Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on 'Shravan Purnima', the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravan, which, according to the Gregorian calendar, falls in August. Celebrated with great gusto and fervency, this prominent Indian festival is observed in to honor the sacred bond between brothers and sisters. On this day, a sister ties Rakhi, a sacred thread, on her brother's wrist. In return, brothers bestow all sorts of magnificent gifts upon their sisters and vow to protect them in all respects, throughout their lifetime. There are several poems delineating the sacred tie between a brother and a sister, which the siblings dedicate to each other on this auspicious occasion. Some of the finest Raksha Bandhan poems have been brought together in the following lines. So, if you also wish to dedicate a few lines to your brother/sister on this Rakhi, then go through the below mentioned poems.
Raksha Bandhan Poems
A Sister Like You
Someone who will understand
Who knows the way I feel
In every situation
Her concern is very real
Someone who has walked my ways
Who knows my every need
Times when she would see me cry
Her heart would nearly bleed
Everyone should have a sister
Just the way I do
Richly blessed is what I am
To have a sister like you
Rakhi Day Is Righteous Day
This full moon day our hearts are in brim
Feeling of faith and serenity in mind.
We light the lamps and our hears glow
Radiance of happiness and peace are in flow.
Harmonious homes are like streams of joy
Flowing and flourishing the landscape en route.
Nobility in heart and character in deed
Righteous homes alone make a beautiful State.
Sisters will tie the thread on the brothers
Abiding them to do only what is right and clean.
Put the Kumkum and blessed rice on the head
Where will dwell right thoughts and noble action
- Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
A Sister Is Forever
A sister's a sister forever
A bond that diminishes never
A friend who is kindly and caring
A sibling God chooses for sharing.
Few ties as deep and profound
And with so much affection abound
Though some thoughts are seldom expressed
Love endures and survives every test.
Of the constants that rest in the heart
A sister's a primary part.
She'll always be there when you need her
You listen, you value, you heed her.
As growth independence you ponder
Your feelings grow deeper and fonder
And life tells you one thing that is true
A sister's a large part of you.
- Bruce B. Wilmer
Here's To My Brother
Here's to my brother
Remember every day
No matter what I've said
Here's what I'd like to say
I will always love you
Be with you till the end
When no one else is around
I will be your friend
I love my brother
and I always will
I'm proud to be your brother
that's how I feel
And someday when we're far away
And the miles keep us apart
I'm gonna whisper
I love my brother
And you'll know it in your heart
These are some fine poems describing the bond of love and affection between a brother and a sister. Dedicate one of these above mentioned poems and surprise your sibling this Rakhi.
There are several poems which harmonize the spirit of Rakhi festival. Scroll down to learn some wonderful Rakhsha Bandhan poems.