This mom & her 6-year-old son celebrated Rakhi in a unique and a very special way. We are in love with this interpretation of Rakhi and hope you will love it too.
Rakhi is here. And, as we get excited by the charms of sweets, gifts, and money, some of us may forget the real reason why we celebrate this festival.
As per what we have been taught, a sister ties a rakhi to her brother and in turn, asks for his word to always protect her. But over the years the meaning of the festival has changed and in modern times, many people have given new meaning to this festival, which makes it even more beautiful.
So we asked some people about the unique ways in which they celebrate Rakshabandhan and with whom. The responses we got are as cute as they are overwhelming.
We have seen beautiful shades of Rakhi when people have gone beyond the traditional way of celebrating the essence of festival – the bond of love, care, and protection.
And we loved some of the great responses –
“We are two brothers and we tie rakhis to each other. Gender doesn’t come in the way.”
“I tie two rakhis to my father. One on behalf of my bua and one from me.”
“We don’t have a brother. So, my sister and I tie rakhis to each other.”
One such unique story is that of Vedaant, 6-years-old, who had no sister who’d tie him rakhis. But that changed last year when he shared with his mom the wish to be part of this beautiful festival.
Going beyond the traditional way of celebrating Rakhi, Vedaant and Vedaant’s mom tied rakhi to each other.
But to make sure her 7-year-old understands the real values that Rakhi stands for – love, care, & respect, Vedant’s mother shared these beautiful pointers to let him grasp some of the most meaningful life lessons in her post:
1. You could and would respect others. No matter they are big or small, servant or boss, male or female. Learn to appreciate all.
2. You can’t respect someone else unless you don’t respect yourself. The most meaningful thing in one’s life is one’s honor, and self-respect. Set boundaries and never let anyone trespass it.
Love & Care:
3. Always chase your dreams and follow your heart. Don’t let others decide what you want in life. Following your heart when others dont want you to is neither disrespectful nor hurtful.
4. Love yourself even when things don’t go your way. Be confident and independent to face all situations – highs, lows, problems, fears.
And, then she shared something that would touch every parent’s heart:
“This Raksha Bandhan I promise if you call my name I will listen; if you reach for me I will hold you; if you need me I will be there; and you even when you grow up I will still be there with pride. #Gentleman into making#”
We adore how Vedaant and his mother found a great way to celebrate Rakhi by actually celebrating the values and essence of this festival.
At I For Her, we are proud of people, who are giving a new interpretation to our festivals. In case you have too, please share with us.