Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that honors the unique bond between a brother and a sister. The festival, which falls on 'Shravan Purnima' (full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravan), August, as per the Gregorian calendar, is celebrated with great enthusiasm in different parts of India. While it is a tradition typical to northern parts of India, people in western and eastern parts of the country also celebrate the occasion with equal fervor. The occasion is all about spending quality time with brother/sister.
When a sister ties Rakhi on her brother's wrist, he is bound to protect her in all respects, throughout his lifetime. After the sister ties sacred thread (Rakhi) on her brother's wrist, he reciprocates the love shown to him by bestowing gifts and money upon her. In return, she offers him sweet treats. To make it all the more different, many people often dedicate poems and quotations to their sibling, on the festival of Rakhi. If you also want to dedicate few lines to your brother/sister on Rakhi, then go through the following lines.
Popular Rakhi Poems
Rakhi Day is Righteous Day
This full moon day our hearts are in brim
Feeling of faith and serenity in mind.
We light the lamps and our hears glow
Radiance of happiness and peace are in flow.
Harmonious homes are like streams of joy
Flowing and flourishing the landscape en route.
Nobility in heart and character in deed
Righteous homes alone make a beautiful State.
Sisters will tie the thread on the brothers
Abiding them to do only what is right and clean.
Put the Kumkum and blessed rice on the head
Where will dwell right thoughts and noble action
- A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
A Sister Like You
Someone who will understand
Who knows the way I feel
In every situation
Her concern is very real
Someone who has walked my ways
Who knows my every need
Times when she would see me cry
Her heart would nearly bleed
Everyone should have a sister
Just the way I do
Richly blessed is what I am
To have a sister like you
A Sister is Forever
A sister's a sister forever
A bond that diminishes never
A friend who is kindly and caring
A sibling God chooses for sharing.
Few ties as deep and profound
And with so much affection abound
Though some thoughts are seldom expressed
Love endures and survives every test.
Of the constants that rest in the heart
A sister's a primary part.
She'll always be there when you need her
You listen, you value, you heed her.
As growth independence you ponder
Your feelings grow deeper and fonder
And life tells you one thing that is true
A sister's a large part of you.
- Bruce B. Wilmer
Here's To My Brother
Here's to my brother
Remember every day
No matter what I've said
Here's what I'd like to say
I will always love you
Be with you till the end
When no one else is around
I will be your friend
I love my brother
and I always will
I'm proud to be your brother
that's how I feel
And someday when we're far away
And the miles keep us apart
I'm gonna whisper
I love my brother
And you'll know it in your heart