Kolkata, Aug 23 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS): Toddlers at EuroKids International, a leading pre-school education provider, celebrated Raksha Bandhan a day in advance here on Monday. Unlike any other day, the students found their classrooms looked brighter with mix of colorful Rangoli designs and flowers that was used for decorating the school corridors.
The toddlers of EuroKids Dumdum Park were in dressed in traditional attire and had a special class by their teachers, who explained them in simpler way the significance of the festival of Raksha Bandhan.
The children learnt to make colorful Rakhis, which were displayed on the display board of the school.
Not only this, the kids also decorated the pooja thalis with fancy diyas, kumkum, rice, mithais (sweetmeats) and the Rakhi crafted by them. They also enjoyed tying Rakhis on each others wrist.
Speaking on the occasion, Ruby Pandey, Principal – EuroKids Kolkata, “This festival has an important social significance, because it underlines the notion that every one in society should live in harmonious coexistence with each other as brothers and sisters in society.”
“We encourage our students to celebrate and cherish all festivals that convey the message of national integration which also helps in revitalizing relationships and strengthening emotional bonds between people,” Pandey added.
2 Brahma Vishnu Shiva Rakhi Wristbands Threaded w/ Holy Moli (Kacha Soot)
2 Brahma Vishnu Shiva Rakhi (WRISTBAND) made of Kacha Soot also called Kalava or Moli – 100% Colored Cotton Yarn with one Red Sandalwood bead representing Lord Brahma , one tulsi bead representing Lord Vishnu and one 5 Mukhi (faces) Rudraksha bead representing Lord Shiva
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Red String (Kalava) is the sacred Hindu thread. It is worn while performing Hindu rituals like Yajna or Puja. It is tied by a priest on the wrists of all the people attending the prayer ceremony. Kalava is tied on right hand of males and on left hand of females. Sometimes it has small yellow parts in between the mostly red string. It sometimes has knots which are tied up while reciting Sanskrit mantras to invoke Gods and is worn to ward off evil from the person who wears this red thread.
When a Rakhi is tied on the wrist of a friend or family member, it underscore the need for harmony, also symbolizes a commitment to each other, love, protection, friendship.
This custom is practiced in India for millennia and originally signified the chaste bond between a brother and a sister. Raksha bandhan or Rakhi is a special occasion to celebrate this emotional bonding by tying a holy thread around the wrist.
The fashionable friendship band very common today probably is an extension of the Rakhi custom. When a person feels for another person, he or she sends a Rakhi as a symbol of friendship, love and commitment. Also it is a way to show interest in the other person without using words.
Or tie it to your own wrist as a commitment to some worthy cause, or overcome some bad habit or to pray for others. Even a reminder to exercise or any thing you wish.
This Rakhi is made of one 5 mukhi (faces) rudraksha bead, one Tulsi bead and one Red Sandalwood bead
Rudrakshas are used for prayer beads (malas) to practice japa yoga or repetition of mantras (prayers) and meditation.
They are considered holy. They are called tears of Shiva.
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