Today the day started with the song “Bhaiyya mere Rakhi ke bandhan ko nibhana” playing on the radio and the R.J wishing a happy Raksha Bandhan to all, on the day of Rakhi Poornima. Have you heard of Rakhi Poornima before? If you live in India, then you definitely have;
But if not, then; it’s an Indian tradition where sisters tie Rakhi on the wrist of their brothers which signifies a love bond between them (p.s. the Rakhis are tied not only to real brothers but Rakhi brothers can also be made).
This tradition is called by different names like Raksha Bandha, Rakhi Poornima, Nariyal Purnima etc. but is always on a full moon day. It day is celebrated all over India; just the way of celebrating may be different. But some things remain the same all over like the streets which are full of life, with a number of Rakhi stalls and females all dressed up, trying to select the perfect Rakhi for their brothers. Pooran-poli meal is prepared for lunch in almost every house, rangooli is drawn at the entrance to welcome the brothers. All this is a breath of fresh air form our regular lives.
The rules for celebrating it are pretty simple; first, you need to have a brother/sister, if you don’t then no problem, tie Rakhi to anyone and they instantly become your brother; or get the Rakhi tied by a girl and she’s your sister simple as that (easy way to get rid of the creepy people). Second, you should have gifts for your sister!
Every girl looks forward to this day!! But I guess the guys utterly detest it…
Because, we girls love gifts ❤ and receive a lot of them on this day. But, guys are the ones who gift them, so practically hole in their pockets!! We don’t really care how big the hole really is.
In Indian culture, this tradition also means that the girl is under the protection of her brother. Well, I don’t actually believe in it; I don’t need protection and I don’t think any other girl out there needs it either; In today’s time we are strong enough to protect ourselves;
But still we will keep celebrating this day, you know, just for the gifts!!!