Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Raksha Bandha and medical care
On full moon day we had the celebration of Raksha Bhanda, celebration of sister and brother bond, a big festival day. It was new for me that this event has something to do with medical treatment!In the epic story of Mahabharata, Draupadi is a devotee of Lord Krshna and wife of the 5 Pandavas. It happened in the war that Krshna was injured and Draupadi, full of love, tore a strip of silk off and tied it around Krshnas wrist to stop the flow of blood. Krshna was so touched by her action that he found himself bound by love to her. Since this time the festival is celebrated and rakhis are tied between chosen siblings . It is through care, love and compassion that brothers and sisters of the human family are united specially on this day.