Happy Raksha Bandhan !!

August 28, 2007 at 5:40 am | Posted in Memories | 6 Comments

Today is Raksha Bandhan, popularly called as Rakhi.Its widely celebrated in north india as a festival of love and bonding between brother and sister.

I have a younger brother and two cousins for whom I tie Rakhi.This day brings me such fond memories.When we were kids we would all assemble at my grandparents house on this day.Then my father’s sister will tie Rakhi for him and other brothers and we would do the same for our brothers.It was fun to go seniority wise to tie rakhi to all the brothers.And more fun was fighting over the gifts.All the sisters were teased by the brothers for the gifts. My brothers would invariably tease me by giving 1 Ruppe coin as gift. To which I sometimes used to get angry.Later I started accepting it , since I knew the are teasing me ( and also that their parents would force them to give me the rest of the amount too ;-)..hehehhe) My brother , when he was too young , used to say that he did not mind tying me the rakhi , if I give him the gift..:D

Now I am married and far from my brothers.I really miss them and also the fun we had. I miss how they used to tease me over petty things and enjoyed to see me irritated and sometimes crying too.Now ,things are otherwise , we do send gifts for each other and insist on accepting the gifts πŸ˜€

Life has moved on.Childhood is just some fond memories now.I don’t get to meet my cousins in years.I get to meet my brother 1-2 times a year for 2-3 days. But my love for all of them remains unchanged.And so is theirs πŸ˜€

Today morning , my brother called me in morning and said “I was tying rakhi that you sent , so I thought let me do it online(phone on speaker). Here I put Tika , now I tie Rakhi and now I give you gift..you got it na” ..hehehheh..he wanted to tease me , but I realised that he was missing me πŸ™‚

On this day , I just want to say , I miss and I love my brothers ..Happy Raksha Bandhan to all !!



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  1. Makes me wish we could tie rakhi onto sisters too.. Does that sound sacrilegious? πŸ˜€

  2. Special Moments….Just missing them….

  3. JLT : I dont mind ..will i get gifts ;-)..hahahha
    Anon : Yes πŸ™‚

  4. awwww I am missing my bro too!!!
    Sigh! πŸ™‚
    Belated rakhi to you!

  5. Yes, I agree with you, here in India people do celebrate this Rakhi Festival with all fun along-with all family members. Yes, even stars also celebrate this festival in their own way. And people who are not in India, they send rakhi to india to their brothers and rakhi gifts to their loved ones here in India.

  6. […] Now it means 10 minutes for selecting 6 rakhis, Now it means writing 2 liners as cover letter, Now it means a working day and hurridly getting ready, Now it means accepting gifts with lot of fuss, Now it means nostalgia and memories […]

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