and care between sisters and brothers. Sometimes, it is observed that cousin sisters, and brothers share the bond of affection more than the real one. These social changes can be said as the effect of westernization in our personal life. Some people say that the loving relation of sisters and brothers is slowly getting limited to the virtual world only.
Future of the Fest
Slowly the custom of Rakhi is diminishing. Family feuds, mismatch of thoughts, and westernization are some of the reasons for fading the charm of the fest. The tradition of Raksha Bandhan is still as glorious as before. But question is that, in the future, people will celebrate it or not? It may get much importance or may not, depends upon the culture of the coming generation.