The sacred bond of love has arrived that ties an excellent knot of love within siblings. It is a unique Hindu festival which is celebrated on full moon day of Hindu lunisolar in the month of shravana which generally accounts in the month of August according to the Gregorian calendar.
The festival is celebrated in northern and western parts of India along with other countries like Nepal, Pakistan and Mauritius.
The occasion is also respected by the Jain community where Jain priests give ceremonial threads to the devotees. Usually, Indian festivals travel along with fascinating ancient histories.
The mythology behind this festival resides where once there held a battle between gods and demons. Lord Indra- the principle deity of sky, who was fighting the fight on the side of God and was having a fierce resistance from the powerful demon named Bali.
The war continued for long hours and did not come to a conclusive end. Seeing this, Indra’s wife went to the Lord Vishnu who gave her a holy thread made up of cotton thread.
Sachi tied that thread around the wrist of her husband, and after that, Lord Indra ultimately defeated the demons and recovered Amaravati. The earlier credits of the festival described these holy threads as protective charms which were used by women for and were tied to their husbands when they were leaving for war.
Unlike the present times, those holy threads were not limited to brother-sister relationships. Since then this festival is celebrated in accordance with which means to celebrate any brother-sister relationship who may not be biologically related.
As this year the pandemic is hitting hard, it’s inevitable to run the fostering of the Indian public. Shops with beautiful and numerous sacred bands may not sparkle like the previous years, but the amusement of celebration still resides the same within every Indian family.
This year a shop at Hyderabad Telangana has added an interesting “Corona Rakhi” made of cow dung to the collection.
He added that sales this year are low because of the pandemic and so he thought of bringing something that might induce people to buy his rakhis.
People are also maintaining the pace of their amusement by keeping social distancing and sanitising hands at frequent intervals and are also going to pay an extra concern towards the food available in the market.
Written By Mousami Jena
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