Rakshabandhan : some interesting & unknown facts

RAKSHA BANDHAN :

According to the Hindu Mythology, Indrani, the wife of Lord Indra tied a thread around his wrist when he was going to fight with the demons. Gradually, the significance of the relationship changed and the thread was then tied by a sister to her brother’s wrist.

It is believed that Lord Vishnu granted a boon to demon King Bali that he would stay at his palace, but Goddess Lakshmi did not want to do so. She tied a rakhi to Bali and asked that he should allow Lord Vishnu to leave, in return.

When Lord Ganesha’s sons, Shubh and Labh, saw his sister trying a rakhi to Ganesha, they asked him for a sister, so that they could also celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan. Lord Ganesha granted their wish and created a daughter’s from the fire, who came to be known as Goddess Santoshi.

Another legend about Raksha Bandhan is that once Lord Krishna cut his hand while flying a kite, Draupadi immediately tore a piece of cloth from her saree and ties it on his hand. In return, Lord Krishna promised to protect Draupadi and he did so during her Cheer Haran.

There is another historical story about Raksha Bandhan, it is said that King Porus restrained from killing Alexander the Great in the battlefield because Alexander’s wife had sent a rakhi to Porus.

It is said that Rani (Queen) Karnavati of Chittor sent a rakhi to Emperor Humayun seeking protection for her kingdom as it was attacked by the Sultan (King) of Gujarat, Badahur Shah. Humayun embarked to help her but reached too late. Though Queen died by performing Johar, Humayun defeated Bahadur Shah and gave the kingdom to her son.

The great freedom fighter and poet, Rabindranath Tagor tried to strengthen the ties between Hindus and Muslims by asking them to tie Rakhis to each other. He wanted to unify them in the struggle against the colonial rule.

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the occasion of Sharva Purnima every year, which usually falls on the full moon day in the month of August.

The festival is celebrated with great joy and fervor all over the country, Sisters visit their brothers, tie rakhi to them and give them sweets and desserts. Brothers also give them gifts and shagun in return.

The festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in a unique. Besides getting rakhi tied on this day, Brahmin Men change the sacred thread called janeu too.

(I did change my janeu (sacred thread) today early morning )

Happy Rakshabandhan 😊🙏🏻

Raksha Bandhan, or simply called Rakhi is celebrated in India and Nepal.

Rakshabandhan means ‘Bond of Protection’. The festival celebrates the love between brothers and sisters.

On Rakshabandhan, sister ties a rakhi (sacred thread) on her brother’s wrist with a prayer for his prosperity and happiness.

This symbolizes the sister’s love. The brother gives her a token gift and a promise to protect her.

Rakhi is not mere thread but it symbolises selfless & pious bond between brother & sister. It binds family together. A bond of love, togetherness & trust.

A Love Between A Brother And A Sister Is One Of The Beautiful Relationship . And Rakhi Is The Festival Which Make It More Stronger….

The bond between a brother and a sister is one of the purest we have ever known. Softer than a feather, stronger than the strongest steel.

Rakhi its not merely a thread,it’s a bond of love, affection and security among all the brothers and sisters. every brothers and sisters should give full support (as a gift) to each other so that they can become self-respected, self-reliant and self-employed in their life.

Rakhi is the combination of Five Meaningful Words. R-Rock Strong Relationship A-Acceptance. All Along K-kindness to The Core H-heartwarming Presence I-idealistic Relationship.

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.

A small piece of thread has more power than everything that is known as Rakhi.

Brother : A male who beats up his sister for touching his stuff ; but will sacrifice his life if someone else touches her..

Bonding eliminates fear and wisdom brings freedom. May your life be bound to values and your spirit be free.

Everytime you feel like abusing a woman on social media or in real world, think of your sister and keep her in that woman’s place. You will never ever abuse a woman again.

Today, let us inculcate respect for not just our own sisters, but for all the women who have been let down one way or the other Safety of women should not just be the responsibility of brothers, It is the onus of entire society.

Celebrate the bond of protection in Truest Sense.

Promise to Protect
Your Sister
Every Sister
Every Girl is someone’s sister or daughter. This Rakhi gift them a “Promise of Protection” to prevent crimes against women.

Wish You All A Very Happy Raksha Bandhan. Let’s All Pledge To Respect Girls Of Not Only Our Own Family,
But Our Society As Well. Let’s All Work Towards A Better, Secure And Safer Mother India.

#HappyRakhi

#HappyRakshaBandhan

Raksha Sutra 🙏🏻

‘येन बद्धो बलि राजा, दानवेन्द्रो महाबल:
तेन त्वाम् प्रतिबद्धनामि रक्षे माचल माचल:।’

अर्थात्

जिस रक्षासूत्र से महान शक्तिशाली दानवेन्द्र राजा बलि को बांधा गया था, उसी रक्षाबंधन से मैं तुम्हें बांधता हूं, जो तुम्हारी रक्षा करेगा| हे रक्षे!(रक्षासूत्र) तुम चलायमान न हो, चलायमान न हो।

अर्थात: जिस रक्षासूत्र से दानवों के महापराक्रमी राजा बलि धर्म के बंधन में बांधे गए थे उसी सूत्र से मैं तुम्हें बांधता हूं, यानी धर्म के लिए, धर्म की रक्षा के लिए प्रतिबद्ध/बचनबद्ध करता हूं, हे रक्षे तुम स्थिर रहना, स्थिर रहना।

“सामाजिक सद्भाव व समरसता का प्रतीक पवित्र उत्सव “रक्षाबंधन” की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।”

RESOLUTION OF AN INDEPENDENCE DAY

Let’s not celebrate It as a mere flatulent, flamboyant formality

Let’s not proclaim the hollow, parched and clichéd assurances

Of socio-economic justice, indiscrimination and equality

And hoodwink the hapless, credulous and gullible masses.

Let’s not misconceive the nuances of Freedom

In the sense of only political sovereignty:

It’s being free from moral depravity

Being away from own Five Senses’ serfdom

Eradicating illiteracy, ignorance and vulgarity

Curing the plagues of hunger, thirst and poverty

Keeping intoxication and addiction at bay

Not coming under the ugly falsehood’s sway

Not defiling the valued honesty, loyalty and chastity

Not sowing the baneful seeds of envy, hatred and cruelty

Not planting the saplings of malice, acrimony and communalism

Not stifling Humanism, Nationalism, Rationalism and Eartheism.

Unless we practise this sacred, solemn and indispensable Resolution

What’s then the sense of a shallow, sham and pseudo ‘celebration’?

DYING TO LIVE WITH YOU FOREVER ❤

I have been dying a thousand years to live
Mercurial heart still breathes a fire inside me
I will search the entire universe to be with you again
If you love me to death, I’ll be reborn to love you more

Which part of this body will you haunt tonight
I am no monster or an angel
Give me something-
like poison which will drip off my tongue

I need your words- Say my name!
Onto your skin I’ll write that desire
Touch my soul, touch and heal!
It will be on your walls
I’ll speak of it through halls

Let a storm burn right though us tonight
The fiery flame I am; You: the delicate rose!
Together we will create a passion,
Leaving ourselves charred and breathless
Never the same…

Stop Violence Against Women

Why heinous, horrible, ferocious crimes like rape and gangrapes and all kind of violence against women happens in india everyday everywhere everytime.

The bigger gap between the rich and poor, the more the crimes. The rich people brought more money into society. But it’s not reaching the poor. So they try and take it. The results is more strife in society. It’s normal. It’s happening all over the world.

The explosion of uneducated, uncultured, uncivilized, uncouth youth in india. They have no sex education, but get free porn online which affects their adolescent brains. They don’t know how to interpret it.

They objectify women and wish they could have that in their lives. If they don’t get it, they take it, with no regard for the consequences. After all they have nothing to lose.

I’m telling you from my personal experience.

Here in my home stare gujarat crime rate is high now a days

Rapes are happening everyday

Of course I will blame outsiders

This is the bitter truth.

People are coming here for labour work, other job, study, for better life, migrated from their own state, own place like UP, BIHAR, JHARKHAND, BENGAL, CHATTISGARH, ORISSA, RAJASTHAN, NEPAL MOST OF NORTH INDIANS.

Respect Women

It starts from homes, schools, parks, religious places, pop culture itself. It feeds a certain mentality that women are fair game no matter what and men will be men, boys will be boys. Women tolerate a lot, men take it for granted that’s how it’s always meant to be like
Things are so bad that lot of things we find threatening, offensive, abusive, demeaning, harassment, assault are not even considered so by many men and section of women. They think ‘yeh toh chalta hi rehta hai’, so what? It’s not a big deal as per them. Hence it continues.
And if it makes headlines, gets reported, results in debate or action, they start blaming women at once, talk BS like it takes two hands to clap or declare daughters shouldn’t be born, women must not be hired or given admission.But they won’t hold men accountable or change at all
If you have even lawyers using analogies like ‘mithaai sab ke saamne khuli rakh di, tijori khuli, meat in front of dogs’ to justify harassment, molestation, assault, rape and dehumanise women then what to say?
Finally, if a boy has seen his own mother, grandmother, aunts, sisters being disrespected, abused, mocked, belittled, put down by male relatives in family, he will internalise the same values and never respect any woman himself. It begins at home itself
Those drunk, abusive uncles at parties, family functions are tolerated or laughed off. Why? Do you call these creeps family? Would you tolerate if women behaved like this? Why not call out goonish behavior within homes, family functions itself?
Women internalise self hate, self blame and are asked to keep away, keep quiet. While men, of course, can do anything they like, including cheap behavior of drunk uncles at weddings, family functions. You the relatives everyone avoids for sake of own safety.
Putting women in ghunghat, purdah, locking them at homes, or committing female foeticide or not hiring, admitting females anywhere is no solution. You know even boys are sexually abused by predatory men. When will men be asked to introspect own behavior?
Also stop asking make survivors of abuse to keep quiet or shaming them as not being man enough. ‘You got sodomised? Hahaha! You’re not man enough’ – that’s a pathetic excuse to blame victims and have predatory men get away again.
Will add on religious preachers too, who keep bashing women for dress, make up, career, late marriage, cooking, problems with in laws but never say a word on men who misbehave, abuse, are into domestic violence, harassment, drugs, alcohol, sexual misconduct etc

Marital Rape

How could it be rape, if both were married?

How could he be jailed, for loving his wife?

It all sounded so unreal, but it still felt true.

He had been raping his wife, for months and years even in her bleeding periods.

He never asked her yes or no.

She had to, is what her parents taught her.

Because no wife should say no to her husband.

Because he says he loves her.

But you could have said to him, when you were on your bleeding periods.

And you could have said no to him when you felt unwell.

And you could have said no to him, because you just didn’t want to.

So many wives have been victims of marital rape since years

So many husbands have turned legal rapists from lovers

So many families have asked women not to speak about this sexual harassment

So many FIRs have never been had option to getting filed.

So many young boys have been taught this crime as a ritual.

So many young daughters have been trained to fulfill their duties towards their spouses.

She never had the option to work, it was an illusion.

He didn’t want her to, that was the truth.

But as the society says,

If marital rape isn’t an actual thing, and being a housewife is a job

Then isn’t this sexual harassment at workplace?

RAPE AND CONVERSION

HINDU GIRLS ARE NOT SAFE EVEN IN BJP RULED STATE

In Vadodara, a Muslim man repeatedly rapes a 14-year-old class X girl and recorded her on his mobile phone, reports Times of India. Allegedly the man had also attempted to brainwash her to convert to Islam by taking her to various religious places.

19-year-old Tausif Imran Khan, a class XII student who lived in Manjalpur, has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for sexually exploiting a minor. Police say that he used to take the girl to Lalbaug garden and also near the ONGC campus on Pratapnag to sexually harass her. Her parents have claimed that Khan used to force her to commit sexual acts while being recorded.

The police investigation has revealed that Khan used to share pictures and videos of the girl on Tik Tok. He didn’t share any obscene content of the girl. However, he threatened to use them when the girl’s parents confronted him.

The parents discovered the girl’s exploitation when on June 20th they decided to follow her. They found out that Khan took her to Lalbaug garden and then to Hazira tomb on Pratapnagar Road. They complained that the girl was taken to various religious places in an attempt to brainwash her to convert to Islam. On being promised of marriage the girl had also started to fast for Ramzan.

According to the police, Khan had met the girl at an examination centre for the Gujarat board exams. He made repeatedly following the girl, contacting her and promised her of marriage. He had also been previously booked under POSCO for molesting a minor in 2017. He has been picked up from home but yet to be formally arrested.

There have been several incidents of the rape of minors in the past few months. In Kanpur, a Maulvi had raped a minor in a Madarasa. In another shocking case, 2 Muslim men have been arrested for raping a 12-year-old girl. In another rape of a minor in a Madarasa, the victim’s family are traumatized after Islamist trolls demanded to marry her off to her rapist.

Child Abuse 😡👿

Beware of those hungry eyes and greedy hands

Of the neighboring uncles, distant brothers, teacher and unknown grandpas

Your innocent hearts do not know

the secret pleasures of these seeming elders in respectable guise

Their dark desires coils feverishly

Under their cunning vile smiles

Beware when their fingers run on your little mouth

and pinch your cheek and

when they try to pinch your under lip

Keep them at arms length and

Move away

When they invite you onto their laps

Or try to press you by force to their bodies

Be alert when their greedy hands try to

Run on your bodies moving to corners and unwanted spots

Dear Asifa, Ramya,

Keep yourselves away and

Be aware that all men are not like your caring father/brother/grandfather