Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday Snapshot- August 20


Raksha Bandhan, a festival for brothers and sisters, where one ties a sacred thread on one's brother's right wrist. Prior to that, I tied a Rakhi to my divine brother, Krishna....
You can see the colourful threads I bought for my brothers and SILs (yes, I tie on their wrists too)...


Posted for Saturday Snapshot, hosted by Alyce of At Home With books.

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22 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

These look beautiful. I so love learning about your traditions. LOVELY!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, these are gorgeous, and I love reading about the meaning of each one.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Helen's Book Blog said...

I love the idea of a brother and sister festival, there is such a wonderful bond between siblings! Thanks for the photos

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Such a colourful ceremony and a lovely reminder of the links between siblings.

Beachreader said...

Oh, I love that tradition - I think everyone should celebrate the bond of siblings.

readerofthepack said...

This is my coworker's favorite time of year, although she claims it is because her brothers send her money. :P

Sherrie said...

Hi!
What a beautiful tradition. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

Trish said...

What a lovely tradition!

BookGal said...

Beautifuk tradition. Thanks for sharing.

Yvette said...

I too like the idea of a brother and sister festival. My brother and I would love the tradition.

Thanks for sharing. :)

Veens said...

Those are some lovely Rakhis :)

Paulita said...

Beautiful ribbons and, are those beads? You tie them on for special blessing or just to show they are loved? If you have a lot of siblings, do your wrists get covered with ribbons?

Pooch said...

Quite ornate and lovely.

:)

Alyce said...

Those are very pretty! What do people do if they don't have a brother?

Oh, and to answer your question - yes, of course you may write about the tree photos! I'd love to see what you write if you're willing to show me. :)

Jess - A Book Hoarder said...

I love the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing!

Vicki said...

What a great tradition!! We need something like that in the U.S.
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Amy said...

WHat fantastic tradition! I love the colorful thread you bought. Thank you for sharing this part of your culture with us. Once you tie the thread on your brother' wrist, how long does the person wear the thread?

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Oh how beautiful! thank you so much for sharing!

Leslie said...

That's a lovely tradition... and one I had not heard of before.

Dizzy C said...

These look beautiful.

Thanks for sharing your traditions

carol

Lisa said...

Those are lovely! (My sister and I would bicker through the whole thing, but it's a great idea.)

Here's my Snapshot!

stacybuckeye said...

Beautiful. Wonderful tradition.