Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy Rakshabandhan, again!

Last year's post.

Wikipedia

8 comments:

R said...

Happy Raksha Bandhan to you too. Did anybody tie you a Rakhi?

Arun said...

Yes, thank you! My sisters are away, so my niece tied rakhis on their behalf. :)

Arun said...

R, you have a brother, right? Hope you got to celebrate with him!

R said...

Thanks, my brother and my cousins are all far away, so I mailed them my rakhis. I really miss them.

cynthia said...

Something tells me that most Rakhi celebrators wouldn't look too kindly on a situation where, say, two elder brothers, America and Russia, battle to see who can tie the most secure knot around their baby sister's finger -- Georgia's, that is -- not as a way of showing who her chief protector will be, but who the family's top dog will be!

cynthia said...

Ooops, sorry about that... The ties go on wrists, not fingers. Apparently, I had a different type of ceremony on my mind this morning.

Arun said...

Umm, Cynthia, that would have to be baby sister Georgia tying a rakhi on her elder brothers....

cynthia said...

Arun, please forgive me for being so ill-informed about the ins and outs of the Rakhi tradition...:^(

Since altruism is usually a two-way street, so to speak, I wrongly assumed that the brother reciprocates his kindness to his sister by tying a knot around her wrist as well. Upon further reading, though, (something which I should have done before commenting}, the brother instead reciprocates by pledging to her, as signified through a gift, that he'll always safeguard her from harm and keep her best interest at heart. I'm sure you'll do this for your niece and not do what America did to Georgia, which was use her as a pawn to gain power over Russia.