Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan means ‘protection tied with you’. On this day, sisters tie a thread around their brother’s wrist as a mark of affection and sisterly love. In return, the brothers promise to protect their sisters. This tradition is old and is practiced throughout India, and though it was originally a Hindu tradition, it is now practiced by followers of other religions. This is a sweet tradition, and it brings fun in households all around Gujarat.
However, no matter how much a brother promises to protect his sister, he can never give to her what God offers–protection for her soul and a place in heaven. Pray for both brothers and sisters today in Gujarat. Pray that they will turn to God for protection and will allow Him to be their refuge.
Psa 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.

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One Response to Raksha Bandhan

  1. Kris Lozano says:

    I LOVE this tradition! I wish this was common in America. My son and his sister are very close and this would be a sweet tradition.

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