Published in The Asian weekly, Edition 622 (August 05th to 12th, 2022) The Raksha SutraBy Sikiladi The ancient practice has taken formThe festival becoming a cultural normA secular multi-cultural Hindu fest & feastSpreading peace & brotherhood reform Shravan month and its day of full moonSiblings make merry to love bond tuneThe roli, akshat, sweets and … Continue reading The Raksha Sutra
Raksha Bandhan Threads Published in The Asian Weekly The threads of the festive bond Some silky smooth, some rugged uncouth Some curly frilly, Some pert straight The threads no brother can ever abscond Some hand made Some purchased Some parceled out Some personalized The threads that sing the sibling song Some older ones Some younger … Continue reading The Threads
Threads of Love bond them together. Threads of unity hold them together.
The five day festivity period called Diwali or Deepawali is a celebration for various reasons .
The Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan signifies the bond between brothers and sisters. Miles apart at times, the Rakhee thread depicts the closeness and inseparable relationship of siblings.
The bond between a brother and sister can be very strong. In the event the continue to care for each other till their last days the separation can be devastating for the one who outlives the other.
The image of Santa Claus being a male was quite different from a child's memory of his kiddy days.
The miracle on earth created by The Almighty in the form of a woman. She possesses the unique quality of selfless love.