With so much fanfare around them, one might wonder how do these celebrities celebrate Raksha Bandhan. So, here we reveal.
Raksha Bandhan is made of two hindi words Raksha and Bandhan that translates to Protection and Bond. In other words the festival celebrates the brother-sister bond that is filled with unconditional love. Sisters tie beautiful threads on the wrists of their brothers, who in turn take a pledge of protecting them for life. Before diving into how the Bollywood stars celebrate Rakhi , it is worthwhile to know how it all started. Although there are many stories but the most common one is during Mahabharata . Story revolves around the origin of Raksha Bandhan is the story of Krishna and Draupadi.
As is mentioned in a verse of Mahabharata, Krishna slit his index finger in battle, while hurling his divine weapon, the Sudarshan Chakra, at his nephew, Shishupala. Draupadi tore a piece of her saree and wrapped it around his finger to stop the bleeding. Lord Krishna seeing this unconditional love took a divine oath to protect Draupadi’s honour in the future. Also for the same reason, the lord came to protect Draupadi’s honour during the infamous disrobing. Raksha Bandhan holds a great importance in Hindu Mythology and this festive occasion has been running for centuries. Bollywood movies reflect the society in general. And it is no wonder that Bollywood stars follow the league. Here’s how Bollywood stars celebrate Rakhi.
Bollywood stars celebrate Rakhi
Many Bollywood stars took to social media to express their love and admiration for their siblings. Bhool Bhulayiaa star Kartik Aryan took to his Twitter handle to express their feelings on the occasion. Kartik Aryan in 2020 shared a loving post for his sister Kritika Tiwari. His sister being a doctor, Kartik added a funny touch to his wishes. He’s seen as if he about to touch his sister’s feet in the picture and captioned it, “ab behen doctor ho toh Raksha ki zimmedari bhi uski. @dr.kiki_ blessing me !! Happy Rakshabandhan Everyone.”
Priyanka is extremely close to her brother. In an emotional picture Priyanka had earlier shared a picture from her wedding with Nick Jonas. Posting a picture showing her brother Siddharth Chopra walking her down the aisle. She captioned the picture “Happy Raksha Bandhan to everyone celebrating and to my incredible brood of brothers. I’ve always loved this special festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. I feel so blessed to have these wonderful, sensitive, supportive men in my corner always. I miss you all so much. Sending lots of love and hugs and oh also…as part of tradition… waiting for my gifts.”
Amitabh Bachchan laid down the significance of the festival. He referred the festival as that of a protection and security for the sister as her brother takes a pledge of protecting her. Additionally he added that it is a promise to which the brother has to stand in times of trouble. An oath a brother takes to safeguard her from evil and ensure that he shall be with her in every hour. His daughter too posted a image of her and brother with loving wishes.
Our ‘samaaj’ does possess centuries old traditions that make us all valuable .. in the essence of behavioural convictions .. such convictions that can never be betrayed or dissolved .. they are the crafted genius of writings on stone .. forever.”Amitabh Bachchan
Ranbir Kapoor and his sister Riddhima Kapoor Shani shared adorable pictures on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Ranbir Kapoor is extremely close to his sister and niece Samaira and often posts their pictures on the social media. Ridhima was over the moon during Ranbir-Alia wedding and could be seen dancing and enjoying. shared fun-filled pictures in which, the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actor can be seen sporting a black t-shirt and a cap, while Riddhima looks gorgeous in a pink and white shirt and blue trousers.
Sushant Singh Rajput
One of the Bollywood’s most loved actor Sushant Singh Rajput passed away. The only brother of his three sisters, who miss him terribly. One of his sisterShweta Singh Kirti in an emotional post remembered her brother. She mentioned that he would remain her pride forever. “Happy Rakshabandhan mere sweet sa baby [my sweet baby]. Bahut pyaar karts Sian hum aapko Jaan [I love you a lot my darling] aur hamesha karts rahenge [I will always love you],” Kirti posted. Everyone knew Sushant was a physics geek and obsessed with Particle physics. Here is a snippet of one of his work.
Angad Bedi and Janhvi Kapoor
Angad Bedi posted a sweet message for his on-screen sister Janhvi Kapoor. For the unversed, Janhnvi played Angad’s sister in the film ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’. He captioned the post with, “Thank you @JanhviKapoor for being the best on-screen sister and @nehabedi2 for tolerating me till date.” He urged everyone to use this beautiful occasion to celebrate the bond of love, support and protection not just among siblings, but also between humans.
Bollywood Stars Celebrate Rakhi
The above is just a glimpse of how Bollywood Stars celebrate Rakhi. There are prayers and temple visits and exchange gifts between siblings. It is one of the two festivals dedicated to a sister brother bond. There is no pure bond than that of a sister and brother. Selfless, true from the heart and no materialism. In a nutshell a Rakhi is just not a simple red thread, but a pledge to protect, honour and stand by a sister at every time.
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