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ramesh rai

(13.12.1955 / howrah)

The gift of rakhi


Raksha Bandhan
A tie of protection
Is the festival of brother and sister

On this auspicious day
Sister ties Rakhi
On the right wrist of brother
Offer sweets
Prays for long
Prosperous life
Of her brother

Brother also offer gifts
Wishes
For her delightful life
Full of peace and prosperity
Pledges for protection
Throughout her life

This festival is observed
On the day of full moon of shravana
Which is now going on
Every year

The love of a brother
And a sister
Is a divine thought
Full of tranquillity
And serenity

My rakhi is dedicated
To all my lovely sisters

I invite the world
To observe this day
As the day of love
For brother and sister

Must ensure
To tie rakhi
On your brother’s
Right wrist and
Pray

Submitted: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/7/2014 12:17:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem to be remembered on Raksha Bandhan day, as the festival is just nearing by. I am reading it once again....With fantastic message...
    I invite the world
    To observe this day
    As the day of love
    For brother and sister...
    Loved reading it again.
    Though I dont have any brothers, but I can think everyone as my brothers, and wish them for long and prosperous life. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (6/23/2014 11:13:00 PM)

    Since my childhood I have a lot of love and admiration to this holy and pious festival, i don't know why this festival is my favorite of the following four Hindu festivals which are listed below according to my rating and choice: -
    1) Raksha Bandhan
    2) Dipavli
    3) Dashehra
    4) Holi
    I very much liked your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (8/31/2013 7:23:00 AM)

    Sorry that I could not read earlier! A fantastic message from a poet with a mind living in festivity... Good write sir. (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (8/27/2013 9:29:00 AM)

    What a amazing Festival. Really? ? ? Oh next year i will try this new experience of Love. Thanks poet for share! ! (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (8/24/2013 6:16:00 AM)

    How a wonderful thread u people have, made just ov thread but has power more than of anything used to make strong bonding, how a beautiful thread it must be transfers love direct from hand to hand and hand to straight heart..lovely poem, liked it (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/23/2013 9:02:00 PM)

    The gift of rakhi by ramesh rai brought the world to know the festival which is really a festival of love, affection and the oath to protect and wishing with lone bind the Rakhi this is the not only best but keepeth the holy sanctity love you sir let the world know .....thank you (Report) Reply

  • Jesus James Llorico (8/23/2013 8:19:00 PM)

    A first time to know the Raksha Bandhan Festival, I felt the sacredness and
    sanctity of this festival. A beautiful poem indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Shashikant Nishant Sharma '? ? ? ? ? ' (8/23/2013 4:00:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem to illustrate the nature and feeling of the Raksha Bandhan festival widely observed in India. This educative poem will help non-Indian to understand Indian culture. Good Poem. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (8/21/2013 10:16:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem that expresses beauty of thought and the sacred festival of raksha bandhan. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/20/2013 7:51:00 PM)

    sacred thread that must be
    that binds the hand in love
    thank you sister Shahzia Batool for so much love with ur rakhi in the form of a poem. feel delighted.
    thank you sister Valsa George for your warm regards that touches my eternal soul.
    thank you all my frndz for your read n comment.
    best wishes love affection n regards to all (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (8/20/2013 9:21:00 AM)

    Very nice.Raksha Bandhan is really a pure thing.Rabindranath Tagore gave it a special meaning during the British rule in India making it a fest. Thanks a lot for this poem on this special day. (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (8/20/2013 4:24:00 AM)

    Lovely poem......raksha bandan is a bond of love between sisters and brothers and remains so till the end in the part of the world (India) ....Happy raksha bandan to every sister and brother. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (8/19/2013 9:21:00 AM)

    What a sacred thread that must be
    that binds the hand in love
    what a wish that just arises
    which stirs the heavens above
    i wonder how to curb
    this wonderful attraction
    i wonder how to bind
    this thread in just abstraction! ! !
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (8/18/2013 8:50:00 AM)

    This is a new thing for me to learn from you...it really sweet to have this, and a harmony vision is under the full moonlight to witness all of this_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/16/2013 11:11:00 AM)

    A sweet poem and the sentiment of love among siblings expressed through Raksha Bandhan is elaborately and movingly brought out! Warm regards from a sister! ! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (8/16/2013 5:42:00 AM)

    A delightful poem and a wonderful thought that sister should be united with brother. (Report) Reply

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